Explore Dwell Magazine's, Best Home in America, at AIA|LA's "Venice Vista," presented by Gruen Associates

Last Updated: March 15, 2012

Explore Dwell Magazine's, Best Home in America, at AIA|LA's "Venice Vista," presented by Gruen Associates

3780 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90010, USA

Online ticket sales will close at 12:00 noon on Sat 3/31.


(for late purchases + tickets not received in the mail)

  • Tickets purchased online after Wed 3/28 will not be mailed and will be available for pick-up at Will Call, which is located at Home B on the tour.

  • Will Call Location: House #B - 1378 Appleton Way, Venice, CA 90291.

  • Will Call Hours: Open from 11 AM - 1 PM (tour goes on until 4 PM)

  • Still not too late to attend the event, Day-of Tickets can be purchased at Will Call for $85

Please visit us at Will Call on Sun 4/1 if you did not receive all of your tickets in the mail or if you wish to purchase additional tickets after online registration closes.

Explore Dwell Magazine's, Best Home in America, at AIA|LA's "Venice Vista" spring Home Tour, presented by Gruen Associates

Escher GuneWardena Architects renovation of a Los Angeles bungalow, bestowed them the title of Best Home In America, according to Dwell Magazine. With remarkable views and sustainable features, this home is too good to pass up! Come see the Mar Vista, CA family home at the AIA|LA Home Tour, "Venice Vista!"

click to purchase APR 1 Home Tour Tickets

House Description:

Location: Mar Vista, CA
Name: Pearson Trent Residence
Category: Residential
Design Firm: Escher GuneWardena Architecture

The remodel of a modest post war bungalow in the Mar Vista neighborhood of West Los Angeles engulfs the L shape plan of the original building with a new shell to form a large rectangular mass. The garage, a series of bedrooms along the north, and a massive wall on the south define an open living/dining/kitchen area sheltered by a single sloping roof. The covered space gradually expands horizontally and vertically to meet the easterly view of the city.

A 26 foot long glass disappears into a pocket, turning the living space into an expansive outdoor room facing the view. The exterior plaster finish, and grey quarry tile floor extend from the living areas out to patios, blurring the distinction of indoor and out. The handcrafted concrete block wall at the entry by Los Angeles artist Evan Holloway references a late work of Gerrit Rietveld. The clients are photographer Ramona Trent and the renowned artist Anthony Pearson.

Among several other publications, the home was recently included in Dwell Magazine's special issue Best Homes in America.

See this home in person at the April 1st AIA|LA Spring 2012 Home Tour: "Venice Vista"

Read description of Neil M. Denari Designed Home at the AIA|LA Home Tour

For more information, visit the AIA|LA Home Tours webpage

Photography: Jonas Lara

click to purchase APR 1 Home Tour Tickets

About Escher GuneWarenda Architects
Escher GuneWarenda's work addresses issues of sustainability, affordability, and the dialogue between form and construction. They seek to establish simple formal manifestations of the complexities of each project, investigating the sublimated characteristics intrinsic to the work itself. Located in the United States, Canada, and in Europe, their work ranges from residential to commercial, master planning and institutional projects.

For more information visit http://www.egarch.net/

Last updated: 11-Dec-2012 04:47 AM
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