Circulate and restore Venice is home to LA’s forward-thinking artists, designers and creators – no doubt, they’ve unified here for the soul-sustaining vitality of the sun and Pacific Ocean. And no surprise either that such a well-balanced home, magnificently melding form and function, harmoniously at one with the environment it breathes in, has come into being here. Like a four-petalled lotus, McKinley Avenue’s quarters link inner and outer: you’ll ‘oooh’, ‘ahhh’ and maybe even ‘ohm’, no matter which path you take. Gurus Your host is the clear-minded life force of his home. His meditations on design are manifested in the specialized, environmentally-friendly materials throughout. At one with their universe, he and his photographer spouse enjoy the simple pleasures of a relaxing hot tub evening under the stars. Deconstruct to rebuild Once you enter through the main gate, the superficial lines of interior and exterior dissolve. Reach the centre and discover a pensive lap pool, free from chemicals to keep it pure, its flow as unblocked as your qi after a dip. Comprised of four pods, all connected by walkways, the floors are moulded of custom concrete, the walls of sustainable reclaimed wood. Natural ventilation allows gentle breezes to whisper throughout and, ingeniously, embedded water pipes in the walls and floors collect heat during the day and radiate restorative warmth at night. The gathering areas have retractable walls and one has a built-in projector and seating in case a screening is in order. Ascend to the master bedroom where floor-to-ceiling glass is a masterstroke of conceptual unity – a nirvana of fantastic views and total privacy are all yours. Within and without While the breeze and brightness of this home might tempt you to take a cross-legged seat indefinitely, the pull of Venice Beach proper is strong. Delightful performers on the Boardwalk or dining and shopping at Abbot Kinney await, but as with most Venice pilgrimages you’ll want to travel by car.
Meet & Greet
Three loveable dogs live at this home. They won't be around during your stay, but this home may not be suitable for people with allergies.
The homeowner's personal masseuse, yoga instructor and acupuncturist are available via appointment at an additional charge.
This home doesn't have air-conditioning, so let us know if you'd like fans for your stay.
This home has an open swimming pool (with no fence) accessible via the living areas.
There is street parking available for this home.