Tucked into a small, narrow lot along the historic Venice Canal in Los Angeles, Hover Residence 3 epitomizes the eco-chic, contemporary dream property. Designed by Venice-based Glen Irani Architects, this 2,500 square foot, vertically-oriented structure is truly one particular in a series of completely sustainable abodes.
With a targeted focus on green finishes and materials, solar energy and wind power, this stacked box offers 3 levels of multifunctional spaces: a ground floor of a seamless indoor/outdoor lounge and garage, a second story containing light-filled living spaces and the third level which features the 3 bedrooms and residence offices.
Even though designed around a restricted canal-front plot, this structure of power-efficient glass, concrete and engineered slate does not seem to really feel these constraints, with an openness that can be visually observed, and simultaneously enjoyed, from all 3 stories by means of a central core clad in rectangular concrete panels. Huge grey-painted steel “X’s” may be structurally important, yet they also offer such a distinctively cool design contribution to the transparent glass walls.
How bold the interior stairwell is, painted a hot tangerine-red! The glazed and steel-bolted stairs are arranged to float, producing an ethereal vibe to this otherwise industrial-variety staircase. Enjoy it!
Furnishings are minimalist while the palette adds punches of contemporary colors across the living zones such as in the lime accent walls, cornflower blue cabinetry and plum region rugs. What keen style to leave the ground-level lounge space restrained in colour so only the wood, plants, pebble grey and white mesh with the immediate outside atmosphere. This is genuinely an extended living space which is magnificent in its organic simplicity.
The views from the top floor are beautiful, with pivoting glass doors supplying ventilation, light and a connection to the outdoors. Frosted glass panels marked with these striking “X’s” are carried by means of from the ground floor, injected into the exterior walls contributing privacy. The all-white master bath is resplendent with suspended linear cabinetry and sharp-lined geometric basin, cabinetry, mirrors and amenities, save for the oval soaking tub.
Hover House 3 is an revolutionary modern day dream home, exhibiting a minute carbon footprint generating a important influence on exemplary eco-style.