Although the eminent Scottish architect Charlie Sutherland is probably best known for designing large-scale commercial projects across the pond – the British Embassy in Berlin, the Bill Scott Sculpture Center to the sculpture studios in ‘Edinburgh and China’s Chengdu Museum, to name a few – it also happened to create quite a distinctive residence right here in the Los Angeles area in 2017. Resting along the coveted pedestrian streets from Venice, within walking distance of the beach, the alluring gem recently hit the market for just under $4.9 million.
Setting this property in a class of its own, according to listing agent Michael Grady of The Agency, is that it is “designed by one of the world’s most iconic architects”. But the place also has a host of special features, he adds, including “the perfect marriage of form and function with its indoor and outdoor living spaces.”
Nestled on a gated plot that spans over half an acre of land, the towering structure is preceded by an olive grove and private patio, and also has a one-car garage and a garage. additional parking for two other vehicles. Once inside, nearly 3,400 square feet of living space on three levels surrounds an open-air courtyard and walls of glass open to numerous balconies, while offering picturesque ocean views and treetops.
Of particular note is a large room sporting a fireside lounge with a built-in sofa and concrete bar overlooking the courtyard, as well as a wall-painted Bulthaup kitchen fitted with high-end Gaggenau and Miele appliances, as well as a adjoining dining room. . Other highlights include three exterior-accessible bedrooms, each with its own spa-inspired soaking tub or glass-enclosed shower.
One of the most unique elements of the property? “It’s a rooftop entertaining room and living deck with its own kitchen, dining deck, and view of the Pacific,” says Grady. “This is truly a one-of-a-kind property.”