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Engel & Voelkers lists unique design home in Venice, Los Angeles

Engel & Völkers has been commissioned with the sale of an outstanding property in the Venice district of Los Angeles, California – for an asking price of approx. 5.8 million US dollars (approx. 6 million euros). Built in 2001, the exceptional design of "Tectonic House'' is the signature work of the Viennese architecture firm  Coop Himmelb(l)au, which is renowned internationally for its experimental buildings. “Tectonic House is utterly different to any other houses in Venice and is clearly one of the most unique properties in the area thanks to its sculpture-like façade. The architectural design seeks to reflect the diversity, vibrancy and complexity of the neighbourhood,” says Sandra Miller, License Partner at Engel & Völkers Santa Monica.

Architecture meets art

The unique design home is located at 513 Grand Boulevard, just a stone’s throw from Venice Beach. Minimalist elegance, geometric shapes and open plan spaces set the design of this avant-garde property apart. The steel-framed building consists of two separate towers connected by an upper-level bridge. The vertical structure draws air up and out through openings in the roof for permanent ventilation, eliminating the need for central air-conditioning. Spanning approx. 234 square metres in total, the three-level residence boasts an expansive living and dining area, as well as four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and a roof terrace. Large floor-to-ceiling windows ensure light-filled interiors and a sense of airy spaciousness throughout. There is a beautiful juxtaposition of materials such as concrete, wood and stark metals in all rooms. The centrepiece of this home is the permanent wooden art installation that starts on the floor and climbs up the staircase to the top level. At the moment, “Tectonic House” will be an experiential gallery curated by Idea Parade for various artists to explore creative projects. 

About the current owners of the house: J. Stewart Burns and Lillian Yu

J. Stewart Burns is an American screenwriter and producer. Some of his most notable work includes “Futurama” and “The Simpsons.” He produced more than 400 episodes for “The Simpsons,” including the episode “Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind”, for which he won an Emmy Award. Lillian Yu is also a successful screenwriter who has previously worked for Google. She now writes for and produces series for Warner Brothers and streaming services including Amazon and Netflix.

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