Designed by Los Angeles studio Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects, the Navy House oozes the relaxed beachy vibes of its Venice Beach, CA setting.
The 3,400-square foot residence stands out from surrounding bricked buildings, thanks to white stucco walls, a weathering steel fence, and upward-oriented terraces. The latter helps with privacy and creates a sanctuary amid the hustle and bustle of the popular neighborhood.
Inspired by Japanese principles, designers used simple materials and maximized natural light and air in different ways. Concrete flooring and white oak details balances Northern European style with low-maintenance efficiency. The deliberately simple palette contributes to a uniquely tranquil retreat.