Explore Douglas Pierson, AIA Choi-Pierson Residence, at AIA|LA's "Venice Vista" spring Home Tour, presented by Gruen Associates

Last Updated: March 29, 2012

Explore Douglas Pierson, AIA Choi-Pierson Residence, at AIA|LA's "Venice Vista" spring Home Tour, presented by Gruen Associates

Mar Vista, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Online ticket sales will close at 12:00 noon on Sat 3/31.

4/1 WILL CALL INFORMATION:

(for late purchases + tickets not received in the mail)

  • Tickets purchased online after Wed 3/28 will not be mailed and will be available for pick-up at Will Call, which is located at Home B on the tour.

  • Will Call Location: House #B - 1378 Appleton Way, Venice, CA 90291.

  • Will Call Hours: Open from 11 AM - 1 PM (tour goes on until 4 PM)

  • Still not too late to attend the event, Day-of Tickets can be purchased at Will Call for $85

Purchase tickets online until Saturday March 31

Please visit us at Will Call on Sun 4/1 if you did not receive all of your tickets in the mail or if you wish to purchase additional tickets after online registration closes.


Explore Douglas Pierson, AIA Choi-Pierson Residence, at AIA|LA's "Venice Vista" spring Home Tour, presented by Gruen Associates

Come explore the Choi-Pierson residence in Venice Beach, CA, the second home on a 3600 sq. ft 2 lot, is a compact 3 story dwelling huddled between the neighborhood's densely packed homes and detached garages. With just 700 sq. ft2 available to design the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house for the Choi-Pierson family of four, this home is a vertical wonderland!

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House Description:

Location: Mar Vista, CA
Name: Choi-Pierson Residence
Category: Residential
Design Firm: Douglas v. Pierson, AIA - (fer) studio

The Choi-Pierson residence in Venice Beach, CA, the second home on a 3600 sq. ft 2 lot, is a compact 3 story dwelling huddled between the neighborhood's densely packed homes and detached garages. There was just 700 sq. ft2 available to design the 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath house for the Choi-Pierson family of four.

By establishing clear hierarchies in building materials, using innovative interpretations of roof requirements, and configuring open stairs and landings as a means to interconnect floors, the homeowners, an architect and principal at (fer) studio and his wife, an environmental designer, have created aparsimoniously modern home that maximizes affordable sustainability and ultra- efficiency out of just 1390 sq. ft2 of living space.

The vertically stacked home hovers over an open two-car garage and garden on the first floor. The kitchen, living room and bathroom are situated above, with the master bedroom, on-suite bathroom, and two children?s bedrooms and shared bathroom on the top floor. To maximize every inch, there are just two interior walls in this home. All other separations are implied through spatial changes in structural millwork and glass. There are no interior hallways, and center-pivoting doors allow individual spaces, such as bedrooms, to open into larger combined family spaces. Built-ins do double and triple duty, like the credenza that guards the open staircase or the kids? bathroom-closet cube that also divides their bedrooms. Custom-made furniture on casters provides additional flexibility to easily transform spaces from one use to another.

See this home in person at the April 1st AIA|LA Spring 2012 Home Tour: "Venice Vista"

Stay tuned for descriptions of the other homes...

For more information, visit the AIA|LA Home Tours webpage

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Last updated: 10-Dec-2012 10:16 AM
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