Explore Richard Seltzer Design's, Sheller-Borunda Residence, at AIA|LA's "Venice Vista" spring Home Tour, presented by Gruen Associates
Last Updated: March 20, 2012
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
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 Richard Seltzer's, Sheller-Borunda Residence, at AIA|LA's "Venice Vista" spring Home Tour, presented by Gruen Associates
Using space, light, materials, and objects as a focus on his design, Richard Seltzer, Assoc. AIA transforms the Sheller-Borunda Residence into a retreat nestled between private gardens, seemingly far from its Mar Vista neighborhood. This home a must-see in order to experience the light and openness, come see it at the AIA|LA Home Tour, "Venice Vista!"
Location: Mar Vista, CA
Name: Sheller-Borunda Residence
Design Firm: Richard Seltzer Designs
Expressive structural elements project above the entry path, leading into the interior, past the gracious kitchen, and extending towards the open plan living space. The dining, office, and living spaces weave together, anchored by the central hearth's articulated form. Spaces flow freely between inside and out. With the wall of sliding glass doors concealed, the enclosure dematerializes and the soaring great room fuses with the courtyard's landscape. River rock ground surfaces connect the courtyard with the living space.
The ground plane then transitions to polished concrete and bamboo flooring, to delineate living zones. Moving between spaces, each view is exquisitely framed. Warm rust, orange, and olive Venetian plaster walls seamlessly flow through the glass, and stone surfaces in the kitchen and master bath extend through the façade. The quality of light shifts throughout the course of the day, from the wash of even morning light through recessed skylights, to the blue of the sky deepening over the treetops as the interior lighting illuminates shifting ceiling planes. The tactile materials and textures create striking juxtapositions: Makassar Ebony fixtures against industrial rusted steel beams, and a glass sink basin submerged in a bed of white stones.
From precisely crafted custom fixtures and joinery, to curated compositions of form and color, a sculptural approach defines the Sheller-Borunda Residence.
Stay tuned for descriptions of the other homes...
Photography: exterior: Bill Melia; interior: Dave Teel Photography