The new master bedroom is directly above the new garage. The beams that support the upper level cant out from the masonry walls of the garage.
The garage is actually at the back of the house. When the walk streets in Venice were built in the 1920s they were oriented such that vehicle access addressed the back of the house and pedestrian access addressed the front.
By combining and unifying the landscape design of his house and that of his mother-in-law next door, Clementi was able to maximize his yard and execute a design that includes graded concrete steps, vegetable gardens, and a massive magnolia tree.
In the master bedroom the Fireplace is by Fireorb, the rocking chairs are by Ray and Charles Eames for Herman Miller, and the bed and bedside table are custom designs by the owners.
A new bathroom is just off the master bedroom. The plywood effect of much of the new interior is picked up in the gray floor and walls.
The kitchen island was also a custom design by Clementi and Smith-Clementi. The pendant light overhead is a BÖJA from Ikea reconfigured by the architects. The floor tiles are made of concrete and are from Granada Tile.
The idea behind the shelving unit off the kitchen is that it would both hide and reveal the stuff of daily life. Clementi and Smith-Clementi are both big Elivs Costello fans, hence the LP of King of America, but they wanted a chance not just to display but also to shut away.
A small fence in the yard echoes the posts that support the new master suite.