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Vienna Way Residence modern-kitchen

Vienna Way Residence

The Vienna Way residence, designed for a young family, is located on a large, extensively landscaped lot in Venice, CA. Floor to ceiling glazing and outdoor living spaces fully integrate the home within the California native landscape.

Working within the restrictions posed by the narrow site, the design divides the lot into thirds, with the two main volumes placed on the exterior edges of the property, bridged by a sunken kitchen in the center. The one-story structure to the south houses a great room that combines formal living and dining areas. The structure begins in the front of the property and flows into an outdoor dining patio. A large expanse of glass along the east provides a visual and spatial link to the pool area.

The northern structure runs from the back of the property forward, also leading to an outdoor living area, and contains more casual, private spaces, including a family room and an office on the first floor and bedrooms on the second floor. Glazing along the second-story hallway offers views of the green roof (above the kitchen) and tree tops below.

The kitchen acts as the hub of the residence, connecting the public and private areas and providing views of the pool, side yard and rear property. From the exterior, the kitchen is shaped by a bronze box that emphasizes its significance and provides contrast to the plaster façade found on the main volumes of the residence.

In addition to bridging the two main volumes, the kitchen is the center of a water-related area that starts in front with a swimming pool and flows through the kitchen and over its green roof, and continues in the backyard’s riparian landscape planted with rushes, reeds, and sycamore trees. These plantings give way to a large play yard filled with buffalo grass and surrounded by Oak trees and other California native plants.

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on Monday
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October 23, 2014
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October 16, 2014
Cozy yet feel like you are part of the outdoors.
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August 20, 2014
Windows & banquette - do we really need sliding doors?
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July 21, 2014
Storage at the ends - I could have at one end. Rich wood.
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June 25, 2014
For bathroom
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May 23, 2014
Dining seating storage ideas
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May 19, 2014
same idea
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April 18, 2014
low clean lines
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January 18, 2014
drawers in the banket
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January 2, 2014
wood and fabric
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December 29, 2013
Built in
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December 29, 2013
love the buffet seating in kitchen/dining! Marmol Radziner
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November 24, 2013
som en del av kjøkkenet? hverdags spisekrok? vakkert tre. utsiktsbilde.
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November 11, 2013
Breakfast nook encased by storage
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November 7, 2013
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October 30, 2013
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October 22, 2013
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September 29, 2013
Like the walnut booth colour
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September 18, 2013
Like the wood
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September 12, 2013
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September 12, 2013
love the banquet with the green view
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August 31, 2013
I like the modern banquette idea
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August 17, 2013
Nook shape
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August 10, 2013
tops of seat backs can be in-line with counter tops
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July 20, 2013
built in & storage
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July 6, 2013
Kitchen - booth
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June 1, 2013
built in breakfast nook
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May 29, 2013
I like this booth, would like to have one just like it in my kitchen.
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May 19, 2013
cabinets at booth
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May 13, 2013
Seat kitchen
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May 13, 2013
Booth idea
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April 22, 2013
Love bankette.
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April 11, 2013
bench seat
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March 24, 2013
booth storage
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March 4, 2013
Love the wood and white combo, plus the drawer features
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March 1, 2013
Our kitchen
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February 19, 2013
dining nook ?
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January 31, 2013
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January 26, 2013
Nice bankette
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Breakfast nook
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variation of this
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December 16, 2012
Looks good but:)
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October 2, 2012
some day
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October 1, 2012
breakfast nook
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September 12, 2012
the booth
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July 18, 2012
Cool baguette
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July 15, 2012
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