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Minimalist modern home showcasing art in Santa Monica

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24th Street Residence is a minimalist modern home showcasing art display walls throughout, envisioned by Steven Kent Architect, located in Santa Monica, California. The clients are a Culver City are gallery owner and a musician with two young boys. The 4,950 square foot, five bedroom, six bathroom home highlights a stunning outdoor room, art display walls, recording studio and home theater that utilizes green building technologies. From the street, the residence is a series of overlapping rectangular volumes, each features varying materials and textures. The house is anchored by a three-story poured concrete stair enclosure.

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The second floor cantilevers out, sheltering the main entry. This glass volume is shrouded with a retractable aluminum structure fitted with wood slats for privacy. The main floor is a large living space that opens to the outdoor room. They are connected by an expansive wall of glass multi panel sliding doors.

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A Boffi kitchen is open to the dining/ living area with island seating for casual family eating. A giant floor to ceiling solid wood slab door recesses into wall to seamlessly join the main living area and home theater. The rolling door seals shut for sound and light separation.

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Upstairs, the glass walled master suite and deck float over the outdoor room and open to the backyard pool area below. Glass wraps around the master bedroom and bathroom. A bamboo hedge provides privacy. A basement recording studio features a mixing room and soundproof room for live instruments. The house incorporates photovoltaic and hydronic solar systems, radiant flooring, Low-E commercial glazing, automated house controls and many other energy saving features.

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