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    Default Architect Dennis Gibbens' light-filled Abbot Kinney retreat in Venice


    ( Benny Chan / Fotoworks ) Architect Dennis Gibbens' new home on bustling Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice overcomes the same challenges posed by many urban sites: the need to maximize privacy and minimize city noise. Gibbens' solution: He wrapped the home in a shell of board-formed concrete that exudes a sense of raw strength and permanence. Light largely streams in not through windows but through a glassed-in central courtyard and beautiful, sculptural skylights, creating a space that feels private and protected, yet bright and open. Pictured here: The top floor of the home, where sunshine from circular skylights filters down to the level below via a slab of tempered glass in the floor.














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    gorgeous house. i want it.
    i'd change a lot of the furniture and the only room where i'd make more substantial changes is the kitchen - i dislike black cabinets and not sure i like that alcove/hollow the stove is in.
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    I like the spaces and skylighting and the fact that it is in Venice. The furniture is horrible and I hate the red blob and red on the bed(that is not the way to introduce a pop of color IMO).

    Also not getting the fungal-covered ottoman and the skull on the table. Just WTF? Is that also a small skull on the (ugly) table behind the sofa?

    Just ugh for nearly all of the furniture.

    And that courtyard and the space in it is just wasted in this design.

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    Greenery! That courtyard needs greenery!
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    no thank you. i moved from venice a few months ago and aint ever lookin back.

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