Victoria House Built a Sense of Place

It’s edgy and different. But not overwhelming.

Located in Venice California, just a short stroll from the beach, stands Victoria House. It’s the latest build from Breakform Design who achieved the near-impossible: convincing an ageing community that new development can actually enrich the area. Victoria House is modern. It’s edgy and different. But not overwhelming.

Victoria House features a soaring glass door that leads to an open and seamless floor plan. The kitchen is fitted with custom walnut cabinets, Miele appliances and a generous centre island for food prep. The Dining area is complemented by retractable glass doors leading to the patio. Upstairs, there are two bedrooms and a media room with sliding glass doors that lead to a roof deck decorated with drought-tolerant landscaping.

Victoria House entertainment room

Discussing what makes the architecture of Victoria House unique, Ridaa Murad, founder of Breakform Design said “We tried to have as many angular lines as we could. The cabinetry, the stair slopes, the slant of the window shades, the roofline, the whole house kind of works in angles.”

“The last thing we wanted was for the home to look like a big box. So our focus was to go the opposite direction while still having very usable space.”

The top floor is where you can find the large master suite with a wood plank ceiling, walk-in closet and a separate office area leading to a private outdoor deck. The windows were specifically placed to capture as much ocean breeze as possible, making air conditioning often unnecessary. The Sunshade study was designed to prevent the build from blocking neighbouring houses’ sunlight.

“We’re proud that we have neighbours that have been here for decades and we managed to build this house with a sense of place,” adds Ridaa.

Images – Airows

Victoria House front entrance

Victoria House dining room

Victoria House kitchen

Victoria House staircase

Victoria House bedroom

Victoria House bedroom

Victoria House bedroom desk

Victoria House bathroom

Victoria House study

Victoria House balcony

Victoria House deck area

Victoria House private deck

Victoria House garden

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