Oxford Triangle Residence Offers a New Spin on a Venice Beach House

If you’ve been to Venice Beach, California, the Oxford Triangle home is not your normal seaside residence sighting. The one of a kind property sits on a slender triangular whole lot by a historic electric streetcar line in use from 1905 to the mid 1950s. Architect Matthew Royce, of M Royce Architecture, created the property for himself with inspiration drawn from a journey to Iran in 2013. Grand villas in the town of Kashan housed basements that filled with snow every winter, which turned their fridge in the summer season. A return stop in London additional a lot more inspiration – row houses with gaps amongst the home and sidewalk allowing gentle into the basements underneath.


Royce translated the inspiration into the new house by introducing place among the public sidewalk and the framework. Every little thing created previously mentioned floor was to improve the restricted footprint, and down below ground is wherever the spaces benefit from purely natural light and ocean breezes filtering down.

closeup exterior view of modern, industrial house with mirrored windows and rust red fence

exterior side view of modern industrial house with rust red fence

The household is constructed utilizing industrial components, like board-formed concrete, glass, and raw copper, pretty the contrast from the bordering 20th century Craftsman bungalows, mid-century ranches, and put up-war stucco properties.

side view of modern industrial house in venice beach

The raw resources on the exterior will gradually patina and age over time building an at any time-evolving look. Identical components are applied on the two-story guesthouse with the exception of a hydraulic plane hangar door that opens the place up to the outside.

closeup sideview of modern house with rust red and patinaed wood details

exterior view of modern guesthouse with aged wood exterior

exterior view of modern guesthouse with aged wood exterior and open window

closeup exterior side view of modern industrial house with mirrored windows and rusted iron details

The ground floor, which homes the kitchen, residing area, and deck, sinks 3 toes beneath ground so the foliage wrapped about the perimeter of the residence can build privateness when the areas are opened up. An infinity pool runs appropriate together with the house and then wraps about making it straightforward to accessibility.

exterior side view of modern house with elongated pool running alongside

exterior view from modern deck overlooking curved pool

With the sliding glass partitions opened up, the kitchen area extends to a patio and overlooks the elongated swimming pool.

rooftop deck view of modern house in venice beach

top floor interior view of modern house with eclectic furnishings looking out to rooftop deck

interior view of modern kitchen looking out to greenery

interior of modern dark kitchen with glass tabletop

interior of modern seating area of home with garage style door opened and man standing to side

interior of modern home's seating area with modern and eclectic furnishings and large window

interior of modern, industrial space with concrete walls and dark furnishings

modern interior staircase with concrete surfaces

interior of open modern bedroom with modern minimalist furnishings and angled windows

interior of modern industrial bathroom with double sink

modern interior of dark minimalist bathroom with polished concrete surfaces and oval bathtub

modern interior of dark minimalist bathroom with polished concrete surfaces oval shower room

interior concrete staircase with concrete surfaces and artwork on walls

interior modern bedroom with deep blue walls and bedding with graphic painting over bed

interior view of modern bathroom with oval tub in front of wall of windows

interior view of modern home with blue curved wall and concrete floors

interior view of open metal staircase in front of large windows looking out to deck

Photographs by Sam Frost and Michael Reynolds.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design and style Milk. She has a BFA in pictures from SCAD and can normally be observed searching for classic wares, performing New York Situations crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.