Richard Seltzer Designs

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Stewart Guest HouseBack

Venice Beach, CA


We have completed the design phase of this project. The images below are computer generated renderings that we use during the design process.

  • Architecture and Interiors:

    Richard Seltzer Designs
  • Engineering:

    Stephen Perlof
  • Visualization:

    Richard Seltzer Designs

The Stewart Guest House is a multifunctional accessory building allowing for a quiet writing studio, a garage workshop for the car collection, a full guest suite, and a hangout-getaway from the main house.

The building is separated into two layers. Below is the garage workshop that doubles as a relaxing space by the pool. Above is a split-level guest suite with full kitchen & bath that has amenities for entertaining large groups and for a writing studio away from the noise of the main house. The garage and guest suite intermix through a glass wall that splits the upper layer into two levels. This split allows for visual access to the cars below, as well as a softer separation of the bedroom and living areas for the guest suite. The increased height provides the garage below space for a car lift and the living and kitchen above a better view of the Venice Canal.

The ceiling soars over the lowered, bedroom half of the upper layer, towards a glass wall that opens onto a deck with the pool below and the Venice Canal beyond. A monolithic wall also flows through the glass fa├žade, connecting interior and exterior while anchoring the entire project to the ground and creating a separation from the neighbours.