This old world family home in Venice beach is beautiful. Owned by actress Denise Vasi and her director husband Anthony Mandler their home is a narrative of a life of travel – they are after all professional storytellers, in front and behind the lens.
The proportions of this house hark to a previous time. Enormous 7 metre ceilings create volumes of space not usually experienced in contemporary private homes. Added to by their decorative layer, the result feels nostalgic and certainly speaks to its occupants and their life as a family.
Rationalizing the renovation has taken the skill of architect William Welch who has worked very collaboratively with the couple and known for his work with historical buildings. The result is something truly unique and speaks to the history and location of the property. Even the photography here seems reminiscent of a previous time period – silvered or patented in some way. I’m sure it’s all part of the aesthetic and story and I’m ready for more!
Story by Nic-Kaiko Follow him on Instagram kaiko_design
Photographer: Jenna Peffley