Glass Townhouses are a pair of three-story townhouses, divided vertically with no common walls, that use many of the eco strategies and materials that have become Sander Architects signatures.
These brand new, three-story townhouses have the advantage of a corner lot 1/2 block from the famous Venice Canals and three blocks from the beach. To capture the famous Southern California light, the long side of the building is a double skin of translucent panels and glass. In the interior, this creates dramatic floor-to-ceiling translucent walls that allow diffused natural light to pour into the rooms.
It's the kind of light an artist would dream of having in their studio. It's why we call them the Glass Townhouses. The name is reinforced by the design – vertical glass planes slide past one another, past odd-shaped openings and create the skin of the building.
The condos use many green materials and have unique features like double-height translucent walls along the stairwells. The Canal Side unit has exposed steel structure that creates a soaring metal sculpture up the double height entrance. The Venice Boulevard side unit has views of the Santa Monica mountains and a sense of being in the tree tops from both upper floors.
Total square footage: 3,600 sf
Eco strategies and materials used:
The kitchen and bathrooms are finished with European cabinets by Scavolini, Viking appliances, CaesarStone countertops and mosaic glass tile. The living area features high ceilings and bamboo floors.
Three bedrooms, three and a half baths, open plan L/D/K with fireplace, laundry, decks, HVAC, tankless water heater. Solar ready.