Kick off the 2018 Series with at an intimate Venice Dinner Party with celebrated chef Josiah Citrin of Melisse & Charcoal at the iconic home of Nancy Griffin and architect Steven Ehrlich, a landmark of Southern California indoor/outdoor living.
Take an enchanted trip to architect David Hertz’ famed Malibu “Wing House” made from a decommissioned 747 aircraft. Then meander through 42-acres, once the creative playground of legendary Hollywood set designer Tony Duquette where you’ll enjoy an al fresco lunch by Farm & Flame.
Take a tour of Venice’s historic and innovative contemporary architectural homes. This is your chance to explore a distinctive selection of homes inspired by Venice and the architects, designers and people who live there. Enjoy lunch at a Venice landmark: Laura & Jim Maslon’s art-filled ocean front 100-year-old black craftsman home overlooking the Marina Channel. Cal fresh lunch by Buckingham Road Catering, prepared by Todd Barrie, former head chef of Upstairs2.
Visit architectural delights by Jennifer Siegal/OMD, MINARC, Daniel Monti/Modal Design, Steven Shortridge Architects, and Kulapat Yantrasast/wHY Architecture.
A tour of exceptional homes in Pacific Palisades and Rustic Canyon led by Kimi Culp. This curated collection of homes represent the diverse architectural styles found in the Huntington and Rustic Canyon neighborhoods, as well as a visit to the Marquez Family Cemetery, founded by Marquez and Reyes ancestors who arrived in California in 1769. Also enjoy an al fresco luncheon at a stunning compound in Rustic Canyon.
See architectural works by Robert Alexander, Frederick Fisher & Partners, Doug Burdge, Hugh Huddleson, AIA, Elizabeth Lattishaw and Arthur T. Gilman, AIA 1962
Don’t miss an intimate visit to cutting edge Downtown LA artists in their studios led by Art Collector/Consultant/Co-chair Cecilia Dan. Join us in visiting the studios and practice of artists Ruby Neri, Analia Saban, and Lara Schnitger, and viewing the collection of Christopher Yin and John Yoon. Lunch at P.Y.T. included.
Savor a personal tour of the former Masonic Lodge now home to the Marciano Art Foundation which features relics of Hollywood’s past, with architect Kulapat Yantrasast. Then, celebrate the series finale in an elegant 1919 Palm Beach inspired mansion on the exquisite grounds of Jay Griffith’s new home.
The Venice Design Series benefits Venice Community Housing, helping low-income people achieve economic and personal stability through non-profit affordable housing, education, and a comprehensive network of supportive services. As the need for low income housing grows ever more urgent, we challenge ourselves to maximize our fundraising efforts which means your participation is crucial.