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 and other surprises.
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 here. Enjoy lunch at a Venice landmark: Laura & Jim Maslon’s art-filled ocean front 100-year-old black craftsman home overlooking the Marina Channel. Dine on fresh Cal cuisine lunch prepared by Todd Barrie, former head chef of Upstairs2.
A tour of exceptional homes in Pacific Palisades and Rustic Canyon led by landscape designer/event founder Jay Griffith. This curated collection of homes represent the diverse architectural styles found in the Riviera, Huntington, and Rustic Canyon neighborhoods. Enjoy an al fresco luncheon at a stunning compound in Rustic Canyon.
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 exploring the works of local artists such as Ruby Neri, Analia Saban, and Laura Schnitger, and viewing the collection of Christopher Yin and John Yoon
Savor a personal tour of the Marciano Art Foundation, the former Masonic Lodge now home to the Marciano Brother’s personal art collection featuring relics of Hollywood’s past. Then celebrate the series finale with a home tour and dinner party in an opulent “Palm Beach” mansion. Hosted by architect Kulapat Yantrasast and landscape designer/founder Jay Griffith.
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.