Kick off the 2019 Series with a Venice Dinner Party catered by chef Matthew Kenney Venice’s Plant Food + Wine and an acoustic guitar set by Venice-based musician Tom Freund. The first party will be at the sustainably constructed home of Cicek & Paul Bricault, designed by architect Marc Bricault of Bricault Design and landscape design by Richard Grigsby.
Visit architecturally significant mid-century luxury homes in Beverly Hills located in the spectacular wooded hills above Sunset Blvd., once part of the famous Doheny Ranch. The 429-acre tract of land emerged as one of the world’s foremost hubs of modernist architecture during the ’50s and ’60s.
Architect Gregory Ain designed 52 parcels of “Modernique” one-story, single-family homes in 1948 to promote home ownership and to accommodate the growing numbers of modest income families. In 2003, the Mar Vista Tract became the City’s first post-World War II HPOZ declared by the L.A. City Council.
Visit the two-square block area and enjoy lunch at the newly renovated home of Laura Donnelley; Renovation by architect Santiago, Ortiz Mexia Projects.
Visit the fine art-filled contemporary home of art collector Carla Kirkeby. Architect: Shahram Shokoufandeh, group S; Dinner: Kensington Caterers; Entertainment: Shades of Music
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 Mimi Lauter, Alex Olson, Cammie Staros and David Wiseman. Lunch will be at Momed Atwater Village.
Visit a choice selection of Venice’s most distinctive and memorable architecture, art and landscape design on the final event of the 2019 season. Enjoy a garden lunch in the new home of landscape designer Stefan Hammerschmidt and entertainment executive Lawrence Szabo. Savor the work of: Marmol Radziner, Steven Ehrlich, Kelly Berg, Leza Lidow, Jack Milroy, Andy Moses, Ed Moses, Jay Griffith, Stefan Hammerschmidt (partial list).
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.
*Transportation and lunch provided on select tours. Donations are tax deductible. For more information, please call Linda Lucks @ 310-526-3857 or email: Llucks@vchcorp.org