Open House Obsession: Soaring, Light-Filled Spaces In Santa Monica, $7M

By Philip Ferrato

Where: 700 Kingman Avenue, Santa Monica
When: Sunday, July 26 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Asking: $6,995,000
What: A collaboration between architect Melinda Gray and LA master builder Rob Hussey, this challenging enclosure of glass, steel, concrete, and Venetian plaster is a radical composition of light and space. Hussey’s personal residence, the 4-bed, 5-bath, 3-car-garage house may be located on a quiet, leafy block in Santa Monica, but once past the elegant front gate, the interior is a soaring vision of catwalks and mysterious, streaming sunlight that owes much to the 18th century engravings of Piranesi.

More: Go to the listing for additional images and information. More on Melinda Gray, AIA and GRAYmatter Architecture here. We liked this house back when it was built, have a look at some images that appeared in the magazine. And who was this guy Piranesi?

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