Architect Steven Shortridge was one of LA’s most intriguing and influential architects.
His 2005 design, known as the 543 House, is one of his most iconic designs. The architects used teak and Venetian plaster, acid-washed concrete floors, and windows to create an elegant and efficient structure on a small plot of 30x80ft.
No detail has been overlooked in this stunning home, featured in the LA Times and California Home Design. From the moment you step inside this expansive and modernist home, you’re surrounded by nature.
Come to Venice Beach and Work from Home in this Inspiring Architectural Masterpiece
This work of architecture was originally designed for producer John Melfi of Sex and the City and is now available for you to rent during a vacation getaway.
It features a stunning collection of spaces inspired by the masters of mid-century LA, Richard Neutra and Rafael Soriano. Shortridge lived across the street during construction so he could give it his undivided attention.
The primary bedroom suite features wooden elements, geometric shapes and patterns, and muted tones, all reminiscent of mid-century modern interior design. You can get work done in the beautifully designed room with a built-in floating desk. The matching cabinetry offers plenty of storage, helping you keep your space looking clean and sleek. A window faces the beautiful Venice Beach landscape. You can gaze out the window and enjoy a view of the breezy palm trees.
Don’t want to work in the bedroom? You have options. This masterpiece of a home has a dedicated, spacious office space with plenty of storage, including cabinets and shelves. The built-in desk blends in seamlessly with the room’s design.
Worked up an appetite? Go to the kitchen and grab a snack, or cook a delicious meal as you enjoy the gorgeous modern design. The kitchen island gives you plenty of space to prepare meals and even entertain a few guests. The stainless steel built-in fridge, espresso machine, and convection oven give the kitchen a sleek, modern look, while the wooden cabinetry provides a natural feel. The contrasting materials give the kitchen plenty of depth and create an inviting space, making it a room you’ll love to spend a lot of time in.
Right off the kitchen is a nice outdoor space with a dining table and seating area. Next to the seating area is a built-in fire pit that will keep you warm on cool, breezy nights. Surrounded by palm trees and a wooden wall, this outdoor space gives you plenty of privacy.
Speaking of outdoor spaces, the home offers yet another place for you to become one with nature. What’s great about this gorgeous outdoor space is that you can enjoy it year-round. Whether it’s in the middle of the summer or the dead of winter, you can host guests and take a splash in the beautifully crafted hot tub with modern wooden elements. Or, if you rather just “chill out” and get cozy, you can sit next to the firepit while you enjoy a nice book.
The home has three bathrooms, and each of them is beautifully designed, complementing the home’s modern and natural feel. In every bathroom, there’s a spacious shower and tub, creating the perfect spa-like experience.
Featuring natural wooden materials and elements, this architectural masterpiece blends perfectly with nature. 543 House provides the perfect getaway, almost like a home away from home. It’s incredibly spacious, while being cozy and inviting at the same time. Additionally, this home offers a complimentary weekly house cleaning service. Your cleaner will be in the home every Wednesday from 8:30am to 1pm.
Steven Shortridge’s Career as an Architect
543 House was made with the genius of Steven Shortridge. The well-known architect was raised in Kentucky. His father was an engineer who built their first home when Steven was just five years old.
Steven got his first architectural degree from Texas A&M. Then, he received his Master of Architecture from MIT. Throughout his career, he became a highly-recognized Los Angeles modernist architect. He even built his own design studio, Shortridge Architects, in Santa Monica, California.
Besides his famous design, 543 House, Steven also played a part in the designs of 1563 Doheny Drive, 1278 Angelo Drive, and Carla Ridge Drive, each paying a contemporary homage to mid-century architecture.
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