This Santa Monica residence seems to scream Dwell, with a California modernist vibe permeating throughout, recognizable by the architect Randy Weinstein’s selection of mixing both finished and unfinished materials, alongside the strong presence of the inside-outside element which characterizes SoCal living (no surprise, consider he previously worked for Richard Meir). But what really caught our eye was the see-through overhead walkway.
Friends split 50/50 about this architectural feature. Friends who loved the architectural feature felt the clear walkways expanded and left the interior view partially unhindered, accentuating the open space design. The other half noted it felt "unsafe" or easy to slip upon; one called it too much of a gimmick requiring too much cleaning detail. Personally, we think it complements the medley of materials used throughout Weinstein's quintessential SoCal interior, permitting natural and artificial light to permeate further than a typical overhead walkway. We also think it would make for some "cheeky" views when guests were over, somewhat appropriate for LA's reputation.
What do you think? Would you feel comfortable with such a revealing feature in a home like this?
Visit and view more of the Cooper Residence by Randy Weinstein at his website.