Name: Veniceworks Studio
Location: Venice, CA
Size: 500 square feet
Architect Richard Aldriedge wrote in to share his small space studio space which is now rented as an apartment. The Venice studio is just 500 sq. ft. with Douglas fir flooring, offering an inviting sleeping alcove and a sizable skylight which keeps the modest space feeling expansive despite the real footprint. The dual glazed windows on the alley-side are translucent for privacy from a 3-story apartment across the alley and tall french doors give a balcony view out to the neighborhood.
On the furnishings: Some were in the family, such as the gold velvet upholstered chairs. Others were bought at swap meets and 50's style furniture stores. Most of the furnishings,an ecletic mix, have been in the family for years. The exception is the end tables, which I designed. The steel and marble table is barely visible in one shot. I designed this one too.