Radius House is a fine example of sculptural architecture
Radius House showcases sculptural architecture at its minimalist best
Radius House is a new, minimalist and sculptural home in the Venice district of Los Angeles
Emerging Los Angeles architecture studio Pentagon has just completed its first new residential project; this is Radius House, a site-specific piece of sculptural architecture that uses clean geometries to create welcoming spaces and architectural moments of domestic bliss within an urban landscape. Located in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, the house has a distinctive presence even in the area, which is known for its striking architecture, both ancient and contemporary, such as the recently completed Venice Beach House by Matthew Royce.
As its name cleverly suggests, the Pentagon was created by a group of five – SCI-Arc Masters of Architecture graduates Ben Crawford, Tyler McMartin, Paul Stoelting, Dale Strong and Paul Trussler – in 2014. The quintet worked with site restrictions to carve out a two-story house with generous, free-flowing interiors and outdoor spaces in the form of courtyards and terraces. In fact, the exterior plays a key role in the layout of the design, as the house wraps around a central courtyard on three sides.
The courtyard at the heart of the property connects to different areas of the house – allowing, for example, the main living area to spill out onto the garden. There, landscape studio Sarita Jaccard Design created a raised basalt slab containing a swimming pool, deck and fireplace, described as an “outdoor activity bento box”.
Inside, the home spans a luxurious 3,700 square feet, with four bedrooms and bathrooms. Sharp, clearly defined geometric lines (both straight and gently curved) and a restrained, elegant material palette of white plaster walls, polished concrete floors downstairs, walnut wood cladding and Oak parquet floors upstairs make up an interior that alludes to soothing urban paradises and minimalist architecture at its finest. Meanwhile, a grand wooden staircase becomes a centerpiece, sweeping majestically from the living room and climbing to the top floor, the home’s private spaces and a rooftop terrace.
The home is currently on the market with luxury and design real estate specialist Engel & Völkers in Santa Monica. Until the right owner is found, the interior will host a concept art exhibition curated by Noemi Polo, bringing art and architecture together in this domestic space. §