The Floating Bungalow in Venice, CA, by Bestor Architecture demonstrates all the restraint, craftsmanship, and functionality of a Japanese house mixed with an unbridled So Cal creative vibe in the use of industrial materials and color throughout. Barbara Bestor says her mission was to build a new house that is a modernist contemplation and reinterpretation of the working class bungalows that have long defined this area. The house seeks to appear dreamlike, as if a typical bungalow had been abstracted, dipped in white, and lifted in the air to allow a loftlike public floor to slip in below. N.B. For more images, consult the March issue of Dwell.

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March 26, 2010