This is a home like no other—an irreplaceable offering where two worlds collide, curating a zen, creative space laden with quality craftsmanship and care. A newly constructed, bespoke residence, 929 Marco Place embraces modernity while respecting its historic roots along the unique Venice walk streets. As the debut home of a three-home collection by celebrity interior designer Joan Behnke and award-winning Abramson Architects, this true one-of-a-kind residence comprises the front portion of an original 1907 Craftsman bungalow that was relocated from an adjacent site paired with a respectful two-story addition that introduces modern materials such as metal siding and large glass floor-to-ceiling windows. The original home, its modern addition, and incredible landscaping all come together to create an absolutely magnificent residence, where meticulous care and tremendous quality shine through in every detail.
Moments from Abbot Kinney and Lincoln Boulevard, this ideal location along The Venice walk streets offers a high-end residential oasis of varied architecture and landscaping. With restaurants and shopping at your fingertips, this home is a gem, a special retreat that marks a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Every detail of the original historian-certified facade was restored or replaced with like features while the sumptuous interiors were designed with the utmost attention. From the Fleetwood windows to the exquisite appliances, primary spa suite, and state-of-the-art whole-home systems, this house is fully appointed with brand new features. With four ensuite bedrooms, this is a welcoming and light-filled sanctuary for discerning people seeking that quintessential Venice wellness-centric lifestyle, bursting with creative inspiration and energy.
From the walk street, enter a lovely Arbor Wood curved gate to the front garden where a charming hand water pump pays homage to the past and waters the garden from off-the-grid rainwater. Its wood base and two bespoke wooden benches were both hewn from a pecan tree that stood on this site. Plant selections accentuate the home's California history, a Hunter Industries smart irrigation system manages water use, and Aquor hose bibs prevent leaks and water waste. A conversation circle centered around the water fountain and a Corten steel fire pit beckon socializing, the serene lilac side garden offers multiple seating areas, and FX Luminaire lighting brightens the walkways.
Inside, visitors are welcomed by dual living rooms, including a lounge with a built-in TV and a custom V-groove ceiling panel by Miller Woodworking and another oriented around the custom-designed, Walker Zanger stone fireplace. A sunroom has windows on three sides, overlooking the walk street garden—an ideal home office or special reading nook. Custom, open bookshelves with brass detailing mark the entry to the adjacent dining area. The home is bathed in warm, soothing light with Element Lighting's architectural downlights and is pre-wired by Powerfull for home automation and motorized shades.
An original bay window frames a custom beverage bar with an Urban Cultivator, a fully automated indoor garden. Enjoy the Miele under-counter wine fridge with a 46-bottle capacity with a sommelier set and Zip Water HydroTap with on-demand boiling, chilled and sparkling water.
The chef’s kitchen is fully appointed for a healthy lifestyle, laden with state-of-the-art, stainless steel, Clean Touch Steel finish, Miele appliances. Enjoy a flush-mounted induction cooktop with a downdraft that pops up at the touch of a button, a combination convection and steam oven, WiFi-connected Mastercool Refrigerator and Freezer, and a built-in coffee system. With a pantry and cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops, backsplash, shelves and island, Waterstone Endeavor faucet—featuring an evocative design that pays homage to America's love for motorcycles and muscle cars—a knock-to-open dishwasher, and a Lifesource Whole House Water System, every comfort is accounted for.
The grand black and white-striped staircase has graphic tile and organic-shaped custom metalwork. Upstairs, the gorgeous primary suite opens to a private balcony hidden behind the original 1907 roofline through a wall of floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood windows. With windows pre-wired for automatic shades, Sonance ceiling speakers, a Sony TV, custom linen storage cabinets and drawers, and a brass chandelier, every detail has been considered.
The attached spa-like bathroom is all about self-care and includes custom mirrors and vanities, Walker Zanger stone countertops, Ann Sacks mosaic tile inserts, a floating shower bench, niche, and under-cabinet LED lighting. Enjoy the Thermasol smart steam shower, which can be activated from your phone and Alexa, Thermatouch system with a flatscreen, a Thermasol Serenity Light that delivers chromatherapy, sound therapy, and hydrotherapy to enhance mood and health, a freestanding Barclay Products soaking tub with a Franz Viegener tub filler faucet, and the Duravit Sensowash shower toilet.
The additional bedroom suites include floor-to-ceiling windows and double-height ceilings. The first ensuite bathroom has mosaic tile and an LED-lit integrated soap niche. The second includes a curbless shower and textured Ann Sacks tile. Sculptural Franz Viegener fixtures and modern Duravit toilets curate a spa-like ambiance in each. The main level powder room makes a statement, echoing the home’s signature black and white motif and featuring a custom-designed vanity with an integrated sink, stone surround and an LED strip light, and graphic concrete tile.
The laundry suite includes a sink, built-in cabinetry, a Miele WiFi-connected smart washer and dryer, Caesarstone counters, and a Miele Fashion Master steam iron. The Nest Protect system and FSB hardware provide safety and security.
The motor court includes a motorized sliding gate, two-car garage, a private outdoor space with seating, and access to a flexible bedroom/office space, pre-plumbed and wired for a built-in bar or kitchenette. The back of the home includes smooth, matte metal from the 2021 modern addition.
Enjoy the magnificent taste and a sublime Venice lifestyle within these gates, where no expense was spared and no detail left untouched. For more information on the home features, visit modernvenicehomes.com/historic-modern.