Latitude 33 – Beach TownhomesMarina Del Rey, CA
Standard Pacific Homes
2.1 Acres – 92,000 sf
50 Luxury Condos
1,835 – 1901 sf
2012 Gold Nugget Grand Award
Best Multi-Family Housing Project
Inspired by Southern California’s coveted “strand home,” generous front patios of 22 of the three-story row townhouses line a walk path along the historic and now-restored Venice Canal. The canal path connects to a perpendicular walk, accessing interior units and offering access to the canal, and water views to those too.
Each unit is entered via its front patio to a flexible ground level room which may be used as a family room, office or bedroom. There is an accessible foot path, and a two-car garage accessed from a rear driveway. The middle levels have open, spacious living-dining-kitchen arrangements, with reading nooks and tall windows inviting ocean breezes and cross-ventilation. Third levels are configured with two or three bedrooms and two baths, including generous master suites and laundry rooms.
The contemporary expression is at home in its beach-urban setting. Projecting bays differentiate individual units. There are large window openings set against small, vertical against horizontal in abstract compositions; white plaster contrasting with warm tones, silver aluminum, and glass garage doors.