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Predock Venice-house design
Venice beach house by Antoine Predock, a classic from the '80's.

The house is a concrete shell, with the primary floor lifted a couple of feet up above the ground. Black polished granite articulates the displacement, at the end of the house on the beach side, becoming a reflecting pool and a waterfall.

The black granite pulls into the house through a red-framed window that pivots vertically around a center pin. When entering the house, the granite tapers back to the entry creating a forced perspective of polished granite towards the red-framed window.

Thus, the polish of the granite, with the terminal reflecting pool-a view is foreshortened to the ocean from the entry!

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