Caplin House: Inside Frederick Fisher’s Breakout Solo Design In Venice Beach

An architecturally significant home that has been meticulously updated, the “Caplin House” is an iconic residence in an iconic neighborhood and the first solo project of world-renowned architect Frederick Fisher. This dramatic Venice Beach dwelling exudes creative beach-side living; with tall, expansive open spaces that maximize sunlight, and a design concept that replicates a boat’s hull.

The home’s different design elements converge in a spectacular central atrium with an exposed beam ceiling, oversized skylights, and lofted balconies. The Los Angeles Conservancy describes the atrium as “the heart of the house and the connector of all its parts… it feels like an outdoor courtyard, an illusion enhanced by Fisher’s irregular arrangements of doors and windows.” Just off the atrium is a gourmet chef’s kitchen with stainless steel Viking appliances, a double oven, and built-in microwave. From the kitchen, step down into an inviting office/screening room featuring custom-built handcrafted furniture by master woodworker Shin Okuda of Waka Waka Studio. Framing the atrium, a double staircase leads to three upstairs bedrooms, which are separated on either side of the house by a library catwalk style balcony.

The sun-drenched primary bedroom and en suite are open and bright, with ample storage and closet space. Enjoy sunny views from a charming window seat nook that extends out above the front yard.

Outside the third bedroom, a whimsical yellow staircase leads to a stunning roof-deck with 360-degree views. Two outdoor “surfer” showers and an enclosed carport complete Frederick Fisher’s breakout solo design, where art meets architecture at the beach.

For more information on the Caplin House, contact listing agents Billy Rose and Natasha Sizlo of The Agency.

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