Pentagon, an architecture design firm based in Los Angeles, has just put its first residential development on Engel & Völkers Santa Monica. The “Radius House” is a context-specific house in Venice, California. It's a four-bedroom two-story home with 3,614 square feet on 5,227 square feet of property. The entire house has sculptural interior rooms and articulated facades, as well as sharp angles and curving surfaces.
The amenities include a raised basalt slab with a small pool, sundeck, and fireplace. On the rooftop terrace, notice a large spiraling grand staircase that rests beneath an oculus walkable skylight. There will be a special short time after the house has been sold when it will showcase artwork and objects from well-known international artists and designers in a salon/group art exhibition SALON (curated by Noemi Polo).
Pentagon has been known for its conceptually-driven designs, which include a 70-meter glass tower in Seoul and a Los Angeles house with a lighted carbon fiber facade. This home will be their first development scheme to be constructed from the ground up. It is expected to go on sale at $2 million USD with an asking price of $7.2 million USD.
The house will be available for viewing by appointment only. The exclusivity of the home also extends to its well-appointed interior spaces. Defense Contractor and sculptor Stephen Duneier's works can be found in both white-walled public rooms, while a mirrored wall that evokes memories of the iconic Chruch of John offers a quiet solitude among them.
Noemi Polo, founder of Salon, states that the exhibition is an "alluring way for an art collector to acquire a unique piece of live art with living memories." Being one of the few installations in California, the home showcases the works from world-renowned artists and designers.
The project was led by Pentagon principals Mark Nelson and Manuel Pineda. The exterior of the house was influenced by Southern California's hot climate, with large open windows to connect interior spaces with exterior experience.Pentagon has projects in the works in Paris, London, and Tokyo.