‘Simpsons’ Writer and Producer Who Went to College in Massachusetts Has a Bonkers Home for Sale
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If you've ever been to Venice Beach in the Los Angeles area, then you know that even this home stands out as superiorly unique. Listed by Sandra Miller of Engel and Volkers Santa Monica Real Estate, welcome to 512 Grand Boulevard in Venice, mere steps from the ocean.
Yes, this is a totally bonkers home for sale at nearly $6 million. It's currently owned by J. Stewart Burns, a long-time writer and producer for The Simpsons who graduated from Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, according to the Robb Report. Wait until you see the photos attached below in a gallery. The Robb Report says that it was the funkiness of the home that attracted Burns back in 2014.
Steps to Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the shopping and eating mecca seconds from Venice Beach, you'll find this unorthodox, eccentric, architectural wonder of 2,700 square feet by Viennese architects Coop Himmelb(l)au. It's the first project built by the Austrian team in the United States. It's okay if you haven't heard of them. I haven't, but can clearly tell by looking at the photos that they're truly masters at exploding the constraints of functionalism while creating a complex sculptural form of art. As the listing stays, the architecture is interwoven with the apparatus of living.
This 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is in a private, gated community, and considered one of Venice's most prized architectural masterpieces. There's no surprise there, as the home has modern impeccable features throughout including the finest European fixtures and appliances. It's also made of concrete, glass, and structural steel, and has an expressive, open, and functional floor plan. The shelving installation, natural wood ceilings, and light-filled home with cool ocean breezes to enjoy on the roof deck are all just incredible heartbeats to this home.