Winner of the AIA 2020 Merit Award for Residential Architecture, The "Y" House is a stunning live/work residence designed by Cigolle X Coleman Architects for themselves. Featuring 2 bedrooms, a studio & 2 1/2 baths, the house is tucked behind Abbot Kinney, just blocks from the beach. The spiraling switchback steel staircase at the center of the house organizes the living spaces. The contrast of materials - from stainless steel & perforated anodized aluminum, to raw plywood and hand-plastered surfaces - blend refined cutting-edge details with an artistic Venice aesthetic. The open plan ground floor looks out to the garden and patio through walls of glass and contains living, dining and kitchen - outfitted w/ Bulthaup cabinetry, Miele appliances & Marmoreal countertops. The private master suite encompasses the entire middle level and offers custom cabinetry, Poliform closets, a stand alone tub and walk in shower. On the 3rd floor you'll find a second bedroom with en suite bath, along with a large studio/playroom with its own kitchenette - a very adaptable space flooded with natural light. The house boasts radiant heated concrete & hardwood floors throughout, Fleetwood doors & windows as well as a customizable Lutron lighting system. The rooftop deck offers dramatic views of the city and Santa Monica Mountains while still maintaining a feeling of privacy.