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An Art-Loving Couple at Home in Venice, CA

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An Art-Loving Couple at Home in Venice, CA

March 10, 2015

Ara Katz, a tech entrepreneur/film producer/artist, and her partner, Chris Ovitz, also a serial entrepreneur, were Venice Beach loft stalkers when they discovered a two-level condo in the light-filled AK Live/Work building on Abbott Kinney, designed by Michael Sant in 2006. Working with designer Taylor Jacobson, Ara orchestrated the interiors while juggling her job at a start-up and doing her own studio work.


Above: Ara had the sofa custom-made; the chair is from Jason Koharik. Photograph by Matthew Williams.



Above: A Frank Stella hangs over the sofa and a Greta Grossman Grasshopper Floor Lamp illuminates a corner of the living area. Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: Ara designed the coffee table, which was inspired by the Alanda Pyramid table for B&B Italia. Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: The flat-screen TV is encased in a white-painted frame. Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: The kitchen has teak euro-core cabinetry. Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: A Bosch cooktop inset in the countertop. (Like the cabinet hardware? See Remodeling 101: How Kitchen Edge Pulls Changed My Life.) Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: Vintage chairs surround a Russian oak dining table. Photograph by Matthew Williams.


Above: The living area opens onto an interior courtyard.


Above: The light-infused courtyard. Photograph by Matthew Williams.


Above: Low-key seating in the courtyard. Photograph by Matthew Williams.


Above: In the master bedroom, the reading pendant lights are from Obsolete. Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: The bedding is from LA company Matteo. Photograph by Matthew Williams.


Above: In the guest room, the reading lights are from Jason Koharik. Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: Built-in closets in the guest room. Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: A tiled wall with toilet-paper niche. Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: The glass pendant is from Obsolete. Photograph by Marcia Prentice.


Above: Ara in her studio with a vintage Togo sofa by Ligne Roset. Photograph via the Tappan Collective.

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