Home of the Week: New architectural family compound in Mar Vista

Designed to float seamlessly from indoors to out, main home to guest house, 12662 Rose Avenue defines LA living at its elegantly easy best. This is an environment created for everything from quiet family times to memorable gatherings.

Within the main residence, a single sweeping space flows through living, dining and kitchen areas – and out through ten-foot glass pocket doors to the grassy yard, deck, pool and spa.

A key focus is the open kitchen,
defined by a fourteen-foot island with pull-up seating. Quartz countertops with
pop-up outlets, double sinks, designer appliances and a built-in refrigerated wine
closet combine to handle everything from grab-and-go breakfasts to big

Life moves effortlessly from the indoors to the magnificent backyard with its lush green lawn, 43-foot pool, and spa for eight.

A spacious wood deck with built-in BBQ offers plenty of space for a roomy dining table and lots of casual seating. From here – and from any other outdoor space in the compound – you can enjoy a theater-sized movie projected on the wall of the two-bedroom guest house.

A dramatic skylit staircase with glass bannisters leads up to three of the home’s five bedroom suites – each with its own view patio.

The master retreat features a room sized wood-paneled walk-in closet.

An outdoor staircase climbs to a magical firelit rooftop lounge surrounded by panoramic mountain, treetop and city lights views.

Like all the outdoor spaces, it’s in view of the huge movie screen. Other home amenities include a pre-wired and installed ring system, video cameras and speakers in each room, a large laundry room and a direct access garage.

The quiet Mar Vista neighborhood, just three bikeable miles from Venice Beach, is among the most sought-after locales on the Westside, with easy access to the shore, the studios, Beverly Hills and more.

It’s the ideal place for this warm and contemporary family world, listed by Laci Buller at $5,350,000.