How a Dream Venice House Came Together

2012-37 FEA Venice Fink Exterior H

Located just east of Lincoln Boulevard, the house embraces classic California indoor-outdoor living with banks of oversize windows. "I'm always most interested in the connection to the garden," says the firm's Ron Radziner.

When TV director Kenneth Fink first met with Venice-based architecture-design firm Marmol Radziner + Associates (acclaimed for redoing the iconic Richard Neutra Kaufmann House in Palm Springs), he wanted to build a modern house with an inviting feel. "They delivered more than I imagined by using warm materials including wood ceilings and floors," says TV director-producer Fink (CSI, Revenge). He lives in the four-bedroom, 3,700-square-foot house with his wife, journalist-documentarian Beth Osisek, and their three children.