This $6 Million Zen Sanctuary in LA Is Surrounded By Lush Botanical Gardens

Award-winning architecture firm Marmol Radziner are experts in California modernism, a genre that spawned from Bauhaus and International Style, and their masterful homes are always, in some way, linked to nature.

Case in point: 730 Palms Blvd. in Los Angeles's Venice neighborhood, recently listed for $5.89 million. Walking into the home you'd almost forget you're one of LA's most popular neighborhoods, as the manse is ensconced by lush, towering palms and rows of exotic plants that shield the property from its neighbors. The newly refinished abode was custom built by Marmol Radziner in 2010 and spans over 3,110 square feet with three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Apart from the sunlit open-floor plan and the incredible private lounge areas inside and out, what's most appealing about this residence are the floor-to-ceiling windows that welcome in the botanical greenery from every angle.

The dining room, for example, is situated between two walls of glass that open to a jetted ozone pool on one side and an outdoor kitchen on the other. The living area, meanwhile, has high ceilings with recessed lighting and views over the gardens. The chef's kitchen-complete with a leather built-in breakfast nook-also has views over the botanical gardens, filled with an array of tall green plants. Both spacious and functional, the kitchen is equipped with a Wolf built-in cooktop, storage, an oversized island and custom copper-hued cabinetry.

The primary suite is located upstairs and has a moody, minimalist vibe and a wood-paneled, spa-like bathroom with a sunken tub. There is also an exceptional walk-in closet with plenty of storage. The room connects to an outdoor patio area via sliding glass doors, so you always have those lush gardens in your line of sight.

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