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Cool Listings: ‘Criminal Minds’ Composers Selling Venice Home on the Canal for $4.85M

beautiful home on the canal in Venice, California

Award-winning composers Marc and Steffan Fantini are selling their Venice, California home — a beautiful villa-style duplex that sits right on the canal.

The two prolific composers, known as the Fantini Brothers, have several music credits to their name, including the scores of popular TV shows like Criminal Minds and Army Wives. They’ve enlisted the help of Emil Hartoonian and Michael Bloom with The Agency to sell their Venice residence, and brought it to market with a $4.85 million ask.

With its Mediterranean-style architecture, curved windows, stone façade, and the canal right at its doorstep, the double residence hints at the very origins of Venice Beach (which was built in the early 20th century as a replica of Venice, Italy).

beautiful architecture of a venetian-inspired home in Venice, California
Image credit: Andrew Orozco courtesy of The Agency

Displaying a level of sophistication and architectural detail that seem to have been taken straight from the Venetian Gothic style that’s characteristic to Venice’s Italian counterpart, the duplex is a sight to behold.

The unique architecture, paired with the stunning canal views, will make you feel like you’ve been transported to Italy. Credit for the duplex’s unique design goes to the prestigious Tomaro Architecture firm, who incorporated elements like a warm stucco & stone exterior, a slate roof, curved windows, and a cobblestone driveway to elevate the Mediterranean-style home.

the venice canals
Image credit: Andrew Orozco courtesy of The Agency

The Fantini Brothers’ duplex is split into two homes, each with 3 bedrooms and 4 baths. With a little over 3,800 square feet of space, the residences come with luxuriously appointed interiors, including a great room with an inviting living area and a chef’s kitchen with wood cabinetry. There’s also a dining area with a wet bar, wine cooler and cellar, a fireplace, and expansive glass doors that open to the yard and the Venice canals.

Spiral staircases with wrought-iron details and dark wood elevators lead to the upper level, where primary suites with luxury features steal the show.

Each primary suite has been fitted with a gorgeous chandelier, a fireplace set against stone, a walk-in closet, and double doors which lead into the large ensuite bathroom with a flatscreen, soaking tub, double vanity, glass-enclosed shower, and a separate water closet. 

Image credit: Andrew Orozco courtesy of The Agency
elegant staircase in a luxury home in Venice, CA
Image credit: Andrew Orozco courtesy of The Agency
opulent bedroom with sophisticated decor, a fireplace and a chandelier
Image credit: Andrew Orozco courtesy of The Agency
ultra-luxurious bath with dark wood elements, soaking tub, and chandelier
Image credit: Andrew Orozco courtesy of The Agency
sophisticated home office design with black wallpaper
Image credit: Andrew Orozco courtesy of The Agency

Other features include a sophisticated ensuite office with damask patterned wallpaper and a gym space that opens to a private balcony. There’s also a three-car garage, carport for two additional smaller cars, and extra on-site parking. 

To take advantage of the spectacular views, the duplex has a generously sized rooftop deck made for entertaining guests. It has its own kitchen, wet bar, sound system, and raised garden beds.

rooftop deck with seating and views of the venice beach canals
Image credit: Andrew Orozco courtesy of The Agency

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Written by Georgie Mihaila

With a decade-long career in the real estate industry, Georgie started penning articles in 2011 as an associate editor for Multi-Housing News & Commercial Property News. She later transitioned to digital marketing for major real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes, led the marketing division of fintech start-up NestReady, and served as marketing director for the world's biggest inspirational media brand, Goalcast. She then returned to her first passion, real estate writing, and founded Fancy Pants Homes, where she covers luxury real estate news, celebrity homes, and properties with an impact on popular culture.

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