Oldest Apartments (Historic) on 3128 2008

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Circa 1912

Said to be among the oldest apartment buildings in Venice.

Riviera
Venice, California

Cricket Building on 3128 2008

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Circa 1937

This Streamlined Moderne building, a combination of stores and residences, was built along the course of the former Coral Canal only eight years after it was filled in and dubbed Main Street.

Main Street
Venice, California

St. Francis Hotel (Historic) on 3128 2008

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Circa 1904

The St. Marks, designed per developer Abbot Kinney’s directive in “Venitian Renaissance” stlye, was a cornerstone of early Venice.

Windward
Venice, California

Modern Canals Residence (Glen Irani) on 3128 2008

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1999 by Glen Irani

International Style modern in the canals.

Canals
Venice, California

Pre-Fab Commercial (MDesigns) on 3128 2008

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2008 by Mdesigns (I think — under construction)

Similar to the nearby MCube floating live/work space, this prefab structure is constructed of 10-foot modular units of solar-reactive panels.

Rose
Venice, California

Dwarfed Cottage on 3128 2008

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This old cottage could almost fit in the living rooms of the houses on either side. Size isn’t everything.

Ocean Ave
Venice, California

Post Modern Pueblo Revival on 3128 2008

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Circa 1980s

The entrance’s post-modern cartoonyness is the modest Pueblo Revival house’s defining feature.

Walk streets
Venice, California

Venable House and Studio (Hertz and Rendler) on 3128 2008

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1990 by David Hertz and Michael Rendler

This “block cut open to the light,” as the architects describe the house, has had that light severely impinged upon by larger, adjacent structures built after it. You have to get in there and peek under the surrounding vegetation to get a sense of the what the architects, who have separate practices, got up to.

South Venice Blvd
Venice, California

Tilt-Up Slab House (David Hertz) on 3027 2008

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2000 by David Hertz

This pre-fabricated “tilt-up” house — constructed of fourteen six-inch thick concrete slabs brought to the site and tilted up into place — was designed to take maximum advantage of its narrow lot while buffering its inhabitants from the immediately adjacent alley. The Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles deems it a “beautiful rendition of the revival of the International Style.”

Canals
Venice, California

French 50’s – 60’s on 3027 2008

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Abbot Kinney Blvd & Milwood
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-9905
www.french50s60s.com

French 50s – 60s is back. Closed for an extended building renovation, the mid-century modern furniture store specializing in French design is open once again.

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