ARCHITECTURE


This guide is very much a work in progress. Expect additional, specific architectural information, links and random blather shortly. For now, pray, indulge my inaccuracies, misnomers and general loosey-gooseyness.

Click below on an entry's BLUE TITLE -- for example, L.A. Louver (Frederick Fischer & Partners) -- for additional photos and information where available. Please feel free to add corrections and any other feedback in the form of comments.


South Venice Modern

South Venice Modern

Modern stucco, glass and wood house

Venice, California

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Southern Apartments (Historic)

Southern Apartments (Historic)

Circa 1912

Once an apartment building…

Horizon
Venice, California

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Spanish Cactus

Spanish Cactus

Fairly common Mission Revival style home. Less common lawn of cactus.

Venice, California

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Spanish Colonial Revival

Spanish Colonial Revival

Interesting example of Spanish Colonial Revival style.

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Spanish Style Balcony

Spanish Style Balcony

Circa ?

Pink stucco house with ornate wrought iron balcony uncharacteristic of the region.

Windward
Venice, California

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Speedway Cafe (Frank Israel)

Speedway Cafe (Frank Israel)

19TK by Franklin D. Israel Designs

Frank Israel’s riff on a classic European cafe. Its interior offers a deconstructed nod at Constructivist art and architecture.

Speedway and 17th
Venice, California

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Spiller Residence (Frank Gehry)

Spiller Residence (Frank Gehry)

1980 by Frank Gehry

Not easy to take in (or photograph) from the street. Two corrugated metal-clad volumes and classic deconstructed design.

Venice, California

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St. Francis Hotel (Historic)

St. Francis Hotel (Historic)

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

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Steep Craftsman

Steep Craftsman

Venice, California

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Steinberg Residence

Steinberg Residence

1998 by Lenny Steinberg Associates

Los Angeles interior designer Lenny Steinberg’s elegant, open and angular make-over of a nondescript apartment building.

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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