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.


Stone & Shingle Craftsman

Stone & Shingle Craftsman

Venice, California

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Stone Wood Cottage

Stone Wood Cottage

Venice, California

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Thirties Modern

Streamline

Circa 1937

This commercial building’s emphasis on curves and nautical allusions typifies late deco or streamline moderne style.

411 Rose Ave
Venice, California

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Stucco Stone House

Oakwood
Venice, California

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The Breeze Hotel (Historic)

The Breeze Hotel (Historic)

Circa 1930

Now an apartment building, the former Breeze Hotel remains an important Ocean Front Walk building.

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Canal House (Sander Architects)

The Canal House (Sander Architects)

2004 by Sander Architects

More on the project

Canals
Venice, California

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The Castle (Historic Site)

The Castle (Historic Site)

Circa 1932

Built by silent screen star Francis X. Bushman. Rudolph Valentino is said to have been a regular guest.

11 Anchorage Street
Marina Del Rey, California

PRIVATE RESIDENCE

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The Haley Hotel (Historic)

The Haley Hotel (Historic)

Circa 1906

The former Haley Hotel (which I know precious little about) is now home to a youth hostel, skateboard shop and various other small businesses.

1516 Pacific Ave
Venice, California

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The Mosaic House

The Mosaic House

Artist/owners are Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran.
Venice, California

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Thornton Towers (Historic)

Thornton Towers (Historic)

Circa 1913

Thornton Towers is frequently referred to as the Isadora Duncan building: There are those who say Thornton Towers were built by the Duncan sisters, Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance, is said to have lived in the penthouse and danced on the roof.

However, author Jeffrey Stanton insists at his Venice History site that Duncan lived in San Francisco and owned no Venice property.

16 Thornton Ave
Venice, California

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