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.


Cottage and Pathway

Cottage and Pathway

Circa TK

This small beach cottage, nestled among juniper trees, can be reached by a ribbony wooden path, the likes of which were common in the past. Before behemoths all but replaced quaint cottages and beach homes, before lawn was installed along the beach where saw grass once grew, such paths carried inhabitants across the sandy lots.

24th Ave
Venice, California

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Cottage Block

Cottage Block

Circa 19TK

Blocks of cottages come and go in Venice, and have since its founding. Across what was once Grand Canal, a vacationer’s tent city — a precursor to cottage blocks — stood in Venice’s early years.

Grand Blvd
Venice, California

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Cottage Court

Cottage Court

Circa TK

One of several, remaining multi-cottage courts in Venice. The tiny cottages were once affordable getaways for beach vacationers. Nowadays, they’re small apartments.

North Venice Blvd
Venice, California

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Beach Cottage

Craftsman Beach House

Circa 19TK

This shingled craftsman beach house has historic classification (when, in recent years, the plot was sold, developers were not allowed to tear down the house).

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Craftsman Bungalow

Craftsman Bungalow

Circa 1912

Example of a craftsman bungalow.

California
Venice, California

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Craftsman Bungalow

Craftsman Bungalow

Circa 19TK

The link between house and land typical of California Bungalows is particularly evident with this Oakwood residence.

Brooks
Venice, California

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Craftsman Bungalow (Historic)

Craftsman Bungalow (Historic)

Circa 1911

This craftsman bungalow was built by the president of a Venice bank and inhabited by Mr. Hearns of the Southern Pacific Railroad.

California Ave
Venice, California

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Craftsman Bungalow w/river rock

Craftsman Bungalow w/river rock

Circa TK

Classic craftsman bungalow with river rock foundation and columns…and beautiful gardens.

Rialto
Venice, California

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Craftsman Duplex

Craftsman Duplex

Circa TK

Quaint craftsman duplex with half-round porch.

Horizon
Venice, California

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Craftsman House

Craftsman House

Circa TK

Green shingled craftsman house with nice weathered wood and bamboo fence.

Rialto
Venice, California

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