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.


Wavecrest Craftsman

Wavecrest Craftsman

Circa 190TK

Beautiful brick and shingle craftsman beach home on quiet walk street.

Wavecrest Place
Venice, California

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White Beach House

White Beach House

Circa 1901

The owner’s research and city records indicate this house, built in the earliest days of Venice of America (six years before the canals were dredged and filled with water), was originally a duplex. Subsequently subdivided into four apartments, it’s been restored to a duplex. The house’s original exterior is believed to have been redwood siding and shingles. Its ground floor front rooms were a sun porch through which a central staircase was accessed.

25th Ave
Venice, California

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white boxes

White Boxes

Circa 19TK

Austere white volumes reflect on Eastern Canal.

Eastern Canal
Venice, California

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Windward Circle Arts Building (Steven Ehrlich Architects)

Windward Circle Arts Building (Steven Ehrlich Architects)

1988 by Steven Ehrlich Architects

Commissioned to design three Windward Circle buildings at Venice’s center, preeminent Venice architect Steven Ehrlich created structures that allude to historic Venice, California and Italy. The Windward Circle Arts Building references the towers and loggias of the original City of Water. It also refers, in scale, situation and façade, to the site’s original Antlers Hotel.

Windward Circle
Venice, California

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Writer's Cottage

Writer’s Cottage

Circa TK

Lush growth shields this canals cottage from those who would read over shoulders.

Canals
Venice, California

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Yellow Cottage

Yellow Cottage

Venice, California

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