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.


Case Studies 3 (Gregory Ain)

Case Studies 3 (Gregory Ain)

1947 by Gregory Ain

One of a cluster of mid-century modern homes in Mar Vista Preservation Zone designed by Gregory Ain for middle and lower income families. Here’s more on the Mar Vista Tract.

Mar Vista, California

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Chalet Craftsman

Chalet Craftsman

Circa 1908 (possibly earlier)

This century-old craftsman appears to have Swiss chalet influences.

Park
Venice, California

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Chartreuse Pop-Frame Bungalow

Chartreuse Pop-Frame Bungalow

Venice, California

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Chiat Day Mojo Advertising (Frank Gehry Architects)

1991 by Frank Gehry

The binoculars, which one drives between to the parking garage, are by Claes Oldenburg. They house meeting rooms.

340 Main Street
Venice, California

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Chippendalish Cottage

Chippendalish Cottage

Circa 19TK

It seems even Philip Johnson drew inspiration from the modest cottages of Venice.

Rialto
Venice, California

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Clapboard and Tile Court

Clapboard and Tile Court

Venice, California

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Clear House

Clear House

Converted home with translucent upper floors.
Venice, California

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Congressional Manse

Congressional Manse

Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Conron Building (Historic)

Circa 1915

The last Venice-style building erected by the Kinney Company, the Conron Building (now home to Sidewalk Cafe) was once home to one of Harrah’s original bingo parlors.

1401 Ocean Front Walk
Venice, California

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Cottage & Boat Yard

Cottage & Boat Yard

Venice, California
Simple home, more ambitious landscaping. Probably can’t hurt to have a dory in your front lawn, what with tidal wave risk and all.

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