Post Modern Business on 3525 2008

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Circa 19TK

The post modern aspects of this small Abbot Kinney office appear to be an after-the-fact addition, “appear” being the operative word here.

1310 Abbot Kinney Blvd
Venice, California

White Boxes on 329 2008

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Circa 19TK

Austere white volumes reflect on Eastern Canal.

Eastern Canal
Venice, California

Galvanized Home on 328 2008

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Year unknown

Austere modern home clad in galvanized steel, the basic building material brought into vogue for contemporary residential use by quintessential Southern California architects Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne.

Palms
Venice, California

Canals Modern on 328 2008

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19TK by TK

The curving volume on the left of this sleek modern home almost appears extruded from the main house.

Canal
Venice, California

Michich House on 328 2008

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1981 by Milica Dedijer Michich

This 80’s home is a curvey, white stucco throwback to 20’s modern.

Thornton Place
Venice, California

Streamline on 328 2008

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Circa 1937

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

411 Rose Ave
Venice, California

Gagosian Gallery and Apts (Studio Works) on 327 2008

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1980 by Studio Works (Robert Mangurian and Craig Hodgetts)

It’s what’s inside this former art gallery and apartment building that really counts: an interior circular court occupies the center of the structure. (The photograph of the interior is from Studio Works website.) The building was named among the 200 most significant L.A. buildings of the past 200 years for the Los Angeles Bicentennial Celebration.

51 Market Street
Venice, California

Minimal Modern on 326 2008

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19TK by TK

This minimalist modern home is complimented by a tranquil garden of pebbles and babbling fountains, a surprising contrast to its often bustling Venice Boulevard location.

North Venice Blvd
Venice, California

Electric Art Block (Koning Eizenberg Architecture) on 326 2008

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1990 by Koning Eizenberg Architecture — Glenn Robert Erickson

Straddling a plot that was once electric streetcar line, this long block of “artist” lofts is bookended by sheet-metal clad volumes, chain link fencing and false walls, while those in between are simpler stucco boxes.

499 Santa Clara
Venice, California

Solar Modern on 326 2008

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20TK by TK

Optimal angles for harvesting solar power heavily influenced this modern home’s design.

Amoroso
Venice, California

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