Venice home tour: A weekend blitz of modern design
The Venice Garden & Home Tour is one of the biggest events on L.A.'s house-snooping calendar, a self-guided walking tour of 30 properties including, this year, the Gregory Ain tract -- an architecturally significant 1947 enclave of modest one-story homes by one of the city's iconic modernists.
Homes will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you haven't yet bought a ticket, you can get it for $70 on the day of the tour at 804 Broadway, Venice. Proceeds benefit the Neighborhood Youth Assn.'s Las Doradas Children's Center. Information: (310) 821-1857, www.venicegardentour.org.
Stops on the tour this year include a renovated bungalow with a large indoor-outdoor living room addition, right. A wooden footbridge spans the lap pool between the two structures. The landscape was designed by Rob Jones of Jones and Potak.
Keep reading for a look at some of the other houses on the tour ...
Daniel Monti of Modal Design created an efficient and contemporary family space with live, work and play areas. The home was designed around a specimen pine tree that spanned 60 feet. The landscape was designed by Bent Grass. Photo credit: Benny Chan / Fotoworks
The Monti design, with a punch-steel screen, was featured in an L.A. Times photo gallery in late 2011. Photo credit: Benny Chan / Fotoworks
A reinterpreted 1963 home by architect-owner Tom Carson of Carson Architects is now a private urban retreat, with landscape design by Jay Griffith. Photo credit Boris Breuer
-- Debra Prinzing
Photo credit, top: Eric Staudenmaier