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AIA Spring Home Tour returns to Venice on April 11

March 31, 2010 |  8:32 am
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The American Institute of Architects returns to Venice for its annual Spring Home Tour. The April 11 event will feature: the Goodman Residence, designed by Trevor Abramson and Douglas Teiger of Abramson Teiger Architects; the Floating Bungalow, shown above, by Barbara Bestor of Bestor Architecture; the Hover House, by Glen Irani of Glen Irani Architects; and the Gelner Residence designed by Patrick Tighe of Tighe Architecture.

Here's how the self-guided tour works: Attendees receive a ticket, map and directions -- and the homes are open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (I walked the entire tour the last time it was in Venice.) Docents and members of the design team at each site answer questions and lead visitors through the houses.

AIA Spring Home Tour, Sunday, April 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $65 for AIA members, $75 for the public in advance and $85 the day of the tour. Order online at www.aialosangeles.org or call (213) 639-0777. Tickets and directions will be mailed one week before the tour.

For a sneak preview of the interior of Bestor's "Floating Bungalow," go to the jump.

-- Lisa Boone

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Photos: Views of the Barbara Bestor-designed "Floating Bungalow," which will be featured on the AIA's spring home tour in Venice. Credit: John Ellis