Originally founded in 1905 as a seaside resort town, and later known as “Bohemia-by-the-Beach,” Venice is eclectic, design-oriented, and artsy. It’s easily the Westside’s hottest neighborhood, with Abbot Kinney Boulevard (named for the city’s founder) acting as its downtown. Try Gjelina’s fennel salami pizza, organic gelato at N’ice Cream, and the croque madame at The Tasting Kitchen and thank us later. Shop for modern jewelry at Alexis Bittar, find cult skincare products at Aesop, and witness the thriving art scene during the Venice Art Crawl. On the home front, you’ll find cozy bungalows and cottages alongside modern masterpieces from Brian Murphy, David Hertz, Glen Irani, Marmol Radziner, and Frank Gehry (and don’t miss the idyllic canals). Property values continue to increase thanks to the presence of tech companies like Google Inc., which moved into Gehry’s famed Binoculars Building back in 2011.
By Lisa Johnson Mandell Hollywood producer Jerry Bruckheimer is doing everything he can to make the sale of his Mid-Century Modern home a smash hit. He just reduced the price again by more than a million bucks, lowering it from $12,995,000 to $11,900,000. It was originally listed in July 2015 for $14.5 million. Bruckheimer bought the glass-and-steel compound in the Brentwood Park neighborhood in 1985, for... Keep reading →
Join the Venice Chamber of Commerce, special guests and your community for what has become a beloved tradition of changing the lights on the Venice Sign from white to red and green for the holidays! For the 5th year running, Windward Avenue east of Pacific Avenue will be closed for the event to include live music, a poster contest and activities... Keep reading →
Artist’s Statement My art invites the viewer to explore the psyche and its diverse states of being. The work mirrors the richly-layered tapestry of my urban environment: billboards and sidewalks provide the visual metaphors while my own experiences and a life spent analyzing the origins, complexities and patterns of human behavior provide the themes. ... Keep reading →
Join us tomorrow for the opening reception of deasy/penner agent Zach Touchon’s Geometric Abstraction exhibition during the Venice Art Crawl. When: Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 6pm – 9pm Where: 310 Westminister Avenue, Venice, 90291
By Bonnie McCarthy The loft-like living space of this home in Venice’s Winward Circle features two-story ceilings and elevated windows that welcome natural light without sacrificing privacy. A modern aesthetic is achieved via concrete walls, contemporary railings and a cast iron fireplace that serves as a focal point. As a bonus, a large flexible living space on... Keep reading →