If you’ve ever dreamed of living on one of the famed pedestrian-only streets in Venice, California, the newly listed Historic Modern may be of interest. Located on the aptly named Venice Walk Streets in Los Angeles, the 2,619-square-foot renovated home features four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an intriguing past.
The Historic Modern comprises the front portion of an existing 1907 Craftsman bungalow—which was carefully relocated from an adjacent site—as well as a new, two-story rear addition with metal siding and floor-to-ceiling windows. Every detail of the original cottage’s facade was either restored or replaced with similar features. In fact, the facade was certified by the Office of Historic Resources of Los Angeles.
After the residence was relocated, interior design studio Joan Behnke & Associates and award-winning firm Abramson Architects designed the contemporary rear extension to "express and explore materiality, shape, and light"—without disrupting the neighborhood’s history and charm. "What makes Venice so unique is that it’s a diverse patchwork of architectural eras and styles," says architect Trevor Abramson. "We challenged ourselves to design something that would embody the old and new."
The Historic Modern marks the debut of a three-house collection between the Los Angeles–based interior design and architecture firms. The home presents a refreshing take on the classic Craftsman cottage: Large windows and sliding glass doors bathe the home’s living spaces in natural light, while bold black-and-white tiles provide visual interest. In addition to dual living rooms and a gourmet kitchen with all-new smart appliances, the dwelling also features a private outdoor terrace, as well as a cozy sunroom that overlooks the landscaped front garden.
"Because the Venice lots are so unique—each with its own architectural character—we were excited for the challenge to design in this iconic neighborhood," says interior designer Joan Behnke. "We chose eclectic finishes to celebrate the home’s unique history, such as bold patterns and metalwork. The home is absolutely bespoke."
In total, the reimagined Craftsman cottage offers four bedrooms and five bathrooms. There is also a ground-level garage and a laundry suite on the second floor. Keep scrolling to see more of the renovated Venice property, which is currently listed for $6,479,000.
929 Marco Place in Venice, California, is currently listed for $6,479,000 by Mauricio Umansky of The Agency.
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