Elijah Wood’s Venice Beach Micro-Compound Lists for Just Under $2M
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Elijah Wood’s Venice Beach Micro-Compound Lists for Just Under $2M

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By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
The “Lord of the Rings” star lets go of this Craftsman-style property.

Elijah Wood, best known for playing Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, has owned this two-bedroom, two-bath micro compound since 2004. Set just off of the wildly popular Abbot Kinney Boulevard in Venice Beach, California, the property consists of two detached Craftsman-style bungalows on the same lot for a total of 1,408-square-feet of living space.  Now, Wood has placed it all on the market for just under $2 million. 

Two Craftsman-style bungalows on the same lot offer the possibility of either a duplex or a primary residence. 

Built in 1921, and set behind a privacy gate and tall bamboo, the front cottage welcomes guests and homeowners alike into the home through a bright red door. Inside, high vaulted ceilings with wooden beam accents in the living and dining rooms and cork-tile flooring continue the Craftsman-style look. There are many windows and the home is filled with natural light. A strong indoor-outdoor connection pervades the property, with both the bedroom and the kitchen opening to the rear outdoor deck.  The rear cottage is also surrounded by greenery and bamboo—sharing the same private and serene setting. It also has just one bedroom, one bath, a full kitchen, and a living room. Scroll ahead for a look into the two compact cottages. 

The front door opens directly into an open-plan, living and dining room. 

The light-filled dining area. 

The entrance and living room is flooded with natural lighting and has a cozy built-in reading nook. 

The living room features custom built-ins and cork floor tiles under a high, wood-beamed vaulted ceiling. 

More built-in storage that matches the Craftsman-style exterior. 

The narrow galley kitchen has poured concrete countertops and a vintage range. It also has direct outdoor access. 

A wide glass door in the bedroom leads to a large deck surrounded by greenery. 

The updated, fully-tiled bathroom features an enclosed shower and a pretty stained-glass window.

The cottage to the rear also has an open-plan living-dining space. 

The living space is bright and airy thanks to the vaulted wood-beamed ceiling and clerestory windows.

The skylight-topped kitchen overlooks the dining room. 

The bright bedroom in the rear cottage also has a wide glass door leading outside. 

The bright bathroom is awash in natural light from a skylight and shiny white subway tiles.

A look at the  greenery-filled outdoor space. 

1650 Electric Avenue is currently being listed for $1,995,000 by Juliette Hohnen at Douglas Elliman. 

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