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AWESOME COTTAGE ON THE VENICE CANALS ... One of the few remaining Canal cottages ... Original details ... Modern amenities !!! Cheerful 2 bedroom + 1 bath + sun porch + outbuilding with laundry and space for a small office. Double-hung windows with custom shutters, new appliances, upgraded plumbing, re-glazed claw-foot tub. On a full island lot, beautifully landscaped and fenced front & back yards with grass & flowers + a brick patio off the kitchen with table, chairs and umbrella ready for morning coffee or alfresco dining. 2-4 blocks to Venice Beach and Abbot KInney restaurants & shops. 2 car off-street parking.

Exclusively offered for lease ... $4500 / month.





LIVE ON THE INCREDIBLE VENICE CANALS ... in this spectacular 3-story architectural home just a quick walk to the beach, restaurants, Abbot Kinney and all that Venice has to offer. Designed for indoor/outdoor living, the open living, dining and kitchen areas feature walls of glass opening to a sunny patio on the waterfront, beautiful dark hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplace, soaring ceiling, and cook's kitchen with top-of-the line appliances. The sensational master suite occupies the entire third floor with luxurious spa bath, huge walk-in closet and a large canal-facing terrace. The second level consists of a media room, two guest bedrooms and a fabulous guest bath. There is a two-car garage with an additional off-alley parking space. This home is in immaculate, pristine condition. Discover this quiet, peaceful enclave in the middle of one of the hottest locals in Southern California.

Exclusively offered for lease at ... $8500 per month.





ENJOY MINIMALIST MODERN DESIGN !!! 3 bedroom + 2 3/4 bath + studio ... Situated on a large, beautifully landscaped lot, this single-story home is built around a sunny courtyard accessed by French doors from most rooms. Every detail has been carefully chosen with both style and function in mind ... oak hardwood floors, 2 gas-burning fireplaces, built-in storage in living areas, master bedroom and garage, sky lights, steam shower, modern fixtures, fittings and appliances ... and much more. Plus there is a large studio/family room and an oversized double garage. All in pristine condition !!!

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,600,000.





OVERLOOKING VENICE BEACH AND THE PACIFIC OCEAN ... from the private terrace topping 16 Park Avenue ... where each evening you can enjoy the sun setting over the Pacific.

This very unique, very special and really extraordinary Venice beach house is located on one of Venice's most attractive walk streets ... just one building to the sand and 3 short blocks to Venice's finest restaurants and shops on trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard.

A thoughtful blend of the old and the new, this romantic home was built at the beginning of Venice history in1906 by Abbot Kinney for his son, Thornton. In 2006, the home was completely renovated and a new wing, designed by Venice Architect Michael Hricak, was added.  Original historic features and moldings were preserved and meticulously continued in the addition.

Exclusively offered for sale ... $2,975,000.



CHEERFUL BEACH BUNGALOW !!! Nestled on a charming walk street 1/2 block to the beach, this cheerful two bedroom, one bath beach cottage is a perfect hide-away from the urban lifestyle. Throughout, the original wood trim and floors are beautifully refinished. Open living areas afford a spacious feel while still being cozy ... French doors open to the peaceful garden. The family kitchen has stainless appliances and a breakfast nook. Recently remodeled, the bath features a claw foot tub, sit-in shower and beautiful built-in cabinetry. The home has central heat and each room has a fan lamp to circulate the wonderful beach air. Enclosed with high fences for privacy and security, the outdoor spaces include a large grassy yard below the front porch and a shared rear patio. There is garage parking for two cars and an equipped laundry room. There is small unit above the garage. Will consider a dog.

Offered for lease at ... $4400 per month.





It's all about location ... access to anything and everything you are looking for ... all at your doorstep and walkable! Two blocks to fine dining and shopping on trendy Abbot Kinney, four blocks to the sand, bike path, funky shopping and entertainment along Venice Beach and one block to Gold's Gym. This dramatic, industrial-style home and guest house is hidden behind high fences and lush landscape. The large great room, which dominates the first floor of the main residence, has polished concrete floors, exposed beam ceilings and warm wood finishes. The open kitchen has professional appliances and good storage. French doors lead to a sunny deck, a private oasis for year-around entertaining. The architectural, open stairwell leads to the second level bedrooms. The master suite has a luxurious spa bath with oversized his/her vanities, separate shower plus spa tub, and opens to a balcony overlooking the front garden. Additionally on this level there are two guest bedrooms, a spacious guest bath. A separate studio/guest house above the carport has a full kitchen and spa bath. There is secure carport parking for 2-3 cars plus an enclosed storage area.

Exclusively offered for lease ... $6900 / month.





This artfully charming waterfront retreat is on an island in the Venice Canals.  The living spaces, filled with warm colors, textures & whimsical art, consist of 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, a first floor library/media room (or 4th bedroom) & an open living/dining/kitchen. French doors lead to a sunny south-facing outdoor oasis ... a spacious patio, envisioned as an extension of the house, with built-in BBQ plus a delightful garden with flagstone paths ... all overlooking a peaceful canal. What a Life !!!

There is a full bath + bedroom on the first floor, a rare find in the Canals. Features include wood floors throughout (oak down, bamboo up), French stone fireplace in the living room, hand painted murals & wall art, steam shower in the master bath, lots of storage, dual heat/air, double garage + awning-covered outside space. It is a short walk to Abbot Kinney, Venice Beach & the Farmer's Market. The permitted boat dock is a huge plus as permits for new boat docks are not currently being issued.

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,825,000.





It's all about location ...  access to anything and everything you are looking for ... all at your doorstep and walkable! Two blocks to fine dining and shopping on trendy Abbot Kinney, the Venice Canals outside your back door, and four blocks to the sand, bike path, funky shopping and entertainment along Venice Beach.  This dramatic, contemporary Mediterranean villa is hidden behind high walls and lush landscape. The large great room that dominates the first floor affords a multitude of possibilities for layout and function of seating areas, including one by the fire. The open cook's kitchen has a walk-in pantry. French doors lead to the flagstone patio, a private oasis for year-around entertaining. Natural light pours into the space through multiple windows in the 25' high wall plus gleaming maple floors add to its warmth. An architectural, open stairwell leads to the second level bedrooms and on up to the roof terrace that overlooks the Venice Canals. The master suite has a luxurious spa bath with oversized his/her vanities and separate shower and spa tub, a large walk-in closet and French doors to a balcony overlooking the gardens! Additionally there are two guest bedrooms, a spacious guest bath and an open library/den. Other features include an oversized double garage with built-in custom storage, security system, dual zone HVAC, high quality dual glazed windows and doors.

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,450,000.





EXCITING ARCHITECTURAL HOME on the historic Venice Canals offers a unique combination of the peace and quiet of living in a tranquil wetlands area while being just steps from trendy Venice Beach recreational and entertainment activities. Designed by William R Pauli, AIA, it boasts 10' ceilings and walls of glass to maximize the light and views of the Canals! Features include: spacious public spaces with clean lines & handsome wood floors; stainless, wood & granite gourmet kitchen; exceptional master suite with luxurious marble spa bath + huge walk-in closet; 2 guest bedrooms with bath; office nook; laundry room plus large open penthouse with full bath great for studio, media room, gym or 4th bedroom. The home flows comfortably from in to out via 4 terraces, 3 fronting the Grand Canal, perfect for entertaining and relaxation. Extras include: 2 wood/gas burning fireplaces; wired for telephone, TV, security, computer; built-in vacuum system; dual zone heat and air.

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,975,000.





CONTEMPORARY DUPLEX 2 BLOCKS TO VENICE BEACH + 2 BLOCKS TO ABBOT KINNEY Two flats featuring wonderfully designed open floor plans w/maximum space & flexibility, wood-burning fireplaces, private balconies, private two-car garages & gourmet kitchens w/European cabinetry & granite counters. Approximately 1728 s/f each, the 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath flats offer security systems, large walk-in closets, additional sound insulation & convenient interior washer/dryer space. Plus there is a large bonus office/storage space (approximately 350 s/f) on the first level. Built in 1990 ... No rent control !!!

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,450,000.





ENJOY THE AMBIANCE OF THE VENICE CANALS !!! Fabulous 2 Bedroom 1 bath canal-front home for lease. This upper-unit abode was recently rebuilt and is packed with state-of-the-art amenities ... laminated wood floors throughout, recessed lighting, cable, satellite, built-in speakers. The living/dining area faces a wall of windows and French doors that open out to a large waterfront patio ... perfect for a barbeque with friends or an intimate dinner. The open kitchen is equipped with stainless range, refrigerator and dishwasher plus a built-in microwave and ample cabinets. The dreamy bath features a spa tub/shower and pristine white cabinetry and tile. Each bedroom has great closet space ... the master is very nice sized ... the second is smaller. Parking is a single garage plus one outside space and one shared guest space. Minimum one-year lease. Pets OK with approval.

Exclusively offered for lease ... $3,250 / month.





CALIFORNIA PROVENCE IN VENICE. Open architecture with skylights & 10' ceilings create a great room perfect for entertaining. Tall 8' Anderson doors open to the courtyard making the space even larger. The open arrangement of the main living area leads to flexibility in furniture placement. The kitchen has stainless steel high-end appliances & a European feel. In the living room, a limestone fireplace provides warmth on cold winter nights. Striking hard wood floors flow throughout the house. The master bedroom has a wonderful walk-through built-in closet space & French doors that lead to the rose garden. The artist's studio/guest quarters is a perfect work at home situation. There is a shower plus a large sink in the bathroom, perfect for cleaning paint brushes. The studio has a small fridge under the built-in cabinets & is plumbed for full kitchen. There are double doors which open to the courtyard, the floors are stained cement. Custom wood gates & stone work adds a touch of Provence.

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,795,000.


ENJOY THE AMBIANCE OF THE VENICE CANALS !!! Fabulous 2 Bedroom Canal-Front Home for Lease This lower-unit abode was rebuilt just five years ago and is packed with state-of-the-art amenities ... hardwood floors throughout, recessed lighting, cable, satellite, built-in speakers. The cozy living/dining areas face a wall of windows and French doors that open out to a great waterfront deck and yard ... perfect for a barbeque with friends or an intimate dinner. The open kitchen is equipped with stainless range, refrigerator and dishwasher plus a built-in microwave and ample cabinets. A dreamy spa bath is very spacious and has a separate shower, therapy tub, pristine white cabinetry and tile. Each bedroom has great closet space ... the master is very nice sized. Parking is a single garage plus one outside space and one shared guest space. Twice-monthly maid service is included in the rent. Minimum one-year lease.

Exclusively offered for lease at ... $3,500 / month





NESTLED ON AN ISLAND IN THE VENICE CANALS ... This charming light-filled beach house offers 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in the main house plus a spacious art studio with half bath above the double garage. Tastefully remodeled, the open main level flows from the Canal-front porch to a private back courtyard and features an open living/dining area, kitchen with new cabinetry and butcher-block counter tops, a large media/family room (third bedroom), full bath and laundry room … all with gleaming maple floors and bright white walls and cabinetry. The upper level has two bedrooms, each with vaulted ceilings, new sisal-type carpet and private patio. The all-white bath has a spa tub. All rooms open via French doors to great porches/decks. Studio is large open loft-style space with 1/2 bath and 2 balconies ... features maple floors, built-in cabinetry, high ceiling & great light.The landscaping is simple and low maintenance. Vacant and easy to show. Home addition and garage/studio were built in 1985/6. Priced below 2007 vacant lot sale prices.

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,500,000.





"CASA DI GENNAIO" … This red oak-clad shingled beach house offers timeless quality and unpretentious, easy-going charm that is perfectly suited to the casual way of life on the Venice Canals. French doors and bay windows bring streaming sunlight into the interiors of the house. Each room opens to a relaxing patio or balcony … the courtyard off the kitchen has a plumbed BBQ. Throughout the house there are gleaming oak floors, timbered ceilings, bright white moldings, and colorful Ralph Lauren Thoroughbred paint. The first-floor living spaces flow smoothly into one another … perfect for entertaining. The spacious Canal-front great room boasts a built-in seating area overlooking the canals, a wood/gas fireplace and a flexible layout for living/dining furniture placement. The gourmet kitchen is complimented with stainless appliances, granite counter tops, wine cooler, large walk-in pantry and an adjacent powder room. Beyond the kitchen is another great room that can be a second bedroom or studio plus an adjoining office/den, full bath and laundry room. Retreat to the private second-floor master bedroom featuring a reading cove with fireplace and built-in book shelves, an oversized walk-in closet, a lavish bath with spa tub & separate shower … plus a sunny balcony provides a sweeping view of the canals. Landscaped for low water usage and easy maintenance. Parking is an oversized single garage with French doors to the courtyard plus an additional parking space. .

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,990,000.





RECENTLY REMODELED 2-story contemporary beach house on the circle in the heart of the Venice “walk street” area … steps to trendy shops & restaurants on Abbot Kinney. Wood & tile floors on 1st level. Cook’s kitchen w/ ss appliances, w/d & breakfast nook. One bedroom + bath down. Master bedroom suite + third bedroom w/loft on 2nd level. Privately landscaped front yard, wood deck off kitchen + sunny upstairs patio. Bonus garage/office has reclaimed wood floors & wood stove. Partially furnished. .

Exclusively offered for lease ... $4,500 / month.





JUST REDUCED !!! VENICE BEACH ... THREE HOMES TO THE SAND !!! Chic Venice beach house on prime walk street just a few steps to the Venice boardwalk and four blocks to trendy Abbot Kinney shops and restaurants. This recently remodeled classic features formal living and dining rooms with beautiful original windows, box beams, wood floors and fireplace. The huge entertainer’s kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances, a bar surrounding the cook top that seats 4-6 guests, fireplace and French doors opening to the private courtyard with a built-in bbq. Upstairs each of the 3 bedrooms have a private bath and balcony. The master also has fireplace, spa tub and ocean view from the balcony. 3 car garage + parking for 3 more behind the garage.

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,550,000.





FABULOUS ARTIST RETREAT !!! This charming 1929 Spanish bungalow provides a pleasant contrast to its dramatic detached three-level studio! The one bedroom, one bath bungalow is warm and inviting with wonderful original arched doors and windows opening up to an unsurpassed view of both Eastern and Linnie Canals. Inside you'll find 10' high ceilings, white tile floors throughout, an updated kitchen with vintage stove plus a beautiful garden-view bath overlooking a very private courtyard that separates the cottage from the studio. Built in 1982, the second structure on this property houses a double garage, spacious darkroom, second-level gallery with stunning 3/4 bath, and a third-level loft overlooking the space below and the Canals. There is a loading pulley system from the gallery to transport large canvases/art pieces.

Exclusively offered for sale ... $1,795,000.


VENICE WALK STREET BEACH COTTAGE !!! You’ll find this hidden gem behind a lush hedge on a quiet walk street just 3 blocks to Abbot Kinney.  The outdoor spaces are absolutely delightful for entertaining and privacy. This 1 bedroom, 1 bath 20’s beach cottage has been extensively remodeled with today’s amenities…vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, French doors, top-end appliances, tons of closet and storage space. A wall of cabinetry, including a Murphy bed, hides the garage door creating a terrific studio/guest room in the garage.

Exclusively offered for sale at ... $1,100,000.


FABULOUS VENICE CANALS HOME FOR LEASE !!! This spacious Mediterranean home has 4 bedrooms + 3 1/2 baths + loft media room ... all in pristine condition! Designed with indoor-outdoor entertaining in mind, the open living/dining/gourmet kitchen features Scatology tile floors, river rock fireplace, 2-story ceiling and doors that open to a sunny patio on the Canals! The mezzanine features a large media room and a private office suite (4th bedroom)! On the third-level, the master suite also has a river-rock fireplace, a wall of built-in storage, French doors to a patio overlooking the Canals, huge walk-in closet and a his/hers luxurious master bath! Also on the third floor are Jack & Jill bedrooms which share a large bath! Up one more level you will find the roof terrace! This home features tons of closets & built-in storage, laundry room and double garage! All appliances are included. Pets welcome upon "approval!" Wonderful south-facing "island" location!

Exclusively offered for lease at ... $9,700/month.


GREAT LOCATION !!! GREAT VALUE !!! Just a five blocks from the beach and one block to the Canals and Abbot Kinney, this clapboard Venice bungalow has great charm … cheerful bay window, beautiful coved ceilings, wonderful oak floors! Terrific floor plan with open living/dining, spacious kitchen, three bedrooms and 1 3/4 baths! Doors off the master lead to a sunny deck and large back yard! Nicely landscaped, front and back, with a new sprinkler system! Double garage is partially converted into a spacious studio! Plenty of off-street parking in driveway! Move-in or update to your personal taste! Coveted Coeur d' Alene Elementary School!

Exclusively offered for sale at ... $875,000.


JUST REDUCED ... TERRIFIC 4 UNIT APARTMENT BUILDING ... Priced under $250,000 per unit and $332 per square foot !!! Here's a great opportunity to own an excellent fourplex … centrally located near trendy Abbot Kinney shops and restaurants and Venice Beach. Four spacious 2 bedroom + 1 bath units (approximately 750 s/f each) have excellent floor plans, original built-ins and washer/dryer hook-ups. Property has been under the same ownership for almost 30 years. Long-time tenants. There is a fabulous up-side potential to this property for the long term investor. Well below replacement cost. Large 5270 s/f lot zoned RD1.5. Open parking for at least 8 cars off the alley. PROBATE SALE. NO COURT CONFIRMATION REQUIRED PER IAEA. All offers on CAR PPA 1/06. Property sold in "AS IS PRESENT CONDITION."

Exclusively offered for sale at ... $990,000.

    672 - 674 FLOWER AVENUE . VENICE

Two delightful Venice Cottages on a large lot! This terrific property features two well-maintained cottages, each with a cozy front porch and nice private yard area. Both have original wood windows and doors plus individual laundry hook-ups.

The front cottage has one bedroom, one bathroom, enclosed sun porch (doubles as additional sleeping area), separate dining room, spacious kitchen and private patio.

The rear cottage is a three bedroom and one bath home with a large kitchen, dining nook, fireplace in the living room and hardwood floors throughout. There is an attached double garage that is currently used for a work shop.


Listed for sale at $980,000


This very special two story classic has many original details ... fireplace, windows, doors, arches and coved ceilings! Throughout there are beautiful warm oak and fir floors! The lushly landscaped front yard allows only a peak at the grand front porch and what lies beyond the front door ... a bright, cheerful living room and formal dining room that opens to the side courtyard! The spacious kitchen is charming with its vintage stove and sunny breakfast nook! There are two bedrooms and one bath downstairs plus two bedrooms and one bath upstairs! The fully fenced backyard has a dining patio, large grassy area and many mature trees and plantings! The huge garage/studio is large enough for 4 cars and has a 1/2 bath ... terrific for an art studio or home workshop ... there is plenty of off-street parking in the driveway!

Listed for sale at $1,150,000


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