Passersby who may have gazed at some of Venice’s contemporary architectural marvels will be able to walk through the front door during the Venice Modern Home Tour.
The second annual tour kicks off Feb. 16 at 11 a.m., and ticket holders can take a self-guided tour through about 10 homes – although only seven have been confirmed so far. Homes on the tour feature unique design aspects of both new construction and remodeled bungalows.
One such bungalow is a 1937 home on Altair Place renovated in 2006 by Shortridge Architects. The 800-square-foot, one-bedroom cottage was reconfigured so people enter through the back garden and then into the living spaces.
Another restored bungalow on the tour will be a 2-bedroom 1936 cottage on 4th Avenue. The original structure was augmented with expanded windows that protrude from the original exterior. A series of cubist designs increase light and indoor living spaces in the 1,500-square-foot home.
Tickets to the Venice Modern Home Tour are $30 in advance or $40 the day of the tour and can be purchased online at venice.modernhometours.com/tickets/. Children under 12 are free.
The following homes are presently on the Venice Modern Home Tour:
- 542 Altair Place, Venice
- 1097 Marco Place, Venice
- 348 4th Ave., Venice
- 601 Rose Ave., Venice
- 5110 Pacific Ave., Marina Del Rey
- 3601 Wade St., Mar Vista
- 677 California Ave., Venice
Check http://venice.modernhometours.com/featured-homes/ for a current list of homes on the tour as more will be added. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the A +D Architecture & Design Museum in Los Angeles.