Saturday, May 4, 2013
|Start Location:||Neighborhood Youth Association
1016 Pleasant View Avenue, Venice, CA 90291
(between Broadway and California, 1 block west of Lincoln Blvd)
|When:||Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
(rain or shine!)
|Parking:||Free on-street parking is available. Free shuttle vans are also available along the route.|
|Tickets:||To purchase tickets, refer to our ticket information (tickets are non-refundable).|
|More Information:||Visit the FAQ, where you can find answers to many common
questions about what to do and what to expect on tour day.
If you still have any questions, please refer to our contact information.
The 2013 Venice Garden and Home Tour celebrates 20 years of inspiring and successful tours by showcasing 30 eclectic, creative gardens and homes within blocks of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, "the coolest street in Los Angeles." Tour-goers will visit properties of creative homeowners, artists’ studios, the homes and offices of architects and designers, and view gardens that vary from lush to minimalist pocket-gardens.
Architects and landscape designers live and work in Venice because the community embraces experimentation and the use of non-traditional materials. There will be homes of sleek, white cubes on the tour including two homes in one structure connected by a rooftop deck and a two-story, sculpturally beautiful, staircase. Also on view will be a redesigned home where pop-out windows expand the original footprint and bring the outdoors inside. A LEED Platinum environmentally responsive home with its water conservation and drought tolerant garden will be open as well as homes that are small in size but feel spacious because of creative design solutions. Besides contemporary architecture, restored Craftsman and updated old bungalows are on the tour and are examples of the enviable Venice indoor/outdoor living where the weather is congenial and neighbors take pride in their gardens and homes often enhanced by art of all descriptions. Loft living along the boulevard will be available for viewing where homeowners can go down a flight of stairs to street level cafés.
Some of the innovative architects represented this year include Abramson Teiger, Marc Bricault, Don Dimster, Isabelle Duvivier, John Frane, David Hertz, Michael Sant, Steven Shortridge, Sue Addison, Dennis Gibbens and Carlos Zubieta. Landscape designers include Russ Cletta, Jay Griffith, Andre Jackson, Di Zock, Eva Sobesky, Tatiana Barhar and Mark Tessier. Venice has always attracted artists, and the studios of David Gale, Mollie Favre, Brad Miller and Robin Murez will be open. There is much to see on this exceptional tour as visitors meander near Abbot Kinney in the heart of Venice.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
These exclusive tours are a companion to the ever-popular Venice Garden and Home Tour, and are offered to major Sponsors of the event. All of these docent-led tours, via private coach, feature architecturally significant homes on the Westside, and include a continental breakfast and a catered lunch.