Around Los Angeles--Venice (Abbot Kinney area)

I was in Venice this morning dropping off keys to the buyer's agent for the condo I just sold this past Friday. Venice is a beach town first and foremost, but there is a burgeoning modern architecture scene nestled in with vintage Craftsmen buildings and small California bungalows that form an interesting visual mix. It is nowhere more prevalent than on the main shopping thoroughfare of Abbot Kinney. This street has boomed over the last several years, and is now considered one of the hippest and most desired locations in all of Los Angeles to live (there are several live/work & multi-use buildings in the vicinity), as well as hang out for it's options of shopping, coffee, restaurants, and cultural scene. Here are some of the shots I was able to capture today to show the contrasting styles and development of the area, both in commercial spaces and housing. [flickr size="small" float="left"][/flickr]

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Modern on Moore Master Bedroom

[flickr size="small" float="left"][/flickr] As soon as you enter the room from the hallway, one is drawn to the explosive views shining through the floor to ceiling windows that open out onto the private outdoor oasis off the bedroom. Intelligent design abound in this one, as the designer/builder used the outside to draw one in. Attention to detail is also evident, as the wood beam is painted red to compliment the outside of the home. The room has two walk in closets ideal for shopaholics. A romantic fireplace is the center of the indoor sitting area and compliments the surroundings perfectly. A true escape from the hustle and bustle but just minutes to all the city amenities one could want, as well as the beach. The views are of the towers on the sand in Marina Del Rey, the hillsides of Culver Crest, and more.