thoroughfare of Abbot Kinney

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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