This Saturday, May 5, is the Venice Garden Tour in LA’s famous beach neighborhood. The tour is always a combination of beautiful blooms, cool architecture, funky art, and casual outdoor living, designed by homeowners and professionals alike.
This year they’ve added a little Mid-Century Modern to this year’s tour with Gregory Ain’s Mar Vista Tract neighborhood. Marketed in 1947 these “Modernique Homes” were designed for living in a small, flexible and ultra-modern space. I’m excited to see how the owners have re-landscaped the homes that were originally designed by Garrett Eckbo as a lush community landscape.
The homes themselves were designed for flexible living, using sliding wall panels to create 1-3 bedrooms in the house. Panels could make the living area smaller to create a master bedroom or make two smaller bedrooms into one larger one. There are lots of built-ins throughout the homes and I imagine if you pared down your belongings life would be quite sweet in one of these tiny houses.
Don’t miss it, you’ll have a special and inspiring day!!
The tour is always a fundraiser for the Neighborhood Youth Association’s (NYA) important Las Doradas Children’s Center in Venice.
Purchase your tickets online to save $10 in advance and don’t forget to bring some water, sunscreen and wear comfortable shoes. Bring your bike if you want to get some exercise too.
Enjoy a few of our Venice garden flowers in bloom this week!!!