Cottages in The Sun
A modern take on the bungalow: Architect Steven Shortridge uses his 750-square-foot home as a “laboratory for small and big ideas.”
Over a hundred years ago, tobacco millionaire Abbot Kinney’s dream of bringing a little bit of Venice, Italy back to southern California became a reality when he built a charming neighborhood of cottages, canals and bridges linking a unique community. Visit Venice now and the quaint pocket is still original, imaginative and a must see for visitors and place where people aspire to live. Today, this spirit of innovation and creativity is richly expressed in the vintage bungalows and cottages that have been embraced and brought back to life by homeowners more in love with place than size.
Cottages in the Sun: Bungalows of Venice California by Designer/Writer Margaret Bach and Photographer Melba Levick offers a tour of Venice cottages giving an intimate glimpse into canal living. Bach is also a historian, preservation advocate, a member of the Santa Monica Landmarks Commission and editor of L.A. Architect. Levick is a widely published and exhibited photographer who works and lives in Venice.
Inside the 1920s Spanish bungalow belonging to Marla C. Berns, an art museum director. With chairs and table from Paul Tuttle, owners modernize their historical homes.