Since its inception in the early 20th century, Venice is a community that has held strong the freedom to define itself. Finding freedom from many traditional restraints regarding development and design architects have flocked to the bohemian neighborhood of Venice to experiment and innovate within the notions of urban living. In Venice, many architects work around numerous size and height constraints to create homes that reflect the community's reputation for nurturing creativity and individualism amidst the density of modern city life.
Prime examples of these homes are located right along Venice's Ocean Front Walk. Don't miss Frank Gehry's famous "Norton House" on the walk, an incredibly unique beach home that you won't soon forget. On your tour, also make a point to visit "Declaration", artist Mark Di Suvero's 2001 amazing sculpture of iron beams raised into the sky near the Venice Recreation Center.
Begin at the end of Washington Blvd at Ocean Front Walk.
DIRECTIONS TO THE START
Transit: From the Temple and Spring St. stop in Downtown LA take the Commuter Express 437 towards Washington & Pacific. Disembark at Washington and Pacific.
Car: From the 10 Freeway West merge onto the 405 Freeway South toward LAX/Long Beach. After about 4 miles merge onto the 90 Freeway West. After 3 miles turn right onto Lincoln Blvd. Then after a 0.5 miles turn left onto Washiton Blvd. After about 1 miles you will reach the end of Washington Blvd.