BEACH COMPOUND

VENICE, CALIFORNIA

This sprawling 10,000-square-foot double lot property in Venice evokes the best of indoor/outdoor living. The main house—an original bungalow erected in 1910—was recently reinvented by local architect Charles Ward, featuring hand plastered walls, bleached wood floors, plenty of skylights and concrete built ins. The modern live/work loft erected above the garage delivers a symbolic dialogue of the old and new Venice.