May 6, 2013

Venice Garden & Home Tour

Living on Navy St., I am surrounded by some pretty awesome architecture: There's everything from refurbished bungalows to ultra-modern spaces to the just plain weird. I always walk by these homes imagining who lives there and what it might be like inside.

So I was excited when I heard about the Venice Garden & Home Tour. On this annual, self-guided walking tour, you get to wander around 30 of the most creative gardens and homes in the neighborhood, while benefiting the Neighborhood Youth Association.



This is why I love my town. What other city would host a "dream home" tour featuring places with AstroTurf walls, a rooftop blanketed in blooms, multiple tree houses, a kitchen table "floating" over a garden or an office made out of a Home Depot shed? There was some crazy creative, jealousy-inducing, mind-blowing home porn, and I loved every second of it. As Dan put it, "This is like your Superbowl." I am totally in for next year; who's with me?





Venice Garden & Home Tour
Venice, CA | www.venicegardentour.org

8 comments:

Linda said...

Welcome Back and thanks for sharing such cool pictures!

Yvonne said...

Thanks for reading, Linda :)

Annette Allen said...

Glad you're back! Those are some beautiful gardens!

Danielle said...

SO much more interesting than the UES! (Except for the Two Little Red Hen bakery!)

Yvonne said...

@Annette, I know I wish I could have a giant garden like that.

@Danielle, totally awesome but yes, totally lacking Two Little Red Hens bakery. Miss that place so much.

Michele Lee said...

Welcome back! I like that people create their own little oases in unlikely places. A low maintenance astroturf wall is a great idea for many busy lifestyles.

Yvonne said...

I do believe that we are all in need of a AstroTurf wall.

Peter said...

Welcome back Sis! Very interesting pics. I think it's time to remodel. I need the inspiration.