Venice Beach Bungalow
Venice Beach Bungalow
Venice Beach Bungalow
Venice Beach Bungalow
Venice Beach Bungalow
Venice Beach Bungalow

Venice Beach Bungalow

With the Southern California climate beckoning, the landscape plan for a small Venice Beach bungalow takes advantage of the entire parcel to create spaces for a host of outdoor activities and experiences.  In an effort to reduce water consumption and to highlight the crisp geometry and clean lines of the gardens, much of the ground plane is covered in a Del Rio gravel that compliments the color of an existing concrete pad and the concrete finish of the new covered porch, which functions as an outdoor living room.  A plunge pool- designed with a large ‘sun shelf’ for lounging and for younger swimmers- fits neatly in a small corner of the yard adjacent to the master bedroom.  In the front garden, through which visitors access the house,  a pair of olive trees, lavender, and other Mediterranean inspired, drought tolerant plants help define and screen an intimate seating area complete with the sound of cascading water from a simple, elegant water feature.