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Home of the Day: Eight little bungalows in Venice

Home of the Day: Eight little bungalows in Venice
Centered around a landscaped courtyard, the eight cottages boast vintage details and modern amenities. (Dana Thompson/Sebastian Artz)

Looking to start a commune? Here's your chance. Eight charmingly renovated California bungalows situated on a double lot in Venice present a truly unique opportunity.

Once owned by Irving Tabor, Abbot Kinney's close friend and chauffeur, the historically designated compound was originally designed for communal living, and Westminster Place maintains that same bohemian spirit today.

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Vintage clapboard siding, old stencil-printed numbers and gondola-style hues — presumably repurposed from the beach town's old pier and amusement park — are visible remnants of the past. Open floor plans, wood accents and modern fixtures are among contemporary updates.

Address: 605-607 Westminster Ave., Venice 90291

Price: $5.8 million

Built: 1915-1922

Lot size: 10,410 square feet

House size: 5,300 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 9 bathroom

Features: Eight individual eclectic homes; historic significance; wood floors; skylights; exposed beams and rafters; fireplace; exterior water feature; renovated aviary; art studio; courtyard; patio; gated driveway; cedar fence with wrought iron detail; drought tolerant landscape

About the area: The median sale price for single-family homes in the 90291 ZIP Code in May was $1.824 million, based on 18 sales, according to CoreLogic. That was a 25.1% increase in median price compared with May 2015's.

Agents: Mark Kanights, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, (424) 280-7400; Craig O'Rourke, Coldwell Banker, (310 301-3500

To submit a candidate for Home of the Day, send high-resolution color photos via Dropbox.com, permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to neal.leitereg@latimes.com.

Follow Bonnie McCarthy on Twitter @ThsAmericanHome

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