Bohemian Beach House Bungalow in Venice

Bohemian Beach House Bungalow in Venice

209 Rennie Ave, Venice, CA 90291209 Rennie Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Let’s say you’re on the fence about whether you want to plant your roots in SoCal’s beachfront bohemian capitol, otherwise known as Venice, or the über charming Ocean Park neighborhood of Santa Monica. It’s is a tough call, I know. Well I’m happy to let you know that you can stop vacillating between the two because this new property listing resolves this onerous dilemma with ease. (To be honest, this isn’t really such a bad problem to have, is it?) Tucked away on a side-street of the hippest section of Rose Avenue, and literally a stone’s throw away from the boundary line between the two ‘hoods, is this luminescent, three-bedroom Spanish bungalow that brings together the very best of both worlds. From the sidewalk, one immediately gets the sense of a quaint, private retreat thanks to a short, stucco wall with its swinging double gate entry, flanked by lamps and a terra cotta walkway that leads to the ivy-covered portico of the home.

 Stepping through the front door, the sense of quaintness is replaced by one of grandeur. With warm, wide-plank hardwood floors, coved ceilings and arched doorways, a fireplace and an abundance of natural light, you will stop in your tracks to absorb

Stepping through the front door, the sense of quaintness is replaced by one of grandeur. With warm, wide-plank hardwood floors, coved ceilings and arched doorways, a fireplace and an abundance of natural light, you will stop in your tracks to absorb the beauty and energy of the space.

 There is a spaciousness that’s uncommon for a home that offers a modest 1661 square feet of living space. For instance, this elegant dining room can comfortably accommodate a table for eight. And its function is amplified thanks to French doors that

There is a spaciousness that’s uncommon for a home that offers a modest 1661 square feet of living space. For instance, this elegant dining room can comfortably accommodate a table for eight. And its function is amplified thanks to French doors that lead to a patio, which wraps around one side of the house and into the back yard.

 Beyond the dining room is a kitchen that features a crisp modern aesthetic, with stone counter tops and a commercial grade Viking stove. And I love special touch of the industrial-chic light fixtures overhead.

Beyond the dining room is a kitchen that features a crisp modern aesthetic, with stone counter tops and a commercial grade Viking stove. And I love special touch of the industrial-chic light fixtures overhead.

 At the far end of the kitchen, the room extends to a sizeable breakfast area with another set of French doors that open to the side patio. And beyond the breakfast area is yet another door leading to the back yard.

At the far end of the kitchen, the room extends to a sizeable breakfast area with another set of French doors that open to the side patio. And beyond the breakfast area is yet another door leading to the back yard.

 The master bedroom is perhaps my favorite room in the house. This voluminous room features the same hardwood flooring as the main living areas. And once again there are French doors leading to the back yard, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that

The master bedroom is perhaps my favorite room in the house. This voluminous room features the same hardwood flooring as the main living areas. And once again there are French doors leading to the back yard, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in loads of natural light.

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 Even the step-up master suite features an oversized picture window that looks out to the back yard.

Even the step-up master suite features an oversized picture window that looks out to the back yard.

 Beyond those french doors of the master is this little oasis.

Beyond those french doors of the master is this little oasis.

 If you like entertaining, you’ll love the sprawling terra cotta patio, which features a chef’s workspace replete with a grill, fridge and sink.

If you like entertaining, you’ll love the sprawling terra cotta patio, which features a chef’s workspace replete with a grill, fridge and sink.

 An adobe style fireplace, a spa surrounded by a vine-covered trellis, and a separate studio complemented by a massive palm tree round out the features of this beautiful back yard.

An adobe style fireplace, a spa surrounded by a vine-covered trellis, and a separate studio complemented by a massive palm tree round out the features of this beautiful back yard.

 Whether your thing is art, pilates, or meditation, the converted garage serves as the perfect little studio.

Whether your thing is art, pilates, or meditation, the converted garage serves as the perfect little studio.

 Two of the home’s three bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The bedroom that faces the front yard works beautifully as an office.

Two of the home’s three bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. The bedroom that faces the front yard works beautifully as an office.

 Central HVAC and security system round out this hideaway. And when you’re ready to enjoy the neighborhood, it’s just a few steps away to the heart of Rose Ave and a short walk to the eclectic buzz of Abbot-Kinney and Main Street

Central HVAC and security system round out this hideaway. And when you’re ready to enjoy the neighborhood, it’s just a few steps away to the heart of Rose Ave and a short walk to the eclectic buzz of Abbot-Kinney and Main Street

209 Rennie Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Listing Price: $1,849,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1,616
Lot Size: 4,134 sf
Price Per SF: $1144.18
Year Built: 1926
Air: Central
Floor: Hardwood
Parking: Detached
Views: None
Fireplace: Living Room, Patio, Wood Burning
MLS #: 15-911329

Listing Courtesy Of: Peter Lorimer of PLG Estates.

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

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