So close to the ocean you could skip stones from it, this sweet Swiss chalet bungalow was built by Venice founder Abbot Kinney for his son Thornton in 1906. A century later, the cottage received a thorough renovation and a new wing, courtesy of Venice architect Michael Hricak.
Now measuring approximately 2,800 square feet, the two-story home has four bedrooms and three baths. Features include oak floors, built-in seating and shelving, beveled glass windows, blindingly white walls, Carrara marble countertops, and high-end appliances.
Sliding glass doors lead to a backyard patio with built-in barbecue and fire pit. There’s also a rooftop deck offering picturesque palm tree-studded seaside views, a three-car garage, and space for up to four other vehicles. Last sold for $2.8 million in 2014, it’s now asking $2.985 million.