605-607 Westminster Avenue
The story of Westminster Place begins with a developer and his chauffeur. The developer was Abbot Kinney, the cigar magnate who was touting the community called Venice of America and his chauffeur, Irving Tabor, was a teenager from Louisiana who sought a new life in California. The unlikely duo struck a friendship with Tabor serving as Kinney’s driver and assistant.
In 1912, Tabor moved to the 600 block of Westminster Avenue and spent the next decade building a compound comprised of 8 homes for his family. A village within a village, the historic compound spans across a huge approximately 10,410 square foot double lot with approximately 5,300 square feet of floor area. Recently restored, the one-of-a-kind trophy property is located just steps away from the heart of Venice near Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Each of the bungalows have been updated to masterfully blend the original Venetian charm with contemporary fit and finishes. From the moment you enter the lushly landscaped property, your senses will delight. A perfect balance of rustic and modern, each room is flooded with natural light and earthy tones. Ceiling rafters salvaged from the 19020s Venice boat house, a courtyard with welcoming waterfall, and towering palm trees are just a few of the exquisite touches that add to the compound’s vibrancy.
A sophisticated combination of old and new, Westminster Place is an eclectic communal oasis where modern lifestyles meet historic ideas.