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Curbed LA PriceChopper: Live/Work, Yeah!

Values are up. Values are down. Inventory up. Inventory down. We're not sure what's going on. But we do know that these live/work homes offer the shortest commutes anywhere in Los Angeles. So it's sad to see they're suffering the pricechop.

1) What/Where: 1 bed/1.5 baths on Venice Blvd (above)
Pricechopped: Dos.
Price Reduced: 02/28/07 -- $975,000 to $945,000
Price Reduced: 03/15/07 -- $945,000 to $899,000
Days on Market: 78
The Skinny: Live/work, and more? You do say. High ceilings and bamboo floors. We always wanted bamboo floors. It's like living in the jungle. For the trendy trendsetters who live, work and do more, this house works.
· 13263 VENICE BLVD, Palms - Mar Vista, CA 90066 [ZipRealty]

2) What/Where: 2 bed/1 bath with shelves in Venice
Pricechopped: Once after 16 short nerve-wracking days
Price Reduced: 03/16/07 -- $1,249,000 to $1,179,000
Days on the Market: 16
The Skinny: Live/work with a detached architectural studio for the detached architect. More bamboo floors and shelves, shelves, shelves. In fact the listing has four pics of the same shelf unit featuring a vinyl copy of David Bowie's Aladdin Sane album. No frontage pics though.
· 910 SUPERBA AVE, Venice, CA 90291 [ZipRealty]

3) What/Where: 1 bed/2.5 bath with roof deck in Venice
Pricechopped: Down twice.
Price Reduced: 02/06/07 -- $1,825,000 to $1,750,000
Price Reduced: 03/23/07 -- $1,750,000 to $1,725,000
Days on the Market: 174
The Skinny: Artist in residence? Sounds good to us. The home is very spacious and industrial with concrete everywhere you look. Perfect for laying down bamboo floors. Industrial roll up doors for that extra added touch of faux bohemia.
· 517 VICTORIA AVE, Venice, CA 90291 [ZipRealty]