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The listing for this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath on the Venice Canals shows a steady series of pricechops throughout the first half of this year (starting at $1.499 million) until it sold in June for $1.2 million. Then it seems the property went through a remodel. According to city permits, the owners remodeled the kitchen and bathroom, upgraded the electrical and plumbing, removed the existing siding and installed new stucco, and enclosed the entryway. And then presto - it's back on the market! The house features an open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, a wraparound deck and fire pit. Now it's listed at $1.989 million, or $974 per square foot. Comps on the canals are currently closer to $728 per square foot. Listing is here.