Venice beach quirky mosaic art


I love to see quirky places and it is true that Venice beach in Los Angeles has its share of colorful and eclectic attractions where it seems like anything over the top is the new normal. Consider this adorable couple who built their dream home all in mosaics – it was a passion done through their lifetime, both creating their stamp of living in this wonderful and quiet neighborhood. I visited the home of Cheri Pann and her husband Gonzalo Duran when I was touring Venice, and it was apparent how their affection and labor of love in creating this magical space was something I definitely had to see in person while exploring Venice.


Check out this amazing Venice Beach mosaic home and garden
Video credit – Best L.A.


Here’s a tour of their home and garden

Not only is their love story inspiring but Cheri and Gonzalo made this home together completely on a whim and they have continuously been create art and mosaic is almost every square inch of their home, inside and outside including the outdoor gardens and that’s about the size of a 6,000 square foot lot in total. Initially Cheri made tiles from scratch that Gonzalo broke up and placed in the exteriors and then the garden and before you know it, the entire house was covered.



Venice beach quirky mosaic art




Kitchen details at Venice Beach mosaic home


Kitchen details in this Venice Beach mosaic home

Venice Beach mosaic home and kitchen

Studio gallery


Venice Beach studio space in the mosaic home


Gonzalo shows off a kinetic sculpture piece


Venice Beach kinetic sculpture



Outdoor mosaic garden

I particularly loved the exterior spaces and gardens the best – it was filled with ornate seating areas, cave like spaces and huge objects like a spoon door and a giant fortune cookie – everywhere you turned there seems to be a lot of art and objects to look at in this fascinating place.



Venice beach quirky mosaic art

Whimsical bench and art pieces



Venice Beach a whimsical bench

Venice Beach a whimsical bench



Venice Beach a giant fortune cookie mosaic

Who doesn’t love a giant fortune cookie?


Venice Beach ,mosaic home - spoon door





Venice Beach ,mosaic home garden area




Venice Beach mosaic home garden


Visiting the Mosaic home at Venice

Fortunately Cheri and Gonzalo offers personal group tours of their home to the public and enjoy their colorful garden and quirky home.

Hours – Saturdays only from 1 -4 pm

Entry – $15 per person,  $10 age 7 – 12

You can check for more details about booking a tour on their site here for more information.


Venice Beach mosaic fence



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A cool mosaic home in Venice Beach



Staying in Venice Beach

There really is a lot to do in Venice and the surrounding area and what a better way to do this then to stay a night or two and enjoy the surroundings. Here are some very cool places to stay in the area.


Venice Beach Suites and Hotel – located on the boardwalk, this hotel

is perfectly located, has a rooftop deck, with spacious and comfortable rooms.

Hotel Erwin – A repurposed hotel in a great location at the Boardwalk area with cool and funky modern rooms and amenities.

The Kinney – a cool hotel with a retro vibe, colorful rooms, lobby in a great location close to Abbot Kinney. Friendly staff and fun hotel to stay in Venice.

For more reviews of hotels in the area, check this site for updated prices and availability.


For more posts about places to visit nearby, check the following:

Exploring Laguna Beach

Visiting San Juan Capistrano Mission

Things to do in La Jolla

Weekend getaway to Escondido

Exploring Balboa Park in San Diego

Top 40 things to do in San Diego

A visit to Queen Califia’s Magical Garden


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