Sunday, January 13, 2013

#251: Venice Mosaic Tile House

The Mosaic Tile House in Venice is a house built on a foundation of love. Artists Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran transformed the house, covering the inside and outside with beautiful mosaic tile. The house also contains their artist studios and their own homage to the Watts Towers (#75).  

the side of the house

Unlike the mosaic house in Santa Monica (#235), this one is open regularly for tours. To schedule one, just call Cheri on the number listed on their website. When I called, Cheri was very flexible with what time I could come in, and we set up a private tour that same day. The tour lasts an hour and is $10 a person. 

A tiled fortune cookie in their front yard

one of the fortunes

the kitchen

In addition to tile, there is another form of art on display: paintings.  The love that Cheri and Gonzalo share emanates through these paintings and tells the tale of how they met and the journey of their relationship.

Cheri's painting of her and Gonzalo

We had a really great experience at the Venice Tile House. Our little girl loved the house as well, and even enjoyed a good tummy time session on their tiled kitchen table. Cheri is a warm and inviting host, and really makes you feel at home. Follow the tiled rainbow to this pot of gold!

a bathtub full of veggies and herbs in their front yard

bottles coming out of a water faucet

the front porch

Cheri's amazing portraits of Gonzalo

Have you been to the Venice Mosaic House? What did you think of it? Leave me a comment below!


  1. What an amazing post! This is unbelievable! Oh my!

  2. great! can't wait to visit!

  3. Off to La later in the year. Being a fan of Art I have bookmarked and will visit.

    Thanks for the post.

  4. Cool! You will have a great time here!

  5. An enduring art work whose beautiful colours must delight the sun itself when it shines upon it!

  6. Hi Thomas, I'm not sure... That's a question they could answer on the tour, I'd bet.

  7. Just searching for ideas for my mom's birthday this weekend and so glad I came across this.
    I have a ton of tiles in the garage that would make for an excellent project.
    I'm thinking a bit of a twist though and making a mosaic jewelery box. Thanks for the great idea!