This contemporary twist on a Craftsman classic is an illuminating exercise in old-meets-new design. The original 1915 bungalow and a modern addition were fashioned to follow the movement of the sun, naturally lighting the interiors throughout the day. Bursts of citron-green color and tapering white wood slats give the exterior a sunny disposition.

Location: 2473 Walnut Ave., Venice, 90291

Asking price: $1.825 million

Year built: 1915

Architect: Yan Krymsky (renovation/addition)

Landscape architect: Bent Grass

House size: 1,652 square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms

Lot size: 5,849 square feet

Venice Home

Features: Original windows and hardware; hardwood floors; formal living and dining rooms; remodeled kitchen with custom cabinetry; master bedroom with wood-beamed ceilings; front courtyard; outdoor lounge with fire pit; edible garden and producing fruit trees

About the area: In January, 10 single-family homes sold in the 90291 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.294 million, according to CoreLogic. That was a 69.9% decrease in median price from January 2015.

Agents: Tami Pardee and John Owens, Pardee Properties, (310) 907-6517