Spanish-Deco stunner asking $2.8M in Miracle Mile

By Pauline O’Connor A contributor to the Miracle Mile North historic district, this tile-roofed beauty at 139 South Alta Vista Boulevard was built in 1931, and has aged quite gracefully. Measuring 3,193 square feet, the two-story Spanish Colonial Revival makes a strong first impression, with a wrought-iron gate and covered arcade leading to its coffered-wood front… Keep reading

Cypress Park’s historic Huron Substation up for sale

By Pauline O’Connor Popping up on the market this week is Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument No. 404, the Huron Substation. Designed circa 1908 by Edward S. Cobb, engineer of Angels Flight funicular railway, the station was built for the purpose of converting electricity needed to power trolleys for the Yellow Car railway system. Sold by the… Keep reading

6 beautiful homes by notable architects

Los Angeles. Modernist Craig Ellwood completed the Courtyard Apartments, four interlocking residences, for television host Roy Maypole in 1953. Designed as a case study and constructed from steel, glass, and brick, the complex drew international praise. It has been restored and reconfigured as three two-bedroom apartments, each with private patio, fireplace, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and… Keep reading

Rent Rodney Walker’s Case Study House For $20k

High on a bluff in Pacific Palisades is a narrow, hedged lane off of Chautauqua Boulevard that contains some of the most radical and important 20th Century residential architecture in the country– a cluster of Case Study House projects, instigated in the late ’40s by Art + Architecture Magazine’s John Entenza and designed by Richard Neutra,… Keep reading

1920s Carriage House in Koreatown’s Miramonte Terrace Asking $595K

By Pauline O’Connor One of the city’s earliest co-op buildings, Koreatown’s elegant Miramonte Terrace was built in 1922 for a collective of 18 families who pooled their resources to fund its construction. Along with the three-story main building, the gated complex at 3400 San Marino Street contains a detached carriage house (originally the caretaker’s lodge), which… Keep reading

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