Vintage SoCal: An Early Bloomer in Pasadena’s Poppy Peak District

By Lauren Beale Tucked into the hills of southwest Pasadena is the 45-home Poppy Peak neighborhood, named for its highest point and the flowers that grew wild there. The land was purchased in 1924 by developer William Carr, who mapped out the residential lots and built his own home. The Roaring ‘20s were well underway,… Keep reading

Paula Malcomson lists longtime Mount Washington home for sale

By Neal J. Leitereg Actress Paula Malcomson, known for her television roles on “Deadwood” and “Ray Donovan,” has listed her longtime home in the historic Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles for sale at $1.099 million. The updated Mid-Century residence, which dates to 1958, was Malcomson’s first foray into L.A.’s housing market but has been… Keep reading

Home of the Week: Inward-outward in South Pasadena

By Neal J. Leitereg Unassuming from the street, this Mid-Century Modern home leaves little to the imagination inside with an atrium entry and two glass-walled wings that look onto a large outdoor deck. Recently renovated, the post-and-beam residence is one of only 32 homes designed by architect James Allen Walter. Location: 2050 La Fremontia St., South… Keep reading

Home of the Week: Swiss Chalet Craftsman holds fast to its roots in Riverside

By Neal J. Leitereg This Swiss Chalet-style Craftsman in Riverside’s Mount Rubidoux Historic District was built in 1909 for Harwood Hall, the first director of the Sherman Indian Institute, an off-reservation boarding school for Native Americans that later became Sherman Indian High School. Past the covered front porch, the restored landmark shows off the natural… Keep reading

Lourdes Hernández lists hip Mediterranean home in Los Feliz

By Neal J. Leitereg Indie-folk singer and artist Lourdes Hernández has put her Mediterranean-style home in Los Feliz up for sale at $1.885 million. Found down the street from the infamous LaBianca house, the 1925-built residence has been extensively updated by the artist during her two years of ownership. Among details of note are white-painted… Keep reading

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