Pasadena’s Podley Properties Bought by deasy/penner

By Brian Day with David Cross The local real estate industry is undergoing a remodel with the purchase of Pasadena-based Podley Properties by another local firm, deasy/penner. Podley Properties owner and founder Bill Podley said while he’s enjoyed building his company, the time has come to hand over the reins. “I’m in a point in… Keep reading

An Architectural View of The Hobbit’s House

Located in the heart of Culver City, the Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence Apartments, more playfully known as Hobbit’s House, is a fanciful site nestled between studio lots and busy thoroughfares. Built as a labor of love by former Disney Studios artist, Lawrence Joseph between 1946 and 1970; Hobbit’s House looks as if torn from… Keep reading

Cheerful Craftsman bungalow asking $879K in Echo Park

By Pauline O’Connor This apple-green Craftsman cottage in the hills of Echo Park may be over a century old, but it looks to have plenty of life left in it yet. Along with such original character details as hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, wainscoting, and glass doors, the light and bright two-bedroom, one-bath bungalow features an enclosed sun… Keep reading

Bright, modern Highland Park house seeks $859K

By Bianca Barragan Atop a steep street off Figueroa in Highland Park, this house, built in 1950, is in a prime location for views of neighboring hillsides. Two patios offer great vantage points for taking in those vistas. Inside, the house has been totally updated, with only a few elements here and there hinting at its… Keep reading

Bohemian compound on over an acre in Topanga asks $2.15M

By Elijah Chiland If you’re craving that bohemian lifestyle—and you have a couple million dollars to spend—look no farther than this rustic compound, sitting on one and a half acres in Topanga. The property has multiple structures, including a main house with hardwood floors and a freestanding fireplace. Featuring vaulted ceilings and a lofted space above… Keep reading

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