Vintage SoCal: Far from the dusty trail in Lafayette Square

By Lauren Beale Long before nicknames such as the “Entertainment Capital of the World” or “La-La Land” caught on, Los Angeles was known as the “Queen of the Cow Counties” for its herds and role in keeping Gold Rush-era miners in beef jerky. Fast-forward to the next century, and wealthy cattlemen were among the movers… Keep reading

A Japanese-Inspired Charles Wong Post-and-Beam Home Hits the Market at $1.1M

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo This beautiful midcentury also happens to be the childhood home of Issa Rae. Designed by residential architect Charles Wong in 1962, the post-and-beam Yuen Residence is an example of the burgeoning postwar influx of Japanese-inspired design in Southern California. The home’s elegant, minimalist interiors blend a distinctive Japanese aesthetic with classic… Keep reading

Explore Gardens in the Foothill Communities of the San Gabriel Valley

Calling all landscape design enthusiasts! The 2019 Art of the Garden tour hosted by Creative Arts Group offers a unique opportunity to visit five stunning private gardens located in the foothill communities of Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre and San Marino. The tour includes gardens in a variety of different styles. Visitors may draw inspiration from… Keep reading

Renovated midcentury with A-frame canopy asks $1.7M in La Cañada-Flintridge

By Elijah Chiland With a large A-frame canopy and a sloping, asymmetrical roofline, this modern-style residence in La Cañada-Flintridge possesses a distinctly midcentury personality. Per the listing, the house was built in 1960 for big band leader and record store owner Val Grayson. Its outgoing design is the work of prolific Southern California homebuilder Webster Wiley, who constructed many of… Keep reading

Here’s what $700K buys around LA

By Elijah Chiland Here’s a Spanish-style home sitting on a grassy 5,993-square-foot lot in easygoing Altadena. The house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, spread across 1,391 square feet of floor space. Inside are wood floors, French doors, and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Behind the house is a large back deck and… Keep reading

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