A Look at the Petersen Automotive Museum

Situated at one end of the Miracle Mile, The Petersen Automotive Museum has been preserving the history and cultural impact of cars in Los Angeles since 1994. Founded by magazine publisher Robert E. Petersen and his wife Margie, the philanthropic couple sought out a windowless space to house a collection of priceless vehicles. The museum… Keep reading

Vintage Long Beach: Where a Bixby hung his shingle

By Lauren Beale The rich architecture of the Bixby Ranch House in Long Beach is evident just walking up the gated pathway to the column-flanked leaded-glass front door. The home was built in 1890 — a year of experimentation and discovery — the same year the jukebox was invented. Soon to follow were electric kettles,… Keep reading

photo by Jim Riche

‘Mod Mirage’ :: Exploring the Architectural Legacy of Rancho Mirage

Long heralded as the quintessential destination for midcentury-modern architecture, the city of Palm Springs boasts homes built by star architects such as Richard Neutra, John Lautner, Albert Frey, and William F. Cody. But a few miles east lies the city of Rancho Mirage, another architectural destination ready to step out of the shadow cast by… Keep reading

Stately Renaissance Revival in Windsor Village seeks $1.8M

By Elijah Chiland With an impressive Renaissance Revival exterior, this Windsor Village home cuts a striking figure from the curb. Inside, after a thorough remodel, it looks quite comfortable. The house was built in 1923, when development was booming in the freshly subdivided neighborhood. It last sold in 2006 (for $850,000), and since then, it’s received a… Keep reading

What Is Mid-Century Modern, Anyway?

By Lydia Geisel It’s an undeniable fact that “mid-century modern” has become an essential part of our everyday design vocabulary. But what would you do if an acquaintance at a cocktail party asked you for a minute-something description of the style? Could you do it? Despite our obvious and enduring obsession, the term “mid-century modern” (first… Keep reading

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