Lovely 1920s Spanish-style duplex in Leimert Park asking $939K

By Pauline O’Connor New on the market in Leimert Park is a well-preserved Spanish-style duplex that’s been around since 1928. The turreted building was one of a number of duplexes built in the neighborhood by local contractor Leo B. Elliott, and according to city records, shortly after its completion, the LA County Assessor determined its… Keep reading

6 Open Houses to Check Out Around LA this Weekend

By Pauline O’Connor Where: 206 South Greenwood Avenue, Pasadena 91107 When: Saturday Feb 8 and Sunday Feb 9, 2 to 4 p.m. Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,282 square feet Selling points: An excellent starter-home candidate, this 1908 Craftsman bungalow a little east of Pasadena City College offers a welcoming front sitting porch with stone pillars and a swing, hardwood floors,… Keep reading

Dazzling mid-century in Pasadena’s Poppy Peak district asks $2.1M

By Elijah Chiland Tucked into a tree-filled lot on architecture-rich Poppy Peak Drive, this Pasadena home was designed in 1957 by prolific architectural firm Buff, Straub, and Hensman. It’s a prime example of the firm’s modernist style, with a simple post-and-beam structure that frames spacious and open interiors. A downstairs living room flows into a dining area and… Keep reading

6 unique modern homes

By Loren Talbot Santa Monica, California. This sculptural steel, glass, and concrete home was built in 2008. The four-bedroom house features exposed metal beams, glass doors framed in mahogany, walnut floors, and Venetian plaster walls; a steel-framed glass bridge connects the front and back. The Santa Monica Canyon lot includes native landscaping and a pool bordered by tall… Keep reading

6 open houses to check out around LA this weekend

By Pauline O’Connor Where: 2550 Aberdeen Avenue, LA 90027 When: 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, January 26 Specs: 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms; 6,436 square feet Selling points: Built in 1921 by architect Henry Mather Greene for car dealer/broadcasting tycoon Earle C. Anthony’s mother-in-law, this Los Feliz Spanish Colonial Revival has recently undergone a thorough modernization…. Keep reading

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