DJ Moby talked recently about his pursuit of the hidden and the strange in LA architecture. He tells tumblr bloggers that a homeowner in Hancock Park called him out as paparazzi and tells 1883 Magazine about Hollywood’s mysterious Villa Carlotta, dropping this gem: “LA people love buildings and they always have stories about them, and no one’s ever too concerned about whether the stories are actually historically accurate. As long as they’re intDJeresting.” He talks to both outlets about the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ennis House, which he says looks like it was built by “Incan space aliens 4,000 years ago.”
Archive for May, 2012
This pristine Spanish Colonial is located inside the gated & prestigious Laughlin Park in Los Feliz. This Ralph Chandler Residence is a designated Historic-Cultural Monument. Built circa 1921 by Henry F. Withey, Architect and 1931 Addition, Carleton M. Winslow, Architect. Impressive LAUGHLIN PARK GATED ENTRANCE.
A Spanish Colonial Revival 5 Bedrooms and 7 Baths, it is a true entertainer’s delight with surround-sound living room which boldly opens to prominent Swimmer’s pool, terraced dining, loggia and open Spa-style private patio.
Completing the first floor is a newer upgraded kitchen, Original Butler’s pantry, Formal Dining Room, Office with private bath, Library with fireplace and small sitting room.
On a separate wing; private bedroom and bath for guests, in-laws or teens, overlooking the gardens and pool. Read more
Spectacular 1927 Spanish Colonial Revival estate designed by legendary architect Paul Williams.Huge living room with tall ceilings, oversized windows, impressive entry, and a wing of gallery space leading to the dramatic dining room.
Rear loggia, perfect for entertaining, plus expansive front terraces. Master suite has hilltop views, including the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. Two other lovely bedrooms with a duel bathroom, plus a sunroom/additional bedroom. Bonus room/media room opens to glamorous pool and charming gardens. Cul de sac property backing onto Laughlin Park. Read more
Redone with love and artistic simplicity over the last 5 years by the owners, both artists, this wonderful 1937 New England country-style 3 bedroom, 2 bath 2-story home has been lovingly restored with new toe moldings and baseboards throughout, exterior shutters, recessed lighting, new light fixtures, including wall sconces and chandeliers, interior plantation shutters, and updated baths.
Barnsdall Art Park
Los Angeles, CA
May 6, 2012 from 1-5PM
Taste of the Eastside is a food+drink festival that showcases the evolving and diverse food scene of the eastside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond.
Taste of the Eastside is entirely organized and staffed by volunteers and all proceeds from the event go to support local non-profits.
Taste of the Eastside is in its second year and will again be held at Barnsdall Art Park in Los Feliz. The event will take place on May 6th, 2012 from 1-5 (VIP entrance at 12 noon).
Taste of the Eastside invites over 30 restaurants from the evolving and diverse food scene of the eastside neighborhoods of Silver Lake, Echo Park, Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Los Feliz, Atwater and beyond. Each restaurant or chef showcases a signature dish or creates something unique just for the event.
This year’s restaurants include:
…and more to come!
Taste of the Eastside is a rain or shine event! Tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable.
For more information visit: http://www.tasteoftheeastside.com
Villa Roselyn, so appropriately named for this very special 1927 Spanish Revival home with all of its intricate original detailing, is nestled in the Silver Lake hills and boasts a perfectly peaceful setting and unimaginable privacy.
An opulent garden (both front and rear) is filled with over 45 different types of roses, featuring rare heirlooms and teas, as well as numerous other flowers, ferns, and tropical plants. They lovingly line the stone steps that lead to a very ornate wrought-iron gate. More lushly green-filled areas, reminiscent of a European landscape, are filled with the wonderful scent from all the flowers and the trickling sound of a stone waterfall.
The original owner, Mr. E. G. Studley, was the chief architect/engineer for the water/sewer system of Los Angeles. The builder, Frederick Wing of Glendale, did his job to perfection. Beautiful hardwood pegged floors, original wall sconces, a step-down vaulted living room with a stunning arched picture window to the rear garden and terrace create the 1920s ambiance to perfection in this 3 bedroom, 2 bath home.