This will be a fun and free event, tomorrow night (6/30) starting at 6PM. It’s part of the LA Design Festival, and if you haven’t been to Chinatown lately you should check it out. Galleries, design shops, creative work and performances spaces, all around an open plaza with glowing lanterns and a warm, welcoming vibe. For a low-key dinner, try Via Cafe (same owners as Blossom in Silverlake). Here’s info on the event, hope see you there.
List Price $1,299,900
4BDs/4BAs in 2,998 sq. ft./lot size 26,842 sq. ft.
I previewed homes in Pasadena’s San Rafael Hills today. Love this neighborhood, it feels above it all but is really so central to everything. A great bridge between LA and Pas.
A wall of glass, amazing. Did you know that there are lakes in the San Rafael Hills? We’re not talking water skiing, but from this house on Romney Dr. there’s a clear view of beautiful Johnston Lake.
Also has a pretty cool chef’s kitchen…
Chef Jay Mendoza, formerly the pastry chef at Churchill and Ortolan, is running the kitchen of Silver Lake’s new Lago D’Argento and doing a great job. He invented Lago’s signature pizza dough, which is made of a secret combination of much more than just flour and water. That’s why the pizzas here are just as delicious as those costing three times as much at Mozza. What makes Lago such a gem is the quality of food for the price – 13 varieties of Neopolitan-style pizza start at $9. This latest endeavor from the owner of Barbarella also features small plates and Lamill coffee (without the lines), all in a modern/rustic space totally befitting the neighborhood.
2611 Hyperion Ave.
Listing Courtesy of Divine Dish
List Price $1,349,000
4BDs/3BAs in 2,515 sq. ft./lot size 4,958 sq. ft.
High-end flipping is back! This sophisticated renovation of a tired number right on Silver Lake Drive has been reconfigured, re-imagined and beautifully restored.
I like the open layout– it is happy and bright with high coved ceilings in both living and dining rooms, and oak hardwood floors throughout. Everything feels fresh and new, yet the ’20s charm remains.
The animals at the South Los Angeles Animal Care Center, which opens next month, are going to live in high style–they’ll have retractable roofs on their outdoor kennels, plant screens so they only see greenery and not each other, and radiant heating and overhead misters in the kennel runs. It’s all the work of architect Rania Alomar (who previously worked on Staples Center with NBBJ), reports the LA Times. She was asked to “create a temporary home for animals that increases their comfort, and by virtue of the shelter’s design, makes people want to adopt a pet,” and she came back with a building that mimics the layout of a retail center: “The architect thought of shoppers at a mall who allow themselves to be sidetracked by small boutiques on their way to a large department store, so at the shelter she created a series of displays with the hope of enticing them to consider ‘alternative’ pets such as reptiles or bunnies or older dogs rather than, say, puppies, which are often the first to be adopted.” The hope is that the architectural experience increases adoptions (and cuts down on euthanasia).
Courtesy of Curbed LA
Calendar it! Whether you’re building your dream home or simply sprucing up your space, this interactive expo showcases the latest in modern design concepts and products for every area of the home. Three days of lectures, demos, home tours, and design-y eye candy galore make this an un-missable event for LA’s home-obsessed.
Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St.
www.dod.dwell.com for more info
Tip Courtesy of Angeleno
1428 Mount Pleasant Street
List Price $379,000
3BR/2BA in 1417 sq. ft./6005 sq. ft. lot
I think this home will sell quickly with its prime North of York Blvd. location near all of your favorite hangouts like Highland Café, The York, Cafe de Leche and Ba. One block from Eagle Rock, it has an above-average 1400+ square feet of living space, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a usable basement, two detached bonus spaces, mature landscaping and a large flat yard.
Sunset Junction Coffee Shop
3916 W. Sunset Blvd.
It still looks just like K2, both inside and out, but this month Sunset Junction Coffee Shop moved into the space that was previously designed to resemble a retro American diner. K2 abruptly shuttered late last year, and the space remained masked by plywood until recently. Jenna Turner, co-owner of the updated Chango Coffee in Echo Park and Susina Bakery & Cafe on Beverly Boulevard, is behind SJCS and the eatery currently serves breakfast and lunch (egg plates, sandwiches, salads, pastries) from 7AM to 3PM. Dinner is planned for the future.
Tip and Photo Courtesy of Eater LA
621 Alpine St.
List Price 1,399,950
4BDs, 2BAs in 2742 sq. ft./lot size 5488 sq. ft.
Saw this stately Craftsman yesterday and think it is the perfect Pasadena house– beautiful architecture and a storybook street close to shops on South Lake and brunch at the Langham Hotel!
Classic details include hardwood floors, built-ins, and this beautifully paneled dining room. So many Craftsman homes have rather dark interiors, but I love how this one is light and bright.
Built in 1914, the home has been updated with central heat and air and a professionally landscaped yard that’s a great size for parties and play.