10227 Chrysanthemum Lane In Bel Air

10227 Chrysanthemum Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90077

3 BR, 3 BA

Built by architect John Reed, AIA, in 1957, the Zolotow House is located on a quite lane off Beverly Glen in Bel Air.

The 2,629 square foot post and beam features walls of glass that open to a spacious deck with treetop and canyon views from the front of the house and hillside views from the back.

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Structures & Style: Fashion Blueprints In West Hollywood

LA fashion gets a bad rap. It’s pointed to for flip flops at business meetings and dudes in bedazzled Ed Hardy. But dig a little deeper and you’ll find that the anti-fashion stereotype is only partly true. There’s certainly a fair share of Christian Audigier and teacup Pomeranians rolling around in designer purses, but there’s also incredible fashion and gorgeous architecture around every corner. It is the intersection of fashion and architecture that West Hollywood’s Structures & Style: Fashion Blueprints is exploring and celebrating this Saturday, August 27th.

Beginning at 11am, there will be a guided walking and shuttle tour. Participants will explore the latest architecture, design, and fashion concepts at some of the top boutiques in West Hollywood, including 3.1 Phillip Lim, H.L.N.R., Alberta Ferretti, Roseark and Church Boutique. The event will close with a reception catered by Craig’s at the new West Hollywood Library. You’ll drink and dine while viewing the murals created by Shepard Fairey, Retna and Kenny Scharf. Most importantly, all proceeds go to the WEHO Community Housing Corporation, which raises money to build affordable housing for low-income families.

Tickets for the Structures & Style: Fashion Blueprints are $185, but for Take Sunset readers, there’s a special insider rate of $110! Go here to purchase your discount tickets directly through PayPal. And for more information, a detailed schedule and map, go here.

Structures & Style: Fashion Blueprints
The New West Hollywood Library
625 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069

August 27, 2011 from 11am – 3pm

1973 Redesdale Avenue In Silver Lake

1973 Redesdale Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

3 BR, 3 BA

The Jenkyns House, 1960, designed by architect Josef Van der Kar, AIA, lifts from street level with a slanted roofline, creating a dramatic soaring effect, similar to Van der Kar’s iconic Wohlstetter House.

The 1,840 square foot home features walls of glass and expansive decks on two levels, capturing sweeping views of the Silver Lake Reservoir. The interior offers classic mid-century design with exposed post and beam ceilings, brick fireplaces, and floating staircases.

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3705 Alzada Road In Altadena

3705 Alzada Road
Altadena, CA 91001

3 BR, 3 BA

Originally built in 1949 by architect Robert F. Gordon, and later updated by Tim Andersen (1975) and Fung and Blatt (2004), this residence melds modern living in a spectacular park-like setting.

Located down a private drive in Altadena, this 1,844 square foot modernist masterpiece has continued to evolved, while keeping Gordon’s early vision of integrating the building’s structure with the natural site. Tim Andersen added the new entry and living space, expanding the home’s entertaining possibilities.

And later, Fung and Blatt converted the now poolside horse stables into an ideal contemporary writers retreat, or guest bedroom and bath, winning A.I.A. Award recognition.

See more photos of this amazing residence after the break!

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3021 Castle Street In Silver Lake

3021 Castle Street
Los Angeles, CA 90039

2 BR, 2 BA

This bright and inviting traditional Silver Lake home offers 1,179 square feet of interior space, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, and great outdoor space–all in a top-notch Silver Lake location for a good price.

The house was built in 1939 and has been updated with a mid-century feel that blends with its original character detail. The living room features a wood burning fireplace and leads to the dining room…

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1920s “Fantasy Bungalow” In Atwater Village

3636 Brunswick Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90039

2 BR, 1 BA

Built in Atwater Village in 1928, this home is one of a handful of “fantasy bungalows” built along Brunswick in the 1920s. The homes have exotic designs, brightly colored turrets, cupolas and arched entryways–influenced by Hollywood’s silent film sets of the time. According to the Los Angeles Conservancy, this home is part of “the most architecturally distinct parts of Atwater, and Los Angeles, overall.” Early developers built these fantasy bungalows in rows of lots, with all the homes around 1,100 square feet with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, floor or wall furnaces, and an icebox for ice delivery.

3636 Brunswick is one of three similar homes in a row. Currently, the residence’s dramatic Egyptian revival exterior is covered by foliage, as you can see on Google Street View. The above photo from Los Angeles Conservancy gives you an idea of how the trio of homes would have looked back in the 1920s. (3636 Brunswick is the white home on the far left.)

Check out interior photos, after the break!

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201 S Larchmont Boulevard In Larchmont Village

201 South Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004

2 BR, 2.5 BA

This uniquely crafted home in the desirable Larchmont Village neighborhood is ideal for lovers of Old Hollywood history–or lovers of cedar! The 1,896 square foot home is constructed primarily of cedar both inside and out. It was originally designed by and built for Adriana Caselotti and her husband in 1976. Adriana is best known for her role as the voice of Snow White in the 1937 Walt Disney classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

The residence’s architectural features include a cross-gable roof, clerestory windows, soaring 18′ vaulted ceilings, flared eaves, exposed rafter tails, and an outdoor space reminiscent of a Japanese Tea Garden Pavilion.

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3456 Ben Lomond Place In Los Feliz

3456 Ben Lomond Place
Los Angeles, CA 90027

3 BR, 2.5 BA

This Spanish revival style home was built in 1930 and is located in one of Los Feliz’s most sought-after neighborhoods. The 2,866 square foot, 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath residence features an impressive magnesite entry hall with a grand staircase that opens to spacious sunken living room with barrel ceiling, fireplace, original casement windows and views.

There is authentic detailing throughout, including original hand-stenciled doors, wrought iron railings, quarter sawn oak floors, vintage hardware and lighting fixtures, maid’s staircase and much more!

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SUPER iam8bit In Echo Park

SUPER iam8bit opened last Thursday at the recently renovated iam8bit headquarters in Echo Park. Over 100 artists have reimagined their 80′s gaming fantasies through paintings, sculpture and other interactive media.

The inaugural iam8bit show in 2005, was one of the most popular group art exhibition in Los Angeles. It won accolades from dozens of publications, like LA Weekly’s “Best Art Show” and received media attention from CNN, MSNBC, Playboy, G4 and MTV. The book “iam8bit: Art Inspired by Classic Video Games of the ’80s” highlighted key pieces from the original show and became one of the best-selling video game-themed books of all time.

This year’s show is bigger and bolder than before, and is housed in a 4,500 square foot event space–nearly 5 times the size of the original show. It also includes a new book documenting this year’s event, “SUPER iam8bit: More Art Inspired By Classic Video Games of the ’80s”. Other highlights include: a special tribute to Galaga’s 30th anniversary featuring the world’s largest “arcade cabinet”; the transformation of the entire gallery into an 80′s gaming wonderland by designer decal collective BLIK; an interactive, “retro-fied” Kinect hack from Double Fine super-artist Drew Skillman; and much, much more!

The show runs until September 10, 2011, so check it out. For updates, follow them on twitter @iam8bitshow.

SUPER iam8bit
2147 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Gallery Hours:? Thursday 1-8pm, Friday 1-9pm, ?Saturday 12-9pm, ?Sunday 12-6pm

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Painted Bird In Silver Lake

I love it when new stores open in the neighborhood, especially places where I can shop without maxing out my credit card! Back in April, Husband and wife team Nate Archer and Sunny Walker open Painted Bird in Silver Lake, just a few blocks from Sunset Junction. This is the shop’s second location. The original Painted Bird in San Francisco has been around since 2005.

Painted Bird carries a mix of vintage fashions for men and women, including layering basics, printed sundresses, denim, knits, silk pieces, handbags and jewelry. There are also new pieces from brands like Them Jeans and Alternative Apparel. Everything in the shop is marked at an affordable level, with most price tags under $80.

You can also find Painted Bird’s own line of handmade shoes, including oxfords, lace ups, buckle boots and sandals, all priced under $90! They sell out quickly when in stock, but they’re definitely worth checking out. Plus, you can buy, sell or trade your unwanted clothes for 35% in cash or 55% in trade for new (to you) merchandise. With all the affordability, Painted Bird doesn’t have that disorganized everything must go! Urban Outfitters sale section vibe. Rather, it feels like the ultra-cool closet of a vintage shopping pro. And lucky us–we get to raid it.

Painted Bird
4208 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90029

Open 7 days a week, 12pm – 7pm
(323) 522-3368