If you’re not careful, you could cruise right by Broome Street General Store in Silver Lake, but that would be a major mistake. This sweet little bungalow on Rowena (the former home of Freight and Zanzabelle) just opened at the beginning of the month and it’s drawing the neighborhood crowd to it’s 30-seat patio and store for a cup of coffee, treats, housewares, and more. It’s easily walkable from the Reservoir path and the surrounding neighborhood, making it the perfect spot to pick up a meal to-go or to unwind on the patio.
Owned by Peter Graham and Sophie Esteban, Broome Street General Store is a throwback to general stores of old, but offering the most sought after staples of modern day, like New York’s Gimme! Coffee, gourmet pantry items from Morris Kitchen, kitchenwares, sundries, and even furnishings, jewelry, and vintage finds.
Plus, there are prepared foods from Heirloom LA, Valerie Confections, and Cake Monkey, including salted caramel croissants, blueberry vanilla bean handpies, cheddar bacon scones, and lunch/dinner options like seared steak sandwiches, roasted veggie sandwiches, and roasted carrot salads, just to name a few. More food options are coming this summer, including Fried Chicken Fridays starting in July.
Gimme! Coffee is proving to be a major draw at Broome St. General Store. The New York-based company is known for their high-quality beans, artisan roasting, and dedication to sustainability. In NY, they have a half dozen shops, but Broome St. General Store is the only spot in California where you’ll find these beans. And from what we hear, New Yorkers marooned in LA are thrilled to finally find their beloved cup of Joe (and bag of beans) here on the West Coast.
1330 North Coronado Street
Los Angeles, CA 90026
3 BR, 2 BA
I am pleased to announce another of my new listings! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath California bungalow in Silver Lake has been beautifully remodeled by Native Homes LA.
Built in 1922, the 1,205 square foot residence has been skillfully updated with new finishes and systems, including new windows, hardwood floors, front and back decks, appliances, and newer system updates to electrical, plumbing, sewer line, roof, and foundation.
The floor plan of the living room, dining room, and kitchen were opened up to create a more modern and spacious feel.
Lots more photos after the break! And check out 1330 N Coronado in person at the Open House on Sunday, June 26th from 2 pm – 5 pm!
Pantone says the color of the year is Honeysuckle, but personally I’m feeling gold. Especially when paired with creamy white. It’s just so, well, rich looking. But proceed with caution because with metallics in general you can quickly cross into gaudyville. Just a touch gets the point across. But I like my touch to have a twist…
Midas Glassware Collection by Front
Etch Pendant by Tom Dixon
Glass Skull by Esque Studio
Mono-A gold-plated flatware designed by Peter Raacke in 1958
Yves Saint Laurent Arty Ovale Ring
What are some of your favorite gold accents?
5786 Valley Oak Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
4 BR, 3 BA
The main house was originally built in 1952 by Gregory Ain. It features signature Ain details like a bright open floor plan, clerestory windows, a sliding glass wall, and an indoor/outdoor flow.
Check out the steel beamed guesthouse, designed by Pierre Koenig, after the break!
2409 N Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BR, 3 BA
This new listing in Los Feliz was built in 1953 and has been nicely redone. It’s sited on a 9,790 square foot lot on a tree-lined street north of Los Feliz Boulevard.
The spacious 2,327 square foot home features an open floor plan, walnut floors throughout, central A/C, a stone fireplace in the living room, and floor to ceiling glass nano walls that open to the pool.
1830 N Sierra Bonita Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
6 BR, 8 BA
The Raymond Burr Estate, built in 1923, sits on just under 2 ½ acres of private park-like grounds above Hollywood Boulevard.
The Mediterranean estate is a unique listing to say the least! It’s definitely over the top and filled with a lot of … stuff. The 3-level home has 7,486 square feet of living space; a detached 1,211 square foot recording studio/office; and over 1,412 square feet of warehouse space. There is also a pool, great views, and extensive grounds.
As those of you who live in Silver Lake know, the section of W Silver Lake Dr to Rowena has been closed due to construction for like ever forcing everyone to take the windy backroads. But the city of LA is finally done doing whatever it is they were doing, and getting to Trader Joe’s is now less headachey. Although, once you’re there–bring some Advil. Driving that stretch of Rowena has alerted me to two brand new businesses: The Pilates Bodyshop (which is awesome!) and The Establishment Salon, which officially opens tomorrow, June 15th.
The Establishment is a full service Aveda salon and spa and it will be open for business seven days a week–practically unheard of in the industry where Monday is a mandatory day off. Establishment owners/husband and wife Carly Flynn and Howie Goldklang have owned Establishment’s flagship location in Milwaukee since 2004, and they’re fulfilling a long-term dream by moving back to Los Angeles–their “adventureland”. Howie was cool enough to answer some of Take Sunset’s questions, and he even provided a 20% off code just for Take Sunset readers, so don’t miss that at the end!
Take Sunset: How long have you and Carly been in the hair business?
Howie Goldklang: Carly has been a stylist and makeup artist for 16 years. Before opening our flagship Establishment location in 2004, she was on the floor at Trio (Chicago), Bumble and bumble (NYC) and Rudy’s Barbershop (LA). My salon life starts a bit later–I worked primarily in film and production, but after about 3 years as a salon owner, I went to beauty school so I could get a better understanding of life behind the chair.
TS: Why did you want to open a salon in LA? And specifically, in Silver Lake?
Goldklang: I’m a New Yorker and Carly is from Milwaukee, but we met in LA, so LA has always been our neutral adventureland. Opening Establishment LA stemmed from an idea Carly shared with her roommate from beauty school who is an LA-based stylist. As the new salon project grew, our friend decided to focus on her freelance career, which she is rocking! But the fire was lit for Carly and me to move back to LA and make the salon work. Silver Lake is a perfect fit–it’s unique to LA, everyone seems so multifaceted, fit, energetic, diverse, artistic, and vibrant. It has the street life and subtle energy of NYC and the laid back, neighborhood charm of the Midwest. We couldn’t imagine being anywhere else.
TS: How does The Establishment standout from other salons in the area?
Goldklang: First of all, we’re open 7 days a week! Brunch and salon day on Sundays? Yes! Service Industry Mondays? Yes! Also, we were blown away by the cool, down-to-earth stylists we were able to hire. Their skills were so strong, clean, and creative. And I think our clients will be pleasantly surprised by the accessible, family oriented, laid back vibe of our salon–all while delivering high-end services. And lastly, we’re an Aveda concept salon, so the high quality salon experience will help us stand out, too.
TS: What services do you offer?
Goldklang: We will offer men’s and women’s haircuts and color, full service waxing from brows to Brazilian, Aveda spa facials, makeup application, extensions, product eduction, and rocking out good music.
More of TS’s interview with Howie Goldklang about The Establishment Salon and a 20% off code just for Take Sunset readers, after the break!
The month of June is flying by. Before you know it, it’ll be July and time to celebrate everyone’s favorite summer holiday. No, not that one. John Lautner Day! The city of Los Angeles has officially declared July 16, 2011, John Lautner Day.
The date, which would have been the extraordinary architect’s 100th birthday, will kick off the John Lautner Turns 100 Series hosted by the John Lautner Foundation. The series will feature exhibitions, film screenings, home tours, symposia, and receptions. Some of the upcoming activities include:
For more information and events, and to purchase tickets, go here.
This is the final weekend of the Design Within Reach Herman Miller Sale, including the work of Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, and more. It’s time to make some decisions because the sale ends on Monday, and this stuff doesn’t go on sale very often! It’s 15% off all things Herman Miller, and if you go totally crazy and spend over $5,000, you get a free upgrade to DWR’s White Glove delivery service. Here are some of the items I’m dying to add to my cart… At top, the Eames Molded Plastic Dowel Leg Armchair. I’m a big fan of the Eames chairs with the wood base. They look beautiful paired with a wood or glass dining table.
And a few matching Eames Dowel Leg Side Chairs too, of course!
Speaking of Eames and chairs–I love, love the Eames Wire Chair with Bikini. I mean, seriously. It’s a chair, with a bikini.
And how gorgeous is the Nelson Swag Leg Armchair? It is one of my favorites. Like a delicate sculpture. Sigh. I wish I could buy them all!
5606 Green Oak Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
4 BR 3.5 BA
This reinvisioned and expanded home, originally built in 1953, is located in the Los Feliz Oaks on quiet cul-de-sac, discretely sited behind a custom designed fence and lush landscaping.
The 2,682 square foot home seamlessly blends the indoors with the out, and modern enhancements with vintage charm. The light filled living room features vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a stacked stone fireplace. It opens first to the wood paneled family room and then onto the patio and the solar heated saline pool.
More photos of 5606 Green Oak after the break, including pictures of the pool and yurt!