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Real Estate & Architecture in Los Angeles

The Establishment Salon In Silver Lake

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 a brand new business: The Establishment Salon, which officially opens tomorrow, June 15th. Check out my interview with Establishment owner, Howie Goldklang.

Calypso Home Rugs

We’ve been looking for a new rug for forever. I’m loving these from Calypso Home. Such great patterns and colors!

The Gogol House by Raphael Soriano

The Gogol House by Raphael Soriano was built in Los Feliz in 1939. It is a great example of Soriano’s early work. This is a rare opportunity to own an important residence by an iconic, mid-century modern architect!

TASCHEN Case Study Houses

If you’re in the market for a new coffee table book, or if you just love TASCHEN books, one that cannot be missed is the Case Study Houses: The Complete CSH Program, 1945-1966.

Rock Paper Salon

When I saw that Michelle Mann, formerly of Refuge Salon in Silver Lake, had opened her own salon, Rock Paper Salon in Echo Park, I knew I had to interview her!

Barbara Bestor’s Panel House in Mt. Washington


I saw this home today and it’s amazing. The Panel House is the first residence built by architect Barbara Bestor. The 1,348 square foot, loft-like home is set high up in Mt. Washington, with incredible views of downtown Los Angeles.

2231 Observatory Avenue in Los Feliz


New to the market, this 1920’s Los Feliz residence marries the best of its era’s character with a modern sensibility.

12012 Pacoima Court in Studio City


This new mid-century modern listing in Studio City has a cabin in the woods feel. Built in 1950, the home has only changed hands twice; the current owner bought it from the original owner/architect.

400 Oaklawn Avenue in South Pasadena


Built in 2009, this architectural residence is located on one of of South Pasadena’s most sought-after streets. The 3,100 square foot main house includes 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and there’s also a 500 square foot detached guesthouse.