Archive for the ‘Gardens’ Category

4872 Eldred Street in Highland Park

4872 Eldred Street
Los Angeles, CA 90042
2 BD/ 1.75 BA

Defining indoor/outdoor living this newly listed property is situated on an elevated lot with an oversized front yard and a wide deck that extends the length of the home. Offering views of Highland Park, this artistic home built in 1921 has been fully renovated over the past two years with many upgrades such as an electric gate and a smartly designed kitchen with antique accents.

The flat front yard features an area for dining, gardening and a fire pit for entertaining. The large, low front patio is a perfect place to perch and enjoy the paper.

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2666 Aberdeen Avenue in Los Feliz

2666 Aberdeen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90027
3 BD/ 3 BA

This remarkable Spanish style home, sited on a terraced lot of nearly 1.5 acres was one of the first homes built in the hills above Los Feliz. Built in 1922, this walled and gated residence features several areas for relaxation, including multiple patios, a lagoon pool with water features, city views and incomparable gardens. A lushly landscaped and private escape from daily life in Los Angeles.

The living room features a one of a kind, original beam ceiling. Carved and painted this ceiling adds to the architectural significance of the property. Three double doors open up to the main level patio and seating area and let in plenty of light and fresh breezes.

The formal dining room, with seating for 10, features views and access to the main courtyard as well as a beautiful tile motif barrel vaulted ceiling.  Read more…

748 Laguna Road in Pasadena

748 Laguna Road
Pasadena, CA 91105
3 BD/ 3BA

On one of Pasadena’s most coveted and tranquil streets sits this delightful, 1956 post and beam. Terrific open interior spaces, full walls of glass and high-end finishes set this home apart.



This 2,967 square foot home is sited on .18 acres of flat grassy  lawn, which is beautifully landscaped, lit and includes multiple seating areas. The sunken living room, with cast concrete fireplace is bathed in light from two full walls of windows.

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627 South Hudson Avenue In Hancock Park

627 South Hudson Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90005

5 BR, 6 BA

This newly listed Southern Colonial garden estate in Hancock Park was built in 1929 by architect Roland Coate. The incredible grounds were designed by renowned landscape architect and community developer, A.E. Hanson, whose notable projects included the Harold Lloyd Estate, known as Greenacres, and Hidden Hills, a gated development in the San Fernando Valley.

This Hancock Park residence has been published in C Magazine and the gardens were documented by the Smithsonian Institute.

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Fruit Tree Giveaway At Milagro Allegro In Highland Park

This Sunday starting at noon, the Milagro Allegro Community Garden in Highland Park will be giving away 400 bare-root fruit and nut trees. The event is free, thanks to an anonymous donor who contacted Milagro Allegro’s resident master gardener and teacher Milli Macen-Moore after finding the garden’s blog. “He wanted to do something nice for our garden,” Macen-Moore told the Los Angeles Times.

An abundance of varieties will be available, including Non-Pariel Almond, Ne Plus Ultra Almond, Anna Apple, Royal Apricot, Black Mission Fig, Desert Delight Nectarine, Tropic Snow Peach, Florida Prince Peach, Stark Saturn Peach, Monterrey Pear, Fan Sil Pear, Dwarf Santa Rosa Plum, and Beauty Plum. The trees will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, and the garden will also be giving away thousands of free organic vegetable plugs. Gardeners are asked to bring their own newspaper and plastic bags to transport the trees and plugs. And while the event is free, donations to the garden will be greatly appreciated!

Milagro Allegro Community Garden
“No Bare Root Tree Left Behind” Event
Sunday, March 13, 12:00pm – 2:30pm
115 S. Avenue 56
Los Angeles, CA 90042

(Photo, bottom: Milli Macen-Moore. Credit: Jeff Spurrier for Los Angeles Times)

Hanging Succulent Garden

Crafty people. Don’t you hate them?

Aw, just kidding. Mostly, I admire the (quietly) crafty, but I like to purchase my housewares because I’m lazy and I love to shop. That said, these macramé succulent hangers from Skinny Laminx are really cute and actually look pretty easy to do. If you make one, let me know how it turns out. But if you’re lazy like me, Skinny Laminx has an online shop too. The macramé hangers are not up for sale yet, but there’s lots of other great stuff too.

Wallter Planters Online


Wallter Outdoor Planters, which I fell in love with at Dwell on Design, are now available online! Great for your succulents, cactus, herbs, or lettuce, the planters are powder coated spun aluminum. They’re available in three styles: wall, hanging and post. Priced from $72 to $92, they come in white, mustard, orange and turquoise. I think they look extra nice paired together.

5867 Canyon Cove In Hollywood Hills


5867 Canyon Cove
Los Angeles, CA 90068

2 BR, 2 BA

This 1920′s Spanish home was featured in the L.A. Times Home & Garden section, and described as an “Indian-inspired jewel box”. Designer Laura Morton was hired to transform the garden into an exotic, cozy retreat, which won her a gold medal from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers.


The home’s interior features 1920′s period details, a fireplace, hardwood floors, an ensuite master bath, a guest bath, a stylish kitchen, a detached yoga studio, and more!

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Eastside Eco-Tour


The Eastside Eco-Tour, sponsored by the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council and Farm Feliz is a tour of Los Angeles area homes that feature sustainable elements and green projects. The tour is open house style, and you will get to check out the latest in gray water systems, solar power, passive cooling, composting, organic vegetable gardens, bee keeping, a modern chicken coop, and even a green wedding! You can meet with the home owners and talk about their experiences with sustainable living and green projects. Some of the tour homes feature highly technical projects while others have a more basic approach, so the tour has something to offer everyone–those just starting out and the seasoned pros.


The Eastside Eco-Tour is a totally free tour;  you don’t even have to register! You just show up. Go here to see some of this year’s amazing tour stops. There will be a tour map coming soon, too.

The Eastside Eco-Tour will be Sunday, October 24 from 12 PM to 4 PM, so mark your calendars now. For more general information, go here. You can also email Tomas O’Grady for more info on the tour or call him at (323) 387-3866.

And check out this video from last year’s Eastside Eco-Tour:

Off The Wall


Recently on houzz they featured a nice sampling of privacy fences and outdoor walls. These are commonly used here in Los Angeles where space between homes is sometimes space is at a premium. And there are many different things you can do with these outdoor walls, like vertical gardens, sculptures, or even a climbing wall… Let’s take a peak a sampling!


Working the geometric pattern into this outdoor space adds something unexpected. From Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture in Sausalito, CA.


If you’re going to build a privacy wall, why not incorporate a climbing wall for your kids? I bet they could argue that this makes total sense. Created by Shades Of Green Landscape Architecture in Sausalito, CA.

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