You know when you walk into a store and it’s just totally right and you immediately start dreaming about where each piece will go in your home? That’s what happens when you step into Garde, the newly-opened home furnishings and personal accessories store on Beverly Blvd, owned by Scotti Sitz.
I’m excited to give Take Sunset readers a sneak peek into another stunning transformation by ModOp Design. Not yet on the MLS, this Spanish architectural was built in 1928 and is conveniently located in West Hollywood. Join us at the pre-MLS party Tuesday, March 13th from 5pm to 7pm with free food and drinks!
I hope you are all enjoying a happy holiday season and are ready for a great New Year! With 2012 just a day away, undoubtedly some of you are thinking about what the new year will bring… And maybe some of your are hoping to buy a new home in 2012! Let’s take a minute to talk about the semi-daunting but always-important topic of home loans. (Fun, I know, but afterward you can crack open some Champagne.)
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.
I so need a vacation. But when faced with planning a trip–booking tickets, renting a car, figuring out where to stay, even where to go–I get overwhelmed and my brain shuts down. I think the best trips are when you know someone in a great city, with an amazing place to stay, who can tell you about the good places to go. Even better if you get the place to yourself! That’s what Inhabit Vacations offers: A perfectly curated selection of about 100 vacation rentals in San Francisco, Sonoma Wine Country, Portland, Seattle, and Paris. Inhabit carefully screens each vacation rental property to make sure it’s stylish, comfortable, well-kept, and representative of the essence of its location. “We say ‘no’ to a lot of properties,” says Founder Rebecca Rosenfelt…
Vidal Sassoon and wife Ronnie purchased Richard Neutra’s Singleton House in 2004 for $6 million. But just two weeks after closing, part of the roof collapsed, and a few months later a huge chunk of the property slid into the neighbor’s yard… They ended up completely remodeling the home and then listing it for $20M in 2007…
Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte give an itinerary of off-the-beaten-path hangouts in LA…
The newest offering from ModOp Design presents a top to bottom remodeled craftsman in the heart of Echo Park, close to the restaurants and shops of Sunset Junction and to the Silver Lake Reservoir. The beautifully restored 1,300 square foot main house has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, a private deck, and yard. The property is a legal duplex and includes a separate studio apartment with 400 square feet of space above the finished garage. The apartment includes its own fenced-in yard (with a wet bar!) and downtown view. You can rent this space for income or use it as a guesthouse or home office. Plus, check out Take Sunset’s interview with Greg Steinberg of ModOp Design!
“It’s not just a matter of creating pretty things… we’re missionaries on a crusade against vulgarity,” says Massimo Vignelli of Vignelli Associates. Massimo and his wife Lella were born in Italy and trained as architects before founding Vignelli Associates in New York City in 1971 where they continue to work today designing furniture, tableware, interiors, and developing corporate identities for clients like IBM, Knoll, Bloomingdale’s, and American Airlines.
Take Sunset interviews Bill Macomber about renovating Raphael Soriano’s Lipetz House in Silver Lake.