Open House : Sunday, December 8, 2013, between 1 PM – 4 PM 2522 Verbena Dr , Beachwood Canyon Price : $1,299,000 Beds, Bath : 3 beds, 2.5 baths Floor Area: 1,847 sq. ft. Per the Listing : “Idyllic location meets Rock n’ Roll history meets private 1920′s romantic Spanish revival! 2522 Verbena Drive is a lush 3BR/2.5BA oasis, on an over 9500 square foot lot, offering panoramic Hollywood Hills views , peekaboo Hollywood sign views, architectural detail, space and charm
On the 100th anniversary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct , which brought water to give us sprawling green lawns, swimming pools, and the lazy river at Raging Waters, Boom Magazine remembers how it all started in this short video. With all the anti-city, anti-infrastructure, anti-government crazy talk from certain members of society, will we ever see anything so grand built again?
The plan to save the soon-to-be demolished Riverside Figueroa bridge across the LA River, converting it into a High-Line-esque happy fun land of skipping children, and making LA sparkle and shine may have hit a roadblock thanks to the number crunching nerds at the Bureau of Engineering. The Architects Newspaper reports that proponents of the plan believe that “the city’s Bureau of Engineering manipulated the project’s cost estimates “in a strategic way” to prevent City Council from requesting a feasibility study.” Without said study, the pedestrian bridge plan is dead. Now they are asking for the public’s support to get the City Council and Mayor on board.
Little Tokyo was a hive of activity this weekend, both with foot traffic and construction. Ava Little Tokyo was at the center of the hubbub, with one of its two buildings topping out along Second and Los Angeles Streets. The mixed-user fills in part of an enormous parking lot called Block D, with 280 apartments and 17,000 square feet of retail (developer AvalonBay Communities is considering a small grocery store)
[Crossing with pets by howard-f /Curbed LA flickr pool ]
Open House : Sunday, November 3rd, between 1 PM – 4 PM 1817 North Avenue 51 , Highland Park Price : $689,000 Beds, Bath : 3 beds, 2 baths Floor Area : 1,599 sq.
Here’s a pedigreed listing we haven’t come across before, courtesy of Craigslist : “The mid-century architect Gregory Ain called this 1926 cabin home for many years.
Vowing to never forgive and forget, an appeal hearing for the now well under construction Sunset Gordon project is scheduled for this coming Tuesday, October 8th. At issue is the illegal demolition of the facade of the former Old Spaghetti Factory, which had been identified for preservation by the City. Developer CIM has agreed to build a reproduction of the facade as part of the building, but opponents remain unhappy.
Good news for river rats: National Atlas recently released an app called Streamer that provides a colorful representation of the nation’s watersheds .
[Diagram of proposed Dodger Stadium in Chavez Ravine, 1957.