Awash in rustic charm On the market for the first time in five decades, this cutie-patootie can be found on La Cañada’s aptly named Palm Drive, about a mile northwest of Descanso Gardens . Built in 1947, the Western-flavored ranch house is situated a fair distance back from the street at the end of a red brick path lined with colorful flowers.
A rendering of W3, which is under construction now. | Courtesy of SPF:a The SPF:architects-designed building is the final piece of a 6.5-acre campus The final building in Playa Vista ’s Water’s Edge complex topped out today, meaning the project’s construction has reached its peak, SPF:architects announced. The building, called W3 , contains four floors of office space and two levels of parking, and Nike has already signed on to rent two floors.
Including a loft in the iconic Eastern Columbia Building W elcome to Curbed Comparisons , where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA ’hoods. We’ve found five rentals within $100 of today’s price, $4,500. Vote for your favorite below! Via Zillow West Hollywood A unit is available in West Hollywood’s French Chateau-style Four Gables complex, which was designed in 1927 by architect Leland Bryant.
A rendering of Isla Intersections.
Built in 1964. | Photos by Trevor Pearson, courtesy of Glenn and Nicole Hobbs/White House Properties Tons of original features, including globe lights and formica counters This “meticulously maintained” midcentury modern home in Thousand Oaks is a portal into the 1960s. The post and beam was developed in 1964 by Joseph Eichler and designed by Claude Oakland, who also worked on Eicher’s landmarked Balboa Highlands tract in Granada Hills
The zones would extend for one mile around new market-rate or “luxury” residential buildings that contain no affordable units.
Soaring ceilings and lots of natural light Architect Tony Ngai left his mark on Bronson Canyon and the Los Feliz Oaks, designing a number of geometric hillside homes in the 1970s and ’80s, including this shingled residence at 5763 Cazaux Drive. As the listing aptly notes, the rustic facade belies the bright and lofty interiors. In the main living areas, dramatic ceilings soar and zigzag, accompanied by ample windows in an assortment of shapes and sizes.
The New York Times describes Echo Park as being “close to” gritty Skid Row. | Shutterstock They just don’t get us The New York Times did our favorite thing this week: It published a story about Los Angeles. New York Times stories about Los Angeles are amazing because they’re like seeing the city through the eyes of a dorky time traveler from 1992
Amenities include a pool and an “outdoor cinema” A new residential building has replaced a Westlake parking lot at the corner of Coronado and Wilshire with 152 apartments. The project, developed by the New York -based Somerset Group, is slated to welcome its first residents in January, and began pre-leasing this month. The building’s design by DFH Architects is intended as “an homage to the surrounding historical community with hints of Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern, and Spanish Revival architecture.” Called Wilco—“not the band,” the complex’s website notes—the building holds a mix of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units
Rolland Curtis Gardens, a new affordable housing complex, hugs the Expo Line. | Photos by Jim Simmons Johanna Blocker was homeless before her application was picked for a new subsidized apartment complex Johanna Blocker was walking through West Adams when she spotted a line wrapped around a local church. It was a throng of applicants entering a lottery for a new, low-income apartment complex in the area.