Designed by Foster Rhodes Jackson, who studied under Frank Lloyd Wright Architect and student of Frank Lloyd Wright Foster Rhodes Jackson built his own hilltop home in the foothills city of La Verne. In a neighboring La Verne canyon, he spent years designing and building this residence in his signature organic modern style “in conjunction and consultation with Sam Maloof ,” a noted woodworker who received a MacArthur “genius” grant for his work. Walls and ceilings throughout the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home use wood, cork, and gorgeous tile.
The 1920s home has wood floors and open living spaces Perched atop a grassy hill just a block from Figueroa Street in Highland Park, this 1920s bungalow offers cozy charm on the interior and stellar views from the covered front deck. The entrance leads into an airy living room with wood floors and a decorative mantelpiece. Beyond that is a small dining room, which flows into the updated kitchen.
Assembling an earthquake kit is just the first step If an earthquake of the same severity as the Northridge Earthquake, which devastated Los Angeles 25 years ago this week, struck today, how many Angelenos would be better prepared than they were in 1994?
Enclosed behind hedges, the 1920s home boasts plenty of original details Venice real estate prices may have reached ridiculous heights in recent years, but so far that hasn’t made the neighborhood’s homey bungalows and beach cottages any less charming. This 1920s Spanish-style residence is a perfect example. Set back behind tall hedges and fronted by a lush lawn and gardens, the home looks like a very peaceful retreat just a few blocks from Rose Avenue.
The 1.37-acre property overlooks the Colorado Street Bridge This post will begin with a public service announcement: If you’ve been meaning to catch the Huntington Library’s “Architects of a Golden Age” exhibit, better hurry, as it closes Sunday.
They’re all directly below LA The San Andreas Fault in the Southern California desert gets most of the local earthquake press and the starring roles in summer blockbusters . But scientists are getting better at mapping the fault lines beneath Los Angeles that have the potential to inflict as much—if not more—devastation. A hypothetical 7.8-magnitude quake epicentered on the San Andreas Fault near the Salton Sea would be felt throughout LA, and damage would be widespread.
The swap meet at Santa Monica and Vermont has been open since 1986 A developer submitted plans to the city Wednesday to turn the site of East Hollywood ’s Union Swap Meet into a seven-story development with 177 residential units and 5,500 square feet of street-level retail space. That developer is Jamison Services, The Real Deal reports. The company signed a 99-year ground lease in August for $3.8 million with the property owner, Union Discounts Ltd
After Northridge, engineers warned that hundreds of towers could be dangerous in a large earthquake—but the city hasn’t required owners to fix them Daniel Zepeda, a structural engineer who specializes in seismic retrofitting, works in a glimmering skyscraper on Bunker Hill . The steel-framed tower opened in 1985—nine years before the Northridge Earthquake would expose the dangers of modern high-rises.
It’s a setback to the efforts of local officials to brand the harbor area as a burgeoning tech hub Tech giant SpaceX has abandoned plans to develop test rockets for interplanetary travel at the Port of Los Angeles . First reported by the Los Angeles Times and confirmed by a SpaceX spokesperson, the company will build its enormous Starship Hopper test vehicles at a plant in Boca Chica Beach, Texas, where a shiny prototype of the vessel was unveiled last week
Could tolls on drivers solve LA’s traffic problem? Metro CEO Phil Washington told members of the transit agency’s congestion, highway and roads committee on Wednesday that staffers would recommend pursuing “some form” of congestion pricing at a meeting of the Board of Directors next week. A congestion pricing policy , in which drivers are charged for using traffic-clogged roadways during peak hours, could have huge ramifications for commuters in the nation’s most gridlocked urban area .