Posts in MID-CITY
Charming Steinkamp Spanish in Crestview

From the 1930’s to 1950’s, developer-builders Elwain Steinkamp and William T. Richardson built lovely middle-class homes in Los Angeles, many of which can be found in the Crestview neighborhood. This home on Holt Avenue happens to be a beautifully preserved example of their work. From the street, the lush garden and the beautiful, arched wooden privacy doors give a hint of the lovely home that awaits within.

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O’Melveny House: Turn of the (previous) Century Splendor

When a residence’s list of features includes things like a library with fireplace, mahogany paneled walls, butler’s and cook’s pantry, verandas, maid’s quarters, wine cellar, sunroom, etc., you know it’s going to be something grand. With the additional clue of 1909 as the year built, you may have guessed that we are visiting Hancock Park.

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White Picket Fence and Apple Pie in Hancock Park

This enchanting Craftsman in Hancock Park could be a perfect fit for you and your 2.06 kids (or whatever the current national average per family happens to be). Situated on a corner lot, this 3 BR / 1.75 BA home is so quintessentially American, I think I can smell the delicious aroma of apple pie floating from its kitchen window.

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New Ideas in Home Design

The folks at Proto Homes have incorporated some very clever concepts into the design and construction of their homes. These innovative ideas are related to the home’s architecture, its maintenance, the environment, and its overall livability. And on top of all that, the homes are pretty damn cool to look at. This brand new 5 BR / 3.5 BA home in Beverly Center is their second project in Los Angeles, the first being a beauty in Baldwin Hills last year.

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Coffee + Food: Good for Larchmont, Great for the Soul

While the charming commercial strip of Larchmont Boulevard between Beverly and 1st will likely never suffer a shortage of foot traffic, the north end of Larchmont has been steadily transforming itself into an equally desirable destination with the addition of one quality business after another, the most recent of which is “Coffee + Food”.

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