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1930s Spanish time capsule in Sherman Oaks asking $870K

1930s Spanish time capsule in Sherman Oaks asking $870K

Worth it for the tile alone Gracing the market for the first time in decades is a three-bedroom 1931 Spanish courtyard home in northwest Sherman Oaks. While the old gal could probably benefit from a bit of freshening up, it’s blessed with the proverbial good bones plus a cavalcade of charming character details—here’s hoping it finds a buyer who appreciates them. Among the 1,931-square-foot home’s numerous appealing attributes are turrets topped with ironwork, arched windo...

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39-story Downtown tower could start construction in 2019

39-story Downtown tower could start construction in 2019

The proposed project would have 409 apartments and ground-floor retail A new initial study from the city’s planning department shows that a 39-story project proposed for Downtown’s Financial District is moving forward. The study, first spotted by Urbanize LA, offers some new timeline details: The project could get underway by the spring of 2019, with completion as soon as fall 2021. Parking structure from another era #dtla #patterns #parking #losangeles #concrete A post shar...

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Throwback Northridge house with large backyard wants $725K

Throwback Northridge house with large backyard wants $725K

High ceilings, laminate wood floors, and a pool The interiors of this Northridge house built in 1976 look largely untouched with throwback wallpaper and fixtures popping up in bedrooms, bathrooms, and the dining area. There must have been some new additions though, because the laminate wood floors are scuff-free and shiny. The four bedroom, three bathroom house has a fair amount of space inside, as well as outside: The approximately 2,500-square-foot house sits on a nearly 11,000 square foot lot...

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11-mile Los Angeles River restoration could move forward this fall

11-mile Los Angeles River restoration could move forward this fall

Early design and engineering to tear out concrete could begin in October A major restoration of 11 miles of the Los Angeles River is on the cusp of taking a leap forward. Tomorrow, the City Council’s Arts, Entertainment, Parks and River Committee will consider an agreement between the city and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would allow for preliminary studies and pre-construction work to get underway on returning the concrete channel to a more natural state. Under the agreement, t...

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The real story behind the LA street named for a Confederate general’s son

The real story behind the LA street named for a Confederate general’s son

The history of Johnston Street has largely been forgotten In little more than a week since white supremacists marched in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the planned removal of a Confederate statue, activists and politicians have worked to denounce racism by scrubbing Confederate monuments from cities across the country. In a report published last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center tallied more than 1,500 Confederate symbols nationwide in public spaces like parks, schools, and highways. T...

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Los Angeles homes for sale: What $850K buys you around LA

Los Angeles homes for sale: What $850K buys you around LA

A Craftsman in East Hollywood and an updated modern in Long Beach Welcome 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 homes and condos within $10,000 of today’s price: $850,000. Via Luis Guevara, Keller Williams ↑ We’ll start with a four-bedroom home in East Hollywood—just south of the 101 freeway. Built in 1915, the 1,546-square-foot Craftsman-style residence sits on a ...

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Leimert Park Spanish-style with glamorous living room seeks $640K

Leimert Park Spanish-style with glamorous living room seeks $640K

Beamed ceilings and a picture window This Leimert Park house is a textbook example of why the neighborhood’s gaining so much attention from would-be homebuyers. The attractive Spanish-style features vintage elements, and has clearly been well maintained. The living room’s 12-foot-tall ceilings feature hand-painted beams. The tiled fireplace and large, diamond-paned picture window are added perks. Hardwood floors run throughout most of the house, through the formal dining room and b...

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LA River-adjacent apartment complex planned for Reseda

LA River-adjacent apartment complex planned for Reseda

The six-story development would have 205 units A major residential project could be on the way to Reseda, bringing 205 new apartments to the area. The six-story development is planned for 6670 North Reseda Boulevard, just a half-block from the LA River, and will replace a cluster of commercial and office buildings that now stand on the project site. Plans published last week on the Los Angeles Department of City Planning website show that the project will also include 5,932 square feet of comme...

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The Arts District’s newest museum is opening next month

The Arts District’s newest museum is opening next month

Formerly known as the Santa Monica Museum of Art In the span of the last two years, the Santa Monica Museum of Art left its namesake city for Downtown and changed its name to reflect its new home in Los Angeles. Next month, the new Institute of Contemporary Art, Los—ICA LA for short—will be opening its doors to the public, completing the journey from Santa Monica to a converted Arts District industrial space. ICA LA’s new digs were designed by architecture firm wHY, with the &...

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Lovely 1920s Spanish-style in Silver Lake asks $2M

Lovely 1920s Spanish-style in Silver Lake asks $2M

Features include hardwood floors and arched entryways This very handsome Spanish-style home west of the Silver Lake Reservoir has views, natural light, and plenty of classic character. Constructed in 1929, the four-bedroom, two-bath home boasts hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, and arched entryways and wall niches. The comfortable-looking living room is arranged around an elegant sloping fireplace and opens directly out to a balcony overlooking the surrounding hills and rooftops. Tile steps lead...

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