Impeccable Spanish Colonial Revival above the Rose Bowl asking $1.5M

By Jenna Chandler Local builder and artisan Frederick Ruppel was an expert on the restoration of California’s historic Spanish buildings. According to building biographer Tim Gregory, Ruppel helped rehabilitate the gorgeous Mission San Juan Capistrano and was listed as an “estate construction specialist” for Laguna Beach’s exclusive Emerald Bay community. In 1925, he built this Spanish Colonial Revival… Keep reading

1930s Spanish Colonial Revival on century-old citrus orchard asking $1.15M

By Pauline O’Connor A living slice of California history is now up for sale in Glendora. Known as the Hanley-Pittman Estate, the property in question is located at 437 East Bennett Avenue behind the famous Glendora Bougainvillea, believed to be the largest growth of bougainvillea in the United States. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places,… Keep reading

1960s A-frame in Mt. Washington with dramatic views asking $1.4M

By Pauline O’Connor When it comes to unconventional architecture, it’s hard to top Mount Washington, where you’ll find geodesic domes, homes made of corrugated metal or Arroyo stones, and a number of A-frames, including this peaked property at 371 Mavis Drive. Built in 1965, the 1,605-feet residence has been recently overhauled by architect Roberto Sheinberg, design director of Lehrer Architects. It… Keep reading

Here’s what $529K buys around LA

By Jenna Chandler Deep in the San Fernando Valley, this classic California bungalow comes with a spacious backyard fit for outdoor dining and is minutes from hiking trails in Angeles National Forest. The compact home measures 905 square feet and holds two bedrooms and one bathroom. The living room features a brick fireplace and large skylight,… Keep reading

Razor-sharp midcentury modern asks $1.25M in Valley Village

By Pauline O’Connor In a neighborhood dominated by 1920s Spanish bungalows and 1930s traditional ranches, this early midcentury modern in Valley Village really stands out. Located three blocks west of Laurel Canyon Boulevard at 12360 La Maida Street, the redwood-sided residence calls to mind the work of Gregory Ain. In actuality, it was designed and built in 1948… Keep reading

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