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Houses razed on Arden for Marlborough pool and field

Houses razed on Arden for Marlborough pool and field

Demolition of five houses on Arden Blvd. north of Third St. was completed last month as Marlborough School begins the final phase of its growth and development project. Razing of the houses was part of the $24 million Arden Project to improve the private, all-girls school in Hancock Park. The expansion will add a new […]

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Update on Farmers project at Ebell

Update on Farmers project at Ebell

The public is invited to see revised plans for the new residential development proposed for the former Farmers Insurance property along Wilshire Blvd. between Rimpau and Muirfield. The site includes the existing seven-story tower and two large parking lots. The meeting is at The Ebell, 743 S. Lucerne, on Wed., July 8, at 8 p.m. Density […]

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Bungalow civil case dismissed; five-year limit had passed

Bungalow civil case dismissed; five-year limit had passed

The city won a civil lawsuit brought on by the Larchmont Bungalow when L.A. Superior Court Judge Stephanie Bowick dismissed the case on June 1. It was dismissed “with prejudice,” meaning the case cannot be refiled. The Bungalow failed to bring the matter to trial within five years as required by city code, said Rob […]

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History of Griffith-Banderas estate

History of Griffith-Banderas estate

Updated June 18 at 12:30 p.m. The Larchmont Chronicle searched its archives for a history of the just-sold home of Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith on Muirfield Road. The recent sale for $15.9 million is a record-breaker for the Hancock Park area. The 15,000 square foot residence commissioned in 1925 by Isidor Eisner sits on […]

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Breathe, stretch, move in viniyoga

Breathe, stretch, move in viniyoga

Think you can’t do yoga? Take a deep breathe, stretch and think again in Fred Miller’s viniyoga classes at Yogaworks Larchmont. The yoga style—named after a Sanskrit term—is “more challenging for the mind than the body,” explains Miller. “It takes a few weeks to master this… Come along and have fun,” he tells a group […]

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Academy Museum gets final okay; MMRA readies to sue

Academy Museum gets final okay; MMRA readies to sue

A $300-million Academy Museum of Motion Pictures got rave reviews from the City Council June 24. A 13-0 vote paved the way for construction to begin as early as this summer. The Renzo Piano design includes a glass-domed 1,000-seat cinema to rise behind the Art Deco May Co. The building will be restored to its […]

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Blend students create and perform in musical

Blend students create and perform in musical

An original production of “Bug Boy: The Musical” was performed in the Van Ness Elementary School auditorium on May 27. The 30-minute show was directed by teacher Anne Bell and performed by students from the Visually Impaired Resource Room. Earlier this year, Van Ness received a grant from the John F. Kennedy Center for the […]

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Petersen Museum’s renovation debuts ‘racy’ first phase

Petersen Museum’s renovation debuts ‘racy’ first phase

Petersen Automotive Museum officials unveiled a racy exterior as the first phase of a $125 million renovation at the site at 6060 Wilshire Blvd. Featured are 308 stainless-steel “ribbons” that wrap around a red-painted building to evoke an image of speed. “This is a landmark, and it was a big step. Car guys are like […]

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Lower floors add theaters, wine cellars to area homes

Lower floors add theaters, wine cellars to area homes

When Robert Quigg had a chance luncheon in Larchmont Village a few years back, he was smitten by the street’s charms. He brought his wife to the area to take a look, and the couple soon bid Beverly Hills goodbye and bought an Italian Renaissance-style home at 434 S. Windsor Blvd. “It’s a fantastic neighborhood,” […]

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Couple share opera, music, laughs some 50-plus years

Couple share opera, music, laughs some 50-plus years

Irina was a young pianist when she fell in love with opera and a dashing fellow USC student, who, as it so happened, also fell in love with her. It was the Puccini opera ‘Manon Lescaut’ where I fell hopelessly in love with the soprano lead…” said Jim Gibbons. The baritone and his future wife […]

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Brookside residents begin drive for HPOZ

Brookside residents begin drive for HPOZ

The threat of teardowns being replaced by McMansions has prompted Brookside residents to start the process to acquire an Historic Preservation Overlay Zone. In the meantime, Councilman Tom LaBonge has made a motion for an Interim Control ordinance as a temporary effort to stave off teardown permits. Jan Wieringa, chairman of the Friends of Brookside […]

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Kathy Whooley marks 30 years serving community

Kathy Whooley marks 30 years serving community

  Kathy Whooley says she “fell into owning the business.”   Thirty years ago, the Larchmont Medical building office was one of four facilities where Whooley was a physical therapist employee. In fact, Kathy had already built a sterling reputation as a fine therapist and good friend to all of her clients, many high profile. So […]

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Real Estate News

Homes on Wilton to be torn down for apartments

Homes on Wilton to be torn down for apartments

A modern-looking apartment building is in the works to replace nine bungalows on the 500 block of N. Wilton Pl. Developer Frost/Chaddock seeks to build 88 apartments in four wings after demolishing the 1920s homes that line the western side of the block, between Clinton St. and Maplewood Ave. The new building’s “four residential wings” […]

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Real Estate Sales for May 2015

Real Estate Sales for May 2015

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 141 N. June St. 543 Wilcox Ave. 349 S. Mansfield Ave. 146 S. Van Ness Ave. 300 N. June St. 311 S. Irving Blvd. 801 S. Muirfield Rd. 262 S. Arden Blvd. 122 S. Norton Ave. 956 S. Longwood Ave. 917 S. Tremaine Ave. 342 N Citrus Ave. 749 […]

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California Greenin’ wants your water-wise landscapes

California Greenin’ wants your water-wise landscapes

With so many drought tolerant gardens popping up in our community, we’ve decided to hold a contest to showcase Larchmont Chronicle readers’ inspired water-wise landscapes. We’re searching for home-owners who recognize the responsibilities of gardening in a drought, and who have been inspired by these arid times to be creative while conserving water. If you’ve […]

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Lots of legwork returns S. Irving home to original elegance

Lots of legwork returns S. Irving home to original elegance

You might have noticed that the façade of 153 S. Irving is changing. But if you were alive and living in Windsor Square 100 years ago, this “new” look would be a mirror version of the old. That’s because designer and builder Michael Tuohy of CleverTwist Design, Inc., has been slowly, painstakingly bringing the Irving […]

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Homes on Wilton to be torn down for apartments

Homes on Wilton to be torn down for apartments

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

A modern-looking apartment building is in the works to replace nine bungalows on the 500 block of N. Wilton Pl. Developer Frost/Chaddock seeks to build 88 apartments in four wings after demolishing the 1920s homes that line the western side of the block, between Clinton St. and Maplewood Ave. The new building’s “four residential wings” […]

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Breathe, stretch, move in viniyoga

Breathe, stretch, move in viniyoga

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Think you can’t do yoga? Take a deep breathe, stretch and think again in Fred Miller’s viniyoga classes at Yogaworks Larchmont. The yoga style—named after a Sanskrit term—is “more challenging for the mind than the body,” explains Miller. “It takes a few weeks to master this… Come along and have fun,” he tells a group […]

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Lower floors add theaters, wine cellars to area homes

Lower floors add theaters, wine cellars to area homes

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

When Robert Quigg had a chance luncheon in Larchmont Village a few years back, he was smitten by the street’s charms. He brought his wife to the area to take a look, and the couple soon bid Beverly Hills goodbye and bought an Italian Renaissance-style home at 434 S. Windsor Blvd. “It’s a fantastic neighborhood,” […]

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Houses razed on Arden for Marlborough pool and field

Houses razed on Arden for Marlborough pool and field

| July 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Demolition of five houses on Arden Blvd. north of Third St. was completed last month as Marlborough School begins the final phase of its growth and development project. Razing of the houses was part of the $24 million Arden Project to improve the private, all-girls school in Hancock Park. The expansion will add a new […]

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