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Real Estate Sales for January 2015

Real Estate Sales for January 2015

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Real Estate Sales* Single family homes 133 S. Las Palmas Ave. 601 S. Windsor Blvd. 165 S. Hudson Ave. 126 Fremont Pl. 263 S. Muirfield Rd. 418 S. Arden Blvd. 315 N. McCadden Pl. 150 N. Gower St. 612 N. Las Palmas Ave. 823 S. Hudson Ave. 145 S. Arden Blvd. 245 N. Gower St. […]

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Older windows really are better in our neighborhood

Older windows really are better in our neighborhood

| March 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

While new windows might be tempting with their slick surfaces and “green” marketing campaigns, think hard before throwing your old windows, well… out the window. If you live in an historic zone, you may not have a choice if it’s on the façade of your house. But this could be a good thing. Wood windows […]

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CIM airs plans for new homes at Farmers property

CIM airs plans for new homes at Farmers property

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brookside residents heard plans for the future of the Farmers Insurance 10-acre property from Clyde Wood and Johannes Van Tilburg, representing the CIM group, new owners of the property. The plans include converting the offices of the nine-story former headquarters building into 54 luxury condominiums, and erecting 65 single family homes and duplexes on the […]

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Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

Tour landmarks of Sycamore Square

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Sycamore Square often flies under the local radar, much less famous than its adjacent communities of Miracle Mile, Hancock Park and Brookside. A one-hour tour on Sun., Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. will introduce walkers to the neighborhood, which is bordered by Wilshire Blvd., Highland Ave., Olympic Blvd. and La Brea. The recent demolition of […]

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Cosmetic surgery on your lawn can pay off big time

Cosmetic surgery on your lawn can pay off big time

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

Artificial turf is like cosmetic surgery for your lawn. You get it hoping it will look great but if it goes wrong, it can look just awful. Whether under the knife or under the spade, you can spot a bad job a mile away. A stroll through the plastic faces and puffy lips of Beverly […]

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Fickett built ‘palatial’ homes for everyone

Fickett built ‘palatial’ homes for everyone

| January 28, 2015 | 2 Comments

Edward Fickett built “palatial” homes for the middle class, world-class resorts, a residence on Switzerland’s Lake Geneva for Charlie Chaplin and renovated an historic L.A. Fire Station, for which he won one of his many awards. A book about his 50-year career was recently published by Rizzoli, “California Moderne and the Mid-Century Dream: The Architecture […]

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