Tag: Bret Parsons

Master architect Paul R. Williams left a local legacy

Master architect Paul R. Williams left a local legacy

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

As we celebrate the triumphs and struggles of African American History this month, there is perhaps no local example that highlights such achievements better than the residential designs of architect Paul R. Williams. In his six-decade career, Williams worked on more than 3,000 projects that ranged from modest homes to extravagant mansions commissioned for the […]

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Celebrate the Paul Williams legacy in Hancock Park and Windsor Square

Celebrate the Paul Williams legacy in Hancock Park and Windsor Square

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

The release of the new book on Paul R. Williams, Angel City Press’ newest volume in its “Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940” series, is an exciting start to 2021’s African American history month. This new work by Bret Parsons, Marc Appleton and Stephen Gee celebrates the life and work of Los Angeles’ and perhaps […]

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Wallace Neff portrayed in book

Wallace Neff portrayed in book

| October 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father of the California style of architecture, Wallace Neff is featured in the third and latest volume in the series, “Master Architects of Southern California 1920 – 1940.” Neff’s career spanned six decades and included designing homes all around Southern California, including the Leaf House in Hancock Park. This mansion on June Street has served […]

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Howard Hughes lived in a Coates-designed local home

Howard Hughes lived in a Coates-designed local home

| November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Roland E. Coate was among the architects hired to build dream homes for oil titans, bankers and film moguls in the robust real estate expansion of the first half of the 20th century. Coate was — in what is considered a golden age for home design — a stand-out. Many of his homes are in […]

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Boulevard real estate office action

Boulevard real estate office action

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Business is bustling, as is usual in the real estate market this time of year. Larchmont is no exception, and it will soon count three big brokerages on the Boulevard. The newest, Pacific Union International, has yet to open (a summer debut is planned), but design plans are well underway on the expansive second floor at […]

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Third real estate office to open on Larchmont: Location to be above former hardware store

Third real estate office to open on Larchmont: Location to be above former hardware store

| March 29, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pacific Union International is set to locate an office this summer on the second floor of the former Larchmont Hardware building at 156 N. Larchmont Blvd. Bret Parsons, a Windsor Village resident who previously was a sales associate at Coldwell Banker, has been named associate manager of the new Pacific Union office — the company’s […]

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