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1940s Post & Beam in Silver Lake – 2683 Ivan Hill Terrace

Built in 1947, this mid-century modern post & beam is a joy for the senses. Located in the heart of Silver Lake, this stylish three bedroom home features wood floors, walls of glass, and lovely redwood built-ins, terraced gardens, and a large patio.

The home is just one of two residences designed by the influential modernist Alvin Lustig. An apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, Lustig is most known for his recognizable book covers and furniture designs. The home was constructed for William Thomas, a friend of Lustig’s.

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Making A Last Minute Valentine’s Day Dinner Reservation?

Valentine’s Day rolls around once a year and if you’re anything like me you have probably postponed making dinner reservations until the very last minute. Below you’ll find a list of great Valentine’s Day dinner options for couples, singles, and groups of friends from the pricey (Melisse at $365/person takes the crown this year) to the affordable (Salazar in Silver Lake is offering its menu a la carte). Click the links to go to the restaurant’s reservation page and be sure to call ahead to confirm the details. Enjoy!

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Highland Park Homesteader’s Paradise with a Koi Pond – 4921 San Rafael

Not every home is for everybody, and that’s what makes finding such an original, unique and charming home like this Highland Park Traditional two bedroom such a fun find.

 

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For Lease: Romantic Cottage on the Los Feliz/Beachwood Border – $4,500/mo.

Located in a secluded cul-de-sac on that sweet spot where Los Feliz, Los Feliz Oaks, and Beachwood Canyon all seem to converge, this gated and private tree-top hideaway contains two bedrooms plus a separate bonus studio or home office with a full bath.

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Stylish Valley Village Scandinavian Modern Home – 11612 Hartsook Street

This one-of-a-kind mid-century modern home was built in 1954 and changed hands for the first time over 50 years later in 2015 to a pair of fantastic designers. Back then it was a traditional California Ranch. Since then, it has been transformed into a chic California Modern meets Scandinavian Vintage Modern home with beautiful vaulted beamed ceilings, wood-paneled walls, sliding glass doors, two fireplaces, built-in shelving, and a walk-in bar, plus a luxurious pool and magical outdoor spaces out back.

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Romantic Silver Lake Bungalow with Saltwater Pool – 2311 Duane Street

Imagine the pool parties, romantic evenings, late nights, and early morning breakfasts on the patio while enjoying views of the reservoir at this rare and wonderful Silver Lake bungalow.

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Capitivating Los Feliz Hills Estate on Half an Acre – 4039 Cromwell Avenue

This one-of-a-kind classic, private, and spectacular Andalusian Estate was built by preeminent architect Harry Hayden Whiteley in 1926. The captivating four bedroom home boasts multiple French doors that open to over half an acre of wonderful outdoor areas including courtyards, pool, patios, grassy areas and gardens. At once an entertainer’s paradise and an exclusive retreat, 4039 Cromwell Avenue offers elegant and refined hillside living in an excellent Los Feliz location.

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For Lease: Spacious Spanish-Style Duplex in Hancock Park

This lovingly restored spacious lower unit in a drop dead gorgeous Spanish-style duplex is located on a beautiful tree-lined street in Hancock Park.

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Peace & Privacy at Elysian Heights Hilltop Home – 1831 Cerro Gordo

A peaceful and private sanctuary awaits at the very top of Echo Park in the quiet enclave known as Elysian Heights. On a large double lot, 1831 Cerro Gordo consists of a three bedroom main home and a downstairs one bedroom that could provide excellent income potential or a great getaway guest quarters.

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Studio City’s Los Balcones is Boldly Creative, Wildly Exciting, & Tantalizingly Unusual

Los Balcones in Studio City is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of restaurant except that you will return again and again over the course of your life. Immediately after finishing our dinner for two I made a reservation for four for the following week. This Los Balcones is the offspring of Hollywood mainstay Los Balcones, which is known for traditional Peruvian food. There’s nothing traditional about this outpost. The dishes are boldly creative, wildly exciting, and tantalizingly unusual. These dishes cannot be found at the Hollywood location, and they aren’t just hard to find at other Peruvian spots in Los Angeles, they’re positively impossible to find elsewhere.

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