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Iconic Pasadena Post and Beam – 1615 Hastings Ranch Drive

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Spectacular Estate on Celebrity Row in Los Feliz – 4848 Los Feliz Blvd

This English-style home is a spectacular one of a kind masterpiece on Celebrity Row in Los Feliz. The quiet, completely private compound boasts six beautiful bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a former chauffeur’s quarters turned detached guesthouse, gardens, sprawling lawns, a swimmers pool, and prominent views of Downtown LA and the Griffith Observatory. It’s a dream home if there ever was one.

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You Could Win this Mid-Century Modern Dream House in Palos Verdes

This Mid-century modern dream home in Palos Verdes could be yours for just $150. The Palos Verdes Art Center’s dream house raffle are offering raffle tickets for a chance to win the Anderson House, a midcentury modern dream home with views of the Pacific Ocean. But maybe you don’t want to live in a oceanfront masterpiece in Palos Verdes? If you win, you can choose between the house or a cool $4 million.

All Photos by Lance Gerber for Palos Verdes Art Center

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Los Angeles’s Iconic Film Houses by Wright, Neutra, Lautner, & more

Sometimes Los Angeles essentially feels like one sprawling studio backlot. We have some of the most iconic movie and TV houses in the world. It doesn’t hurt that some of these were designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, or John Lautner. Below are 9 of the 10 most recognizable, architecturally significant, scene stealing houses in Tinseltown. The 10th was recently demolished so it didn’t make the cut. That’s show business (or real estate) for you.

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Lloyd Wright’s Samuel-Novarro House in Los Feliz – 2255 Verde Oak Drive

The stunning Samuel-Novarro House is back on the market. Designed by architect Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright, this Mayan-inspired Art Deco home has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, landscaped gardens, expansive terraces, a swimmers pool, and has been meticulously restored.

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A Brief History of the Hollywood Bowl in Postcards

Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural amphitheatre in the country and a favorite evening destination for Angelenos and visitors alike. Every Summer I go as often as I can. There’s something magical about the venue – the hillside setting, the way the music travels from the stage’s shell up to and around the canyon, and, of course, the fresh open air under the stars. As their summer season ends, I decided to take a look into the Bowl’s almost one hundred year history.

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The 10 Best September Events in Los Angeles

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Summer may be winding down in Los Angeles, but like the weather here, our town offers bright spots throughout the year in terms of special events, street festivals, food and wine tastings, movie nights, architectural tours, and even, yes, Beyoncé. Here are the 10 best September events in Los Angeles you won’t want to miss.

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Welcome to The Hollywood Home

The Hollywood sign is illuminated by the spotlight of a helicopter in Nov., 2005, during a month-long renovation. Erected in 1923 as a giant ad for a housing development and originally read "Hollywoodland," the sign with letters that are 45 feet tall and 36 feet wide was declared a Los Angeles Cultural Historical Monument in 1973.

Welcome to The Hollywood Home!

It is the weekend of the Academy Awards and I am very excited to announce and introduce you to my new website, The Hollywood Home. At The Hollywood Home, I will not only share with you the most beautiful and unique homes in Los Angeles, but I will also showcase the newest restaurants, bars, and shops in your neighborhoods, cultural and art events you may not have heard about, industry news, secret showings and pocket listings, and untold stories and histories of Tinsletown’s greatest architecture, film locations, and celebrity homes.

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