Home of the Week: Swiss Chalet Craftsman holds fast to its roots in Riverside

By Neal J. Leitereg This Swiss Chalet-style Craftsman in Riverside’s Mount Rubidoux Historic District was built in 1909 for Harwood Hall, the first director of the Sherman Indian Institute, an off-reservation boarding school for Native Americans that later became Sherman Indian High School. Past the covered front porch, the restored landmark shows off the natural… Keep reading

Lourdes Hernández lists hip Mediterranean home in Los Feliz

By Neal J. Leitereg Indie-folk singer and artist Lourdes Hernández has put her Mediterranean-style home in Los Feliz up for sale at $1.885 million. Found down the street from the infamous LaBianca house, the 1925-built residence has been extensively updated by the artist during her two years of ownership. Among details of note are white-painted… Keep reading

Home of the Week: In Pasadena, coaxing a 1920s gem into the present

By Neal J. Leitereg Set in the historic Prospect Park area of Pasadena, this Andalusian Spanish-style bungalow has come full circle after a recent restoration and renovation by Jeffrey Botwin and Philip Howlett of Herringbone Design. To execute their vision, which involved bringing the 1920s residence into the present, the designers removed solid walls and… Keep reading

Maroon 5 guitarist James B. Valentine lists Midcentury stunner in Los Feliz

By Neal J. Leitereg Maroon 5 lead guitarist James B. Valentine has listed his Los Feliz home for sale at $3.785 million. Built in 1960, the striking Midcentury Modern-style house is known as the Steel House for its steel construction and cantilevered wing. Architect Neil A. Johnson drew inspiration from the postwar Arts & Architecture… Keep reading

Actors Topher and Ashley Grace buy in La Cañada Flintridge

By Neal J. Leitereg Actors Topher and Ashley Grace have bought a home in leafy La Cañada Flintridge through a trust for $2.975 million. Last month, the couple put their Studio City home of two years on the market. Located in the desirable Fryman Canyon area, the updated Midcentury home is listed for $2.695 million,… Keep reading

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