Once desolate, Downtown L.A. was recently hailed by GQ as “America’s Next Great City.” There is no hotter neighborhood at the moment for dining (Alma, Bottega Louie, Orsa & Winston, Redbird), boozing (Perch, The Varnish, Villain’s Tavern), and shopping (Acne Studio, Rory Beca, Aesop) than DTLA. Then there’s the historic Art Deco theaters such as the Orpheum and The Theater at Ace Hotel, where you can take in world-class music, dance, and theater. Explore Grand Central Market, a landmark since 1917 that’s akin to San Francisco’s Ferry Building and home to Eggslut and Belcampo Meat Co., hit up MOCA’s latest, and take a walking tour with the Los Angeles Conservancy for an in-depth look at treasures such as the Bradbury Building, Angels Flight, and the Central Library. The hot real estate market includes loft-style apartments and condos and Art Deco office building conversions with insanely good views.
Designed by John Parkinson, John C. Austin, and Albert C. Martin Sr., Los Angeles City Hall was completed in 1928. The building houses the mayor’s office, meeting chambers and offices of the Los Angeles City Council. For decades, City Hall towered over the downtown cityscape at 454 feet high. It was the only building to... Keep reading →
This week, we take a tour of the 32-acre historic park directly adjacent to Chinatown, between the LA River and the Elysian Hills. A $20 million renovation paved the way for new paths, wetlands, and a pedestrian walkway.
Completed in 1931 by Allison & Allison, the Edison Building was one of the first all-electrically heated and cooled buildings constructed in the western United States. Located on the corner of 5th Street and Grand Avenue in Downtown LA’s Financial District, the fourteen-story, steel-framed building follows a classically inspired Art Deco design and features art... Keep reading →
This week, we take a look at the main railway station in Los Angeles and the largest railroad passenger terminal in the Western United States. The Los Angeles Union Station opened in May 1939 as the Los Angeles Union Passenger Terminal, replacing La Grande Station and Central Station. Today, the station is a major transportation... Keep reading →
Presented by Mark Jerusalem Nestled along the Eastern border of Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco, the ‘Arroyo House’ is a spacious 40’s Traditional with sweeping views of Linda Vista Hills and San Gabriel Mountains. This beautiful home offers 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, with dual master-suites, and over 4,300 sqft of updated living space. Features include a 2-story... Keep reading →