Known for its expensive historic homes, celebrity residents, and hillside location, Los Feliz is easily one of the most desirable neighborhoods in L.A. thanks to its proximity to Griffith Park, a 4,310-acre urban park that houses the Autry National Center, L.A. Zoo, Bronson Canyon, Greek Theater, Griffith Observatory, and some of the best views on earth. Many of the homes are 1920s Spanish Colonial and Lloyd Wright’s Mayan Revival Ennis House is located here. Its pedestrian-friendly village (yes, people actually do walk in L.A.) is teeming with tattooed hipsters, young families, and musicians who enjoy sharing pizzas at Little Dom’s, shopping for vintage at Una Mae’s, and taking in jazz from Marty and Elayne (made famous in Swingers) at the Dresden. Fun fact: “Famous for being famous” Angelyne gets her coffee at the local Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf so sightings are pretty much guaranteed.
This week, we tour Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House – the first house he designed in Los Angeles. Built in the early 1920’s for bohemian oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, this stunning house reopened to the public in 2015 after a five-year restoration.
By Bianca Barragan Located up in the Los Feliz hills, this nearly 5,500-square-foot residence dates to 1924. Designed by architect Charles Kyson, it features beautiful beamed ceilings, wrought iron details, a library with a built-in humidor, and imported Della Robbia tiles. The house’s former organ room has been converted into a wine cellar, but its... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan The so-called Snow White Cottages were once housing for animators at Walt Disney’s studio, which was located nearby at the time. (Disney’s studios were on Hyperion before they expanded their outfit and moved to Burbank.) This particular cottage was built around 1936, and, where it was “rumored to have also been used by Disney... Keep reading →
By Neal J. Leitereg Screenwriter Derek Connolly, who gained fame for his work on the 2012 dramedy “Safety Not Guaranteed” and the 2015 blockbuster “Jurassic World,” has sold his home in the desirable Los Feliz Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles for $2.2 million Set up from the street, the modern-style home is distinguished by an... Keep reading →
By Bonnie McCarthy Panoramic Los Angeles views define this expansive, open-concept home located up the hill from Los Feliz Village. Updated with an eye toward sophisticated, contemporary design, the multilevel, Midcentury-inspired home features a high-end kitchen, spa-like master bath and separate guest quarters. Polished wood warms an interior detailed with honed marble, stainless steel and glass.... Keep reading →