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.
Completed in 1925, the Rialto Theatre was designed by movie theatre architect Lewis A. Smith, who also designed the Vista in Los Feliz. The Rialto has an orchestra pit with balcony seating along both sides of the 30-foot stage. Recently featured in the movie LA LA Land, this historic venue is rumored to reopen as... Keep reading →
By Lauren Beale A dramatic great room with an asymmetrical wood-and-truss ceiling is at the heart of this remodeled midcentury modern in the Franklin Hills neighborhood of Los Feliz. Angled windows provide treehouse-like views; wooden accents give the rustic interiors the feel of a vintage yacht. The detached studio resembles a cube made of steel,... Keep reading →
By Philip Ferrato Where: 3986 Clayton Avenue, Franklin Hills When: Open on Sunday, November 5 from 1:00pm-4:00pm Asking: $1,785,000 What: A wonderfully quirky cottage designed by architect Stephen Alan Siskind in 1963, this 3-bed, 2-bath home has a vibe that immediately draws you back to a long-lost bohemian Mid-Century Los Angeles. The main living space, with angled walls and... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan On a hillside in Los Feliz’s Franklin Hills, this singular midcentury home features angled windows, oak floors, a remodeled kitchen, and an asymmetrical vaulted ceiling that give the place a cool inside-of-a-ship look. Unlike most boats, however, this 2,400-square-foot residence is an airy, bright, and spacious place to hang your hat. Built in... Keep reading →
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.