Perched in the San Rafael Hills of Northeast Los Angeles, 1.85-square-mile Mt. Washington is a bucolic residential neighborhood known for its high-achieving elementary school, bohemian residents, and the Southwest Museum. Widely considered the most affluent area on the Eastside, Mt. Washington offers mountain, valley, and ocean views, along with homes ranging in style from Craftsman bungalows and tree house cabins to Hollywood Hills-style Mid-century Modern homes (A. Quincy Jones’ Pilot House and John Lautner’s Mauer House are both located here). Take in some nature at the 35-acre Elyria Canyon, hit La Abeja for the best Mexican brunch in the area, and entertain the kids by driving down Mt. Washington’s Eldred Street, located between Avenue 50 and Cross Avenue, one of the three steepest streets in LA. Nearby Highland Park and Eagle Rock offer plenty of amusement if it gets too quiet on some evenings.
Six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena will open their doors, free of charge, from noon to 5 pm this Sunday, May 15th for the annual Museums of the Arroyo Day. Each year, thousands of Angelinos have experienced the diverse mix of art, architecture and history of the Arroyo Seco area found in the six... Keep reading →
Built between 1908 and 1924, this compound was built for the Bent family by the Architectural Design Co. – a design/build firm that worked primarily in Northeast LA and Pasadena at the turn of the last century. Here’s a look inside.
By Bianca Barragan Looking up at the hills of Mt. Washington from the east, say, from Highland Park, there are some dwellings that appear to be hanging right off the hillsides. One of those structures is this little, less-than-900-square-foot house, with a perch that affords great views and outdoor spaces (decks, patios) that offer lots... Keep reading →
Named the Pilot House not because it resembles the control deck of a ship, but because it was a pilot project to demonstrate how well-designed homes could be built on steep hillside lots for the Mutual Housing Association (MHA). Architects A. Quincy Jones and Whitney Smith, and engineer Edgardo Contini built this residence in 1948... Keep reading →