With the Metro Crenshaw/LAX Line currently under construction, the Los Angeles Rams heading to their new Inglewood stadium in 2019, and the revamp of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza into a pedestrian-oriented retail village à la The Grove, South LA is having a serious moment. Located south of the 10 Freeway and home to communities such as Baldwin Hills, Ladera Heights, Inglewood, View Heights, Jefferson Park, Leimert Park and View Park (recently added to the National Register of Historic Places), South LA is culturally and ethnically diverse and features a mixture of Spanish Colonial Revival, Ranch, Bungalows, Streamline Moderne, and Mid-Century Modern architecture. You’ll find locals climbing the stairs at Baldwin Park Scenic Overlook, dining at Woody’s Bar-B-Que, Orleans & York (voted Best Po-Boy by LA magazine), and Ackee Bamboo (authentic Jamaican), and attending the annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair, regarded as one of the best in the city.
The View Park Conservancy, led by deasy/penner agent Benjamin Kahle, was just awarded the LA Conservancy 2017 Preservation award for excellence in Historic Preservation. For more information about the project, please visit LAConservancy.org.
By Bianca Barragan Tucked away in View Park—the newly designated historic district once known as “the black Beverly Hills”—this single-story home designed by acclaimed architect Paul Williams looks like the best piece in a high-end vintage shop. Commissioned by a local “power couple” Peter and Dr. Verna Dauterive, according to the listing copy, the house... Keep reading →
New deasy/penner partner, Benjamin Kahle, is a native Angeleno, a passionate student of architecture, and the proud owner of the first historic home in all of Unincorporated LA County. As a resident of the View Park neighborhood of Los Angeles and a co-founder of the non-profit View Park Conservancy, he led a three-year initiative to... Keep reading →