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.
By Peter Kiefer Why now? It’s a question that mystifies longtime residents of Baldwin Hills (often referred to as the “Black Beverly Hills”) and its surrounding South L.A. neighborhoods — Ladera Heights, View Park, Windsor Hills and Leimert Park — that are now seeing double-digit annual price jumps in their historic homes and an influx of... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor On the heels of the opening of a new photo exhibit celebrating the work of Paul Revere Williams comes news that the International modern-style home the pioneering architect designed for himself and his family has just hit the market for the first time. Williams designed the house, located on a gated street in the Lafayette Square Historic Preservation... Keep reading →
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 →