West Hollywood’s borders are as unique as the city itself, but you just know when you’re in the actual neighborhood. On the architecture front, there are iconic structures such as the Schindler House, Hart House, and Colonial House, along with historical apartment buildings (Villa D’Este, the Andalusia, La Ronda, and Edward Fickett’s Ship’s Bow) in a variety of ornate styles that housed Hollywood starlets, writers, and socialites back in the day. West Hollywood is still home to stars of the big and small screens and has a thriving LGBT community (the gay bars are primarily on Santa Monica Boulevard, although North Robertson’s The Abbey is the most famous one). Get the cannelloni at old school Dan Tana’s, power shop on Melrose Place (Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier), and drink Aperol spritz’s at moody Bar Marmont. WeHo is where you’ll find the Pacific Design Center (PDC), a 1.6 million square-foot campus featuring nearly 100 showroom brands, representing 2,200 product lines.
By Bianca Barragan Located in Fairfax just west of La Brea and Melrose, this storybook house was just been restored with “careful attention to the original charm.” There’s no shortage of it. The two-bedroom house features a Dutch front door, coved ceilings in the living room an dining room, a working fireplace, and diamond-paned windows.... Keep reading →
This stunning, 5 bedroom, 6 bath English style home, located in the Hollywood Hills, has been reimagined by the Architects of Koffka/Phakos Design. Taken down to the studs in April 2013, the sellers spared no expense in creating this exquisite home that was completed in November 2015 by builder Bjorn Zetterberg. This is clearly evident... Keep reading →
Led by Los Angeles-based architects Hodgetts+Fung and West Hollywood-based developer Faring Capital, the original proposal intended to demolish “The Factory,” a historic gay culture monument occupying the site of the Robertson Lane project. The Factory is a former industrial brick structure built in 1929 to house manufacturing facilities for the Mitchell Camera Corporation. Revised plans... Keep reading →
By Bonnie McCarthy Mature oak and fruit trees dot the half-acre grounds that surround this charming two-story Traditional in the Hollywood Hills West. Designed by architect John Byers and recently restored, the 1930s home retains such character details as wide-plank wood floors, wainscoting and delicate crown molding. Sets of French doors open onto various patios and covered porches... Keep reading →
The James Beard Foundation has released its list of nominees across nearly 60 award categories, including Restaurant and Chef, Restaurant Design, and Books, Broadcast Media, and Journalism. The Awards will be handed out in a gala ceremony at the Civic Opera House in Chicago on May 2. Here’s a look at the nominees for best... Keep reading →