Take a Peek at the New Los Angeles State Historic Park

This week, we take a tour of the 32-acre historic park directly adjacent to Chinatown, between the LA River and the Elysian Hills. A $20 million renovation paved the way for new paths, wetlands, and a pedestrian walkway.

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Before and After: An aging dame gets a modern makeover but keeps her Tudor soul

By Carren Jao

Before its transformation, Tamara Kaye-Honey’s 1924 Tudor suffered decades of inattention.

With its wood-shingled roof, gumwood cabinetry and beige walls, the four-bedroom Altadena home lacked charm and modern comforts when Kaye-Honey first laid eyes on it.

Yet the interior designer “fell in love with the bones,” drawn to the home’s openness and dramatic arches, she said. Sensing its potential, she and husband Ryan Honey purchased the property for $1.175 million in 2007.

Over the next decade, the couple turned the cutesy storybook home into a more modern hideaway while preserving its Old World soul.

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The Art & Design of the CalEdison Building

Completed in 1931 by Allison & Allison, the Edison Building was one of the first all-electrically heated and cooled buildings constructed in the western United States. Located on the corner of 5th Street and Grand Avenue in Downtown LA’s Financial District, the fourteen-story, steel-framed building follows a classically inspired Art Deco design and features art by Merrell Gage and Hugo Balin along with seventeen different types of marble. The lobby is now open to the public with fast wi-fi, which can be accessed for free for one hour, and common areas updated by Rios Clemente Hale Studios. Here’s a look inside.

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May 2017 Newsletter

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1979 SoCal modern home with vineyard asks $3M

By Loren Ro

Location: Camarillo, California

Price: $3,049,000

This modern home was custom-designed for the Daily family by award-winning architects Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman (aka Buff & Hensman) in 1979 and has been largely untouched since then.

Combining broad horizontal lines and square volumes, the 4,328-square-foot five-bedroom sits on over three acres in Camarillo, California, and includes a one-acre boutique vineyard producing Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay grapes.

The step-down great room is the focal point of the residence and boasts a double-height ceiling with expansive glazing and clerestory windows that usher in sunlight while creating a connection to the landscape. A towering fireplace anchors the living space, which is located on one end; a dining area is found on the other.

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