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Positively de LaB

One of the coolest things about Design East of La Brea (de LaB to its friends) is its visionary Making LA, recently awarded a second NEA grant. It’s bringing creative and civic leaders across Los Angeles together to share ideas on projects linked to water, transportation, density, and...

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Dramatic Bel Air view estate by celebrity architect/design team Tag Front now on the market

An expansive new contemporary estate nestled in a private setting amid pristine canyons at 1740 Bel Air Road has been listed by Aaron Kirman, President of Aaroe Estates, the international luxury property division of John Aaroe Group. The massive seven-bedroom, seven-bath, three-half-bath...

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First peek at NoHo West

It’s still a way down the road, but plans are in the works for the Laurel Plaza shopping center to be transformed into a place where locals can live, work, dine, shop, and play in one walkable main street concept around a central outdoor plaza. The first renderings give a hint of what’s ahead.

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Incomparable: The palatial Danny Thomas estate

If you had to name the single best home site in LA, this one would top the list. Set on 2.5 acres on a secluded promontory in Beverly Hills’ coveted Trousdale Estates enclave, it commands 360-degree views of the entire LA basin from Downtown to the canyons. The compound and its approx. 18,000...

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Famous star in Pasadena’s Prospect Park

The Prospect Park Historic District in Pasadena, set above the Rose Bowl on the eastern bank of the Arroyo Seco, is known for its exquisite variety of 1906-1930 homes by a Who’s Who of master architects. One of the most iconic is Hamilton House, a 1924 Colonial Revival at 445 Prospect Square...

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Exquisitely nurtured Victorian gem in Pasadena historic district

In 1897, shortly after completing work on Pasadena’s upscale Hotel Green and its fanciful Castle Green, Frederick L. Roehrig, “The Millionaire’s Architect,” designed a palatial home for grocery executive Frank L. Warner. Today, the gated Shingle style estate at 271 Markham Place in Pasadena is a...

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You don’t have to be a stegosaurus to roam the Ancient Forest

At least not now that the human version has opened at Descanso Gardens. The fascinating “living fossils” in this Ancient Forest emerged some 280 million years ago — long before flowers — and they’ve remained relatively unchanged. As you explore, think about this: many modern cycads were seedlings...

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11 local causes receive John Aaroe Group Community Foundation grants

In the past month, our Foundation awarded grants in excess of $55,000 to 11 remarkable organizations. We are proud to be a part of their vital efforts. MAPS Charities, Inc.With chapters in the San Fernando Valley and the Westside, MAPS Charities provides resources, services and programs that...

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Outpost Estates: "Jewel in the Hills"

In 1924, Mr. Hollywood, Charles E. Toberman, had a vision: create one of the most exclusive and beautiful residential parks in the world. Although the renowned Toberman was responsible for the Hollywood Bowl, the El Capitan, the Egyptian, Grauman’s Chinese, the Roosevelt Hotel and over 53...

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