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Colonial jewel in prime Madison Heights

This 1921 Center Hall Colonial in Pasadena’s leafy Madison Heights area embodies classic all-American appeal, devotedly preserved and enhanced through the decades. The home, at 1030 South Oakland Avenue, is currently listed by Ted Clark and Heather Lillard at $2,150,000. Beyond the...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

The Getty Center: The roof of LA

It seems fitting that you approach the Getty Center from deep underground, on a tram that lifts you into the heavens with misty glimpses of the city below. When it stops, the doors open to a vast world of sheer sunlight, breezy air and endless sky. Over its edges in every direction, Los Angeles...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

1,500 pounds of food, picked with love

Teams of agents from all John Aaroe Group offices spent a weekend picking avocados, grapefruits and oranges that would otherwise have gone to waste for the grassroots volunteer group Food Forward. The delivered our haul to three agencies: LA on Cloud 9, serving homeless on the Westside; Foothill...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

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...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

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...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

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.

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

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...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

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...

Posted almost 3 years ago
 

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...

Posted almost 3 years ago