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Charming bungalow in historic Gartz Court

The bungalow court was born in Pasadena in 1909. It was an instant hit for families who wanted their own homes at more affordable prices by sharing upkeep and community space. For the next 20 years, it was the main form of multi-family housing in Southern California … and a charming highlight of...

Posted 3 years ago
 

Home of the Day: Loft-style living in West Hollywood

This loft-style residence, with raised ceilings, walls of glass and open-plan living spaces, is part of a newly built 11-unit development near the West Hollywood Design District. Floating steel bridges run between two residential towers, which feature a communal garden courtyard, rooftop decks...

Posted 3 years ago
 

Ted Clark and Heather Lillard join John Aaroe Group as directors of the firm’s international estates division

Leading Pasadena area real estate agents Ted Clark and Heather Lillard have joined John Aaroe Group based out of the firm’s offices in Old Town Pasadena. The duo has been tapped to help expand Aaroe Estates, the company’s international luxury property division, in the San Gabriel Valley. Clark...

Posted 3 years ago
 

The plant sale plant lovers plan for

If you’re a serious gardener, you’ve had your calendar marked for months. Now at last, the Los Angeles County Arboretum unveils its Fall Plant Sale on Friday and Saturday, October 16 and 17. If you’ve never been, get thee to Arcadia — your yard will thank you.

Posted 3 years ago
 

Sublimely yours. And only yours.

We treasure historic homes more than anyone else we know. Still, we can’t deny the intoxicating allure of being the first and only owner of a just-finished stunner like this one in Toluca Lake. 600-bottle wine cellar? 133-inch-screen theater? 300-sq. ft. master closet? Blazing Cat 6 cable?...

Posted 3 years ago
 

Home of the Day: A Mid-century Modern duplex in Silver Lake

Built in 1961, this renovated Mid-century Modern-style duplex features upper and lower units with open-plan living areas, beamed ceilings and floor-to-ceiling walls of glass. Wide terrace patios centering on sweeping city and mountain views extend off both levels of the home.

Posted 3 years ago
 

Mapping the buildings that define LA

For other people, the name Los Angeles may conjure up sun-drenched beaches, soaring palm trees, freeways and Rodeo Drive. But when you live here, the heart of LA is captured in these iconic buildings. Seeing any one of them says you’re really home.

Posted 3 years ago
 

Taking Our LA Luxury Story to China

An influential crowd of Chinese investors, bankers and business leaders got to know John Aaroe Group this month as our CEO John Aaroe and Chief Marketing Officer Heidi Hockenberry attended a three-day Luxury Properties Showcase in Guangzhou, China. John Aaroe was a featured speaker at the...

Posted 3 years ago
 

Our pet restaurant wowed Bon Appetit, too

Second on its annual list of the country’s ten best new restaurants is the glorious Gjusta in Venice. "Think of it as the modern-day Chocolate Room in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” says restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton. “Where do you start — with the smoked brisket sandwich or the...

Posted 3 years ago