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The mailbox as art

Mailboxes in Art Deco buildings were intricate gems. Karen Greene has co-authored a whole book on them, and on May 30 at 2 p.m. she’ll give an illustrated lecture at American Cinematheque — followed by a screening of Skyscraper Souls (1932) set in a Deco tower of power.

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Aaron Kirman lists landmark Lloyd Wright architectural home

Lloyd Wright’s Derby House, called one of the architect’s “strongest achievements” by UCLA historian Thomas Hines, has been listed by Aaron Kirman, President of Aaroe Estates, the luxury property division of John Aaroe Group. The approx. 3,281-square-foot home, on the National Register of...

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Superheroes Summoned to Sell West Los Angeles House

If you’re a serious comics collector, have you ever felt the urge to pin up some of your collection to a prominent wall in your home? You know, just so you can enjoy the spectacle? Well, that is exactly what a real estate agent and a production designer did when they set out to create a show...

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The illustrious Eames … in their own words

In An Eames Anthology, premier Charles and Ray Eames expert Daniel Ostroff gathers for the first time the writings of the famous architects and designers — shedding a fascinating new light on their marriage and fifty-year professional partnership. Catch one of his talks on May 23 at the Neutra...

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Eagle Rock’s soaring food scene

You wouldn’t think a pocket neighborhood could even have 21 Best Places to Eat. But hey, this is Eagle Rock. From duck carnitas to Hello Kitty cookies, longtime favorites to new meccas, this little place gets bigger on great food every day.

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Vintage charm, enhanced for today

Enchanting 1930 Spanish on one of Little Holmby’s best streets! Approx. 4,000 sq.ft. home sits slightly above the street on a nearly 10,000 sq. ft. lot, with treetop and city lights views and spacious private front patio. Ornate archways lead into captivating rooms. The frescoed living room...

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Our heart and soul

Our goal has always been to be the most caring neighbor in the communities we serve. For us, that means actively working together to make local life better. Since we first launched a foundation at Aaroe Associates in the mid ‘90s, our team efforts have invested over $2.6 million for good,...

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Retro romp, from vintage to vinyl

Long for the days when Melrose was at its old-school funkiest? Get thee to Magnolia Boulevard in Burbank, where blocks of hipness beckon all the way from Clybourn to Victory (and a couple of intriguing cross streets on the way).

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The Historic Highlands Home Tour Is Back!

If you haven’t explored this glorious old neighborhood of Altadena/Pasadena, prepare to be enchanted. The Memorial Weekend tour in this Landmark District, long an annual highlight for architecture buffs, is back after a seven-year hiatus. Unlike Bungalow Heaven to the south, houses here are a...

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