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Grandeur, recovered!

We’re thrilled by the growing move to restore LA’s most stunning historic buildings. Next candidate: the Neo-Gothic- Park Plaza Hotel in Westlake. Prepare to be wowed.

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Three Shades of Greene & Greene

Owners of these homes are a passionate bunch. Those who relinquish their gems at all have often just fallen in love with another one. And that’s part of what led to John Aaroe Group selling three Greene & Greene homes in a single month. Spend any time in Pasadena, and you’ll soon see it’s a...

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Water: Little changes, big savings

As Southern California’s drought crisis looms, it’s getting harder to imagine how one person can make a dent. Yet if we all took a few easy steps, we could save billions of gallons a year. Most don’t cost much, and many are free. See what we mean here.

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Valley oenophile?

You no longer have to go all the way to Los Feliz for magnificent wines: the Bar Covell team has opened Augustine in Sherman Oaks. À votre santé!

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Are these the best two acres of land in Los Feliz … and even LA?

Clearly, pioneer developer William Mead thought so. In 1911, he bought 400 acres adjoining Griffith Park from Col. Griffith J. Griffith and began to plan what would become one of the City's most beautiful subdivisions. Out of all that land, he chose this site for his own estate — the first home...

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La Modernist Masterpiece Finds Its New Love... In Belgium

Imagine a story that combines: 1) a meticulously restored Richard Neutra in the Hollywood Hills; 2) the founder of the rock band Devo; 3) a Modernist aficionado in Belgium. We couldn’t make this stuff up. John Aaroe Group recently represented Devo singer/bassist Gerald Casale in the sale of...

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You can find many views in LA. But only one like this.

Welcome to one of the most spectacular wrap-around panoramas in the city — and one of the most striking and utterly private estates in Los Angeles. Represented by Sally Forster Jones, this dramatic contemporary residence commands its own promontory off Mulholland, accessible only by a long...

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Too much beauty for one day?

Nah, we know you can handle it. The Pasadena Heritage Spring Tour on March 29 will focus on the glory of the Spanish Colonial Revival style, with private tours of several to-die-for homes in Pasadena and La Cañada. The color. The tile. The patios. The wrought iron. Don’t mind us, we’ll be OK....

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Ready for its closeup

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House has just reopened after a three-year, $4 million renovation. Check out four swoon-worthy views plus curator Jeffrey Herr’s KPCC interview.

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