Palms, the oldest neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles, and Mar Vista, a popular Westside community for families, have enjoyed an uptick in popularity in recent years thanks to their central location. Both neighborhoods are known for their ethnic diversity—stop in for a class at Red Diamond Yoga or grab an Americano at Venice Grind to see what we mean. The area is home to some of the most highly educated residents in the city (UCLA is minutes away) and is in close proximity to the brand new Metro Expo Line. Palms-Mar Vista is filled with well-preserved Mid-Century Modern architecture, Craftsman, and Spanish Colonials, and architecturally significant homes from Neil Denarii, Patrick Tighe, and Gregory Ain. Top area private schools include the Windward and Wildwood schools.
By Annie Thornton When designers Chris McCullough and Peggy Hsu bought this Spanish colonial bungalow, they wanted a project. In Mar Vista, a small community east of Venice Beach, Los Angeles, these homes sell quickly, so when they came upon a quaint fixer-upper with great natural light on a corner lot, they went for it.... Keep reading →
By Bianca Barragan Hometown architectural hero Gregory Ain apprenticed with Rudolph Schindler and Richard Neutra, and went on to have a huge impact on Modernist housing for the masses through projects like his Mar Vista tract, in which this 1,450 square foot dwelling can be found. The coolest feature of this residence is definitely the original... Keep reading →
By Claudine Zap Imagine an average Ohio home. Now, take a look at the Coconut House in Los Angeles. Trust us, nobody in Ohio grew up in a place that looked anything like this. And if the word “coconut” conjures up an image of a home dreamed up by the Professor on “Gilligan’s Island,” wrong again. To read full article... Keep reading →