Despite its nomenclature as a traditional ethnic enclave, Koreatown is racially mixed and popular—particularly with younger folks—thanks to historic Art Deco buildings, an ideal central location, and The LINE Hotel, which is ground zero for all things cool (Pot Lobby Bar, Poketo, Commissary, Break Room 86), and co-owned by beloved L.A. chef, Roy Choi. You’ll find lively crowds enjoying the city’s best Korean barbecue at Park’s BBQ, singing karaoke at Brass Monkey, and taking in a headlining act at the historic Wiltern. If you really want to go local, spend the day at Wi Spa, a 24/7 facility with hot and cold baths, progressive sauna rooms, spa treatments, and the vigorous body scrub that removes layers of skin and leaves you feeling like a baby.
By Jenna Chandler Los Angeles is growing increasingly unaffordable for homebuyers—especially first-time homebuyers—but unlike some other major U.S. cities (ahem, New York and San Francisco), it’s still possible to find a starter home that’s detached and comes with a front and back yards. Multifamily options abound, too, including charming units in walkable, transit-accessible neighborhoods. Here are 13 great starter homes in and... Keep reading →
By Pauline O’Connor One of the city’s earliest co-op buildings, Koreatown’s elegant Miramonte Terrace was built in 1922 for a collective of 18 families who pooled their resources to fund its construction. Along with the three-story main building, the gated complex at 3400 San Marino Street contains a detached carriage house (originally the caretaker’s lodge), which... Keep reading →
By Elijah Chiland This airy two-bedroom condo is situated in Koreatown’s elegant Miramonte Terrace. Now seems to be the time to buy in the building—we spotted another unit in this week’s Curbed Comparisons. Built in 1922, the Italianate complex is positioned around a central courtyard with vintage light posts and neatly trimmed hedges that frame a... Keep reading →