Curbed – Cornerspotter: Cornerspotted: Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue

September 21st, 2014

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[Image via Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection]

Ostergirl‘s done it again, correctly guessing that the intersection in this 1950 photo is Wilshire and Fairfax. Osomatic took it one step further, noting that the photo shows the northwest corner of the intersection, looking up Fairfax—meaning that the site is now home to Johnie’s Coffee Shop. Johnie’s closed in 2000 and is now used mostly as a filming background; it’s been in The Big Lebowski, a Tom Petty video, and countless other productions. Designed by Armet & Davis, Johnie’s is also an excellent example of Googie architecture, and was named a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument in 2013.

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· Hint: Where Was This Circular Drive-In Restaurant in the 1950s? [Curbed LA]

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4 Sale – 2132 Century Park Ln #314, Los Angeles, CA 90067, $1,100,000 3 beds, 2.5 baths

September 20th, 2014

1773 sqft, 3 beds, 2.5 baths, condo in Los Angeles, CA – Century City
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – On the Racked: LA’s First Cat Cafe, Best Boot Shopping, Vera Wang Bridal Sale

September 20th, 2014

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[Image via Catfe / Facebook]

CHINATOWN: LA’s first cat cafe is finally happening—for a limited time. The “Catfe” pop-up is set to hit Chinatown October 2 through 5, from 4 to 9 pm daily.

CITYWIDE: Here’s a handy guide to LA’s best boot shops. Highlights include Acne Studios in DTLA, Anine Bing on West Third Street, and Mona Moore in Venice.

CENTURY CITY: Vera Wang’s highly-anticipated bridal sample sale returns next week. The event, at InterContinental Hotel Century City, will feature a wide selection of the wedding gown guru’s current and iconic styles.
· Racked LA [Official Site]

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4 Sale – 10800 Holman Ave #206, Los Angeles, CA 90024, $449,000 1 bed, 1 bath

September 20th, 2014

927 sqft, 1 bed, 1 bath, condo in Los Angeles, CA – Westwood
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – Art-chitecture: As part of Pasadena’s Art and…

September 20th, 2014

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 5.03.48 PM.pngAs part of Pasadena’s Art and Science (AxS) Festival, art collective Machine Project is taking over everyone’s favorite Arts and Crafts house by Greene & Greene: the Gamble House. MP always manages to make some interesting things happen in and around lovely architecture, and this event series will be no exception. Over the next couple weeks, Gamble will serve as a stage for events like “Solar Sun Chime Workshop, an Urban Cat Architecture Workshop and a Plant Preservation and Natural Perfumery Workshop”; there will also be projections directly onto the side of the house and a full roster of guest artists. [KCET]

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4 Sale – 1464 Armadale Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90042, $579,000 3 beds, 2 baths

September 19th, 2014

1418 sqft, 3 beds, 2 baths, single-family home in Los Angeles, CA – Eagle Rock
Trulia Real Estate Search – Los Angeles

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Curbed – Celebrity Real Estate: Jake Gyllenhaal Selling His Place in the Hills For $3.5 Million

September 19th, 2014

Somewhere between being all wide-eyed in The Day After Tomorrow and all squinty in Brokeback Mountain, Jake Gyllenhaal took a little break from dreamboating to pick up this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom house in the Hollywood Hills (for $ 2.5 million, according to Redfin). Nine years later, he is DONE with it, reports Variety. The house sits on nearly two acres and has “sensational panoramic views,” plus a pool, detached office, “cameras with a security system,” and a location “ideal for getting to studios and throughout much of Los Angeles.” (Despite those celeb-friendly features, Variety thinks he may have been renting it out.) Gyllenhaal’s asking $ 3.5 million; meanwhile, Curbed NY reported earlier this year that he’s been browsing for real estate in New York.

· Jake Gyllenhaal’s Hollywood Hills House Up For Sale [Variety]
· Jake Gyllenhaal is Ready to Ditch His Charming L.A. Home [Curbed LA]

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