One thing I love about living in L.A. is being able to see unique and beautiful architecture everyday. In my neighborhood alone there are homes that span from an East Coast-looking brick manor, to a spanish style villa, to a 1920s art deco abode, to an ultramodern loft – all within a few blocks. Judging by the other places I have lived and traveled to, this is quite exceptional.
L.A. spans diverse terrains (beaches, mountains, hills, valleys), has less strict residential building regulations and offers great weather making indoor/outdoor living possible almost year-round, all of which adds to architectural interest and diversity. I love seeing creativity flourish in this basic way, even when it means a rare, hideous home like this one (also in Hancock Park, just listed for 2.4 million…seriously?).
Hancock Park is one of my favorite neighborhoods and I adore the perfectly landscaped, big, brick manor above.
A bougainvillea archway creates a beautiful entrance.
Vines climb the side of a red brick home.
A jacaranda tree with blue sky above and a brick wall below. Jacarandas are one of my favorite plants and this time of the year they are full of blooming purple flowers.
A well-manicured succulent garden in front of a spanish style home.
The stairs and doorway of this villa are decorated with beautiful terra cotta spanish tiles. A bougainvillea and a grass-like plant in oversized pottery provide colorful curb appeal.
Happy Friday! What type of homes are your favorite?