Los Feliz home for sale

Enter through a round castle turret to find a jaw dropping wood-beamed Cathedral ceiling. Gothic arches, crown moldings and center medallions that encircle feudal fixtures. A grand fireplace beckons to all. Nestled in a mythical Sherwood Forest this stately yet welcoming Tudor Revival home in the sought after Los Feliz hills has the added bonus of a magnificent, lovingly tended “‘secret garden.” Large pines and California Oaks encircle a flat green space and a large dark bottom pool – perfect for private family gatherings or grand scale entertainment; detached pool house offers a wet bar, half bath and dry sauna.

Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty Los Feliz, BRE 01430290
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Yelp’s Top Choice is Big Pine’s Copper Top BBQ

BIG PINE, Calif. (KABC) --
Copper Top BBQ in Big Pine was named the best restaurant of 2015 by Yelp. The father-and-son owners were blown away by the top honors.

The small barbecue joint is located along Highway 395 on the way to Mammoth.

Co-owner Hank Otten said he broke down in tears when he heard the news.

"This was amazing. It was a local gentleman that came to me and he had a smartphone and he had walked up. We had not heard anything about it, and it just happened," Otten said.

Copper Top BBQ has been open for about 1 1/2 years. Since Yelp crowned it the best restaurant in the country, business has shot through the roof.

Hollyhock House Nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage

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The iconic Hollyhock House in Los Angeles has been nominated to the UNESCO World Heritage List along with nine other American sites designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

“Frank Lloyd Wright is widely considered to be the greatest American architect of the 20th century and his works are a highly valued and uniquely American contribution to the world’s architectural heritage,” U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said in a statement Friday announcing the nomination.

If approved, these locations would join the ranks of more than 1,000 protected natural and man-made sites in 161 countries, including the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the pyramids of Egypt, the Statue of Liberty in New York and Yosemite National Park in California.

Modern works of architecture that have been recognized in the past include the Sydney Opera House, the city of Brasilia and the Bauhaus School in Germany.

“World Heritage Sites draw visitors from around the world, providing not only prestige to local communities but also a boost to their economies,” Jewell said.

The designation can mean increased funding for preservation efforts.

The Hollyhock House in East Hollywood’s Barnsdall Park is just one of several properties designed by Wright in the Los Angeles area, but the only one to make the conservancy’s list.

Other locations include the Ennis House in Los Feliz, the Anderton Court shops in Beverly Hills, the Sturgis House in Brentwood and the Millard House in Pasadena.

UNESCO says a World Heritage site should “represent a masterpiece of human creative genius” and be an outstanding example of a type of building or architecture that “illustrates a significant stage in human history.” You can read more about their criteria here.

Here’s what the conservancy had to say about the Hollyhock House in its nominating document (which you can find here):

“The house dramatically exemplifies a residential architecture appropriate for its romantic Southern California setting and the region’s historical traditions. As a courtyard house, Hollyhock House seamlessly melds exterior and interior living space, providing each room with its complementary outdoor space in the form of terraces at both ground and roof levels.”

You can see the full list of sites included in the nomination in the map below.
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The nomination has been a long time coming.

Two Frank Lloyd Wright properties — Taliesin and Taliesin West — were proposed by the U.S. in the early 1990s, but the nomination was deferred in favor of a broader selection that would better represent the architect’s career and accomplishments, according to Stephen Morris, chief of international affairs for the Interior Department.

It wasn’t until 2003 that the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, armed with a grant, assembled a group of scholars to create the list, Morris told KPCC.

The conservancy submitted its new 10-site list in 2006, when the Department of Interior put out a call for applications. It would still take years to make it through the process.

“It was a complicated nomination, you know, with having 10 properties in seven states. There’s a lot of coordination that had to take place,” Morris said.

In 2008, the Wright properties, under the title “Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright,” made the department’s initial cut, Morris said. In 2011 the list was finally authorized for nomination.

It took more than three additional years to put together the 400-page formal nominating document to submit to UNESCO.

“We think it’s a strong proposal, and we have every confidence that it will be well-received. There may be some technical issues. Sometimes there’ve been concerns expressed by the International Council on Monuments and Sites about the buffer zones around our properties, and some other issues. It’s really hard to predict,” Morris said.

Now it’s up to an international committee to decide whether the Wright sites should be on the World Heritage List. But hurry up and wait — a decision isn’t expected until sometime in 2016.

For now, Wright enthusiasts will have to be satisfied that the Hollyhock House, which has been closed for renovation for the last six years, will soon reopen to the public.

Farmers Markets in Los Angeles

Find fragrant bouquets of freshly picked flowers, dewy bundles of organic lettuce, baskets of crisp apples and trays of flaky, artisanal pastries that beckon to shoppers from the stalls at LA’s numerous farmers markets. While you’re in town, make sure to visit one of these open-air gatherings to see what local farmers, bakers and crafters have to offer.
The Original Farmers Market

If you only have time to visit one farmers market, this one should be it. With more than 100 restaurants, shops and food vendors, this Los Angeles institution has been offering fresh produce, specialty foods and authentic ethnic cuisine to Los Angeles visitors and locals for nearly 80 years. Check out their interactive directory to plan your shopping list.

Third and Fairfax, www.farmersmarketla.com, Mon.–Fri.: 9 a.m.–9 p.m.; Sat.: 9 a.m.–8 p.m.; Sun.: 10 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Larchmont Farmers Market

What this quaint market lacks in size, it makes up for in quality. Fill your basket with ripe, juicy tomatoes; generous bundles of sweet basil; flavored olive oils; and fragrant, hand-poured soy candles.

209 N. Larchmont Blvd., Lot #694, Sun.: 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Hollywood Farmers Market

Before heading to the Walk of Fame, experience Hollywood like a local by walking through its vibrant farmers market. Whether you’re stocking up on groceries or filling up on pre-prepared foods, this centrally located gathering has everything a hungry shopper could crave. Tip back freshly shucked oysters on the half shell, nibble on grilled sweet corn on the cob, and sip mouthwatering watermelon lemonade while meandering through the aisles of produce and meat stands.

Ivar and Selma Ave., between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd., Sundays: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Santa Monica Farmers Markets

Head to Santa Monica, where three days a week various farmers markets tout entertainment for the whole family, including a petting zoo, pony rides, live music and plenty of hot food stands. Take advantage of the free parking or free bike valet, and get ready for an afternoon of entertainment, picnicking and shopping near the ocean. Watch for special events like cooking demonstrations, “ask the dietician” sessions and appearances by local chefs.

City of Santa Monica Farmers Markets, Arizona Ave. & Fourth St., Wed.: 8:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.; 2200 Virginia Ave., Sat.: 8 a.m.–1 p.m.; 2640 Main St., Sun.: 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Brentwood Village Farmers Market

Sure, this weekend gathering has all the hallmarks of other neighborhood farmers markets, but it also boasts an impressive selection of handmade jewelry. While you’re deciding on something sparkly to buy, munch on a treat from the Great Harvest Bread Company, or opt for a pork and cheese-filled pupusa from a mom-and-pop stand.

741 S. Gretna Green Way, Sun.: 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Venice Farmers Market

The Friday market in Venice is on the small side, but the vendors here are known for being super friendly. Don’t be surprised if you end up hearing all about the potato grower’s special blend of soil or if you snag a from-memory recipe for grilled zucchini salad. The market comes with a dose of Venice’s famous bohemian vibe — everything is compostable or recyclable, there’s plenty of bicycle parking and it’s not too hard to find a shot of wheatgrass.

Venice Blvd. & Venice Way, www.venicefarmersmarket.com, Fri.: 7 a.m.–11 a.m.
Century City Farmers Market

For a mid-week jaunt through an open-air market, head over to this outdoor event, where shoppers line up for Hawaiian barbecue chicken, made-to-order empanadas and a variety of flavored hummus and pitas.

1800 Avenue of the Stars, Thurs.: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Echo Park Farmers Market

This mellow market might skimp on the crafts and jewelry booths, but it has plenty of fresh produce to make up for it. Stock up on groceries for the weekend, such as flavorful heirloom tomatoes, Japanese cucumbers, massive avocados, free-range poultry and herbed goat cheese.

1125 Logan St., Fri.: 3 p.m.–7 p.m.
Beverly Hills Farmers Market

This mid-size market boasts easy parking, live music, a petting zoo, and plenty of ready-to-eat staples like kettle corn, made-to-order crepes, tamales and burritos. Before leaving, try the ruby-red strawberries at Harry’s Berries and the artisanal pretzels rolls from Rockenwagner Bakery.

9300 Block of Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, Sun.: 9 a.m.–1 p.m., http://www.beverlyhills.org/exploring/farmersmarket/
Studio City Farmers Market

This Sunday market is a favorite among the toddler set — it offers pony rides, a petting zoo, a train ride and a bouncy slide, in addition to plenty of locally farmed produce. Epicureans won’t be disappointed, either. Vendors sell homemade sauces, pastries and preserves, and one will even sharpen your favorite kitchen knives.

Ventura Place between Laurel Canyon Blvd. and Radford Ave., Studio City, Sun.: 8 a.m.–2 p.m., www.studiocityfarmersmarket.com
Encino Farmers Market

During peak summer months, dozens of regional growers converge at this farmers market in the Valley, where you’ll find everything from locally made honey to local eggs, meat and cheese. Oh, and endless piles of colorful, fragrant fruits and vegetables.

17400 Victory Blvd, Encino, Sun.: 8 a.m.–1 p.m., www.localharvest.org
Downtown LA Farmers Market

Because this market features just as much delicious, ready-to-eat street food as it does produce, it’s a favorite among Downtown workers, who fill up for lunch on Thai barbecue chicken, falafal wraps, roasted nuts and authentic tamales, and then take home local veggies and artisan bread for dinner.

Bank of America Plaza, 333 S. Hope St., Fri.: 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Los Feliz Home for Sale

Presented here is Classic and Magnificent Los Feliz home. Gated Entrance Leads To An Impressive Custom Carved Mahogany Front Door & Monumental Basilica-Like Curved High Ceilings, wood Flooring Throughout. 7 Custom Handmade Scones & Chandelier Illuminate The Living room. Fireplace & Spiral Staircase Leading To The Master Suite, 2 Bedrooms & 2 Decks. Master Includes Custom Entry Hall Ceiling W/ Views Of Lush Backyard & Pool/Spa, Large Master Bath. Formal Dining Room w/ Antique Crystal Chandelier, One Of A Kind Gourmet Kitchen Complete With Custom Backsplash Viking Appliances & Remarkable Island Overlooking The Family Room. The lower level has a large office/guest suite ,laundry room & 3/4 Bath. Custom Deck Leads To Large Grassy Backyard With Pool & Spa. New Roof, Newly repiped , New Sewerline, New Roof, 2 Tankless Water heaters. Listing Courtesy of Wealthpoint Realty Solutions.cromwell

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Hollyhock House Will Reopen

The famous landmark Hollyhock House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, will reopen to the public on February 13th and will remain open for 24 hours starting at 4pm for self guided tours.

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After the Feb 13th open tour, the city owned home will be open Thursdays through Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for a fee of $7 for adults, $3 for students and seniors with identification, and $3 for children under 12 when accompanied by a paying adult. Special arrangements may be made for docent-led tours, group tours, guided tours.

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Desirable Los Feliz home. Remodeled home features step down living room with fireplace and leaded glass bay window. Kitchen offers custom cabinets, stainless appliances. blogStGeorge8

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blogStGeorge3073Spacious floor plan with 4 bedrooms 3 baths. Huge master suite with walk in closet and french doors to rear patio. Plenty of closet space. Wonderful outdoor entertaining patio area with pergola. Listing Courtesy Keller Willims Realty Hollywood Hills

MidCentury Home For Sale 2218 Silver Ridge

SilverLake Mid-century home designed by William Fuller in 1953. 3 bedroom, 2 bath single family home. Open floor plan. Cooks kitchen with custom bamboo cabinets, stainless steel appliances and quartz counter tops. Master suite with spa quality bath. beautiful courtyard. 2 additional bedrooms located opposite from the master bedroom, share their own bath with optional use as a den if only 2 bedrooms are needed. Fully enclosed yard adds to the privacy of the indoor/outdoor living, epitome of mid-century architecture. Listing Courtesy of Keller Williams Realty -

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