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N 26 B 11.6K C 16 E Oct 20, 2013 F Oct 20, 2013
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Quite simply, one of the most beautiful and inviting modern homes I have set foot in. The 5-bedroom, 5.5 bath house in 4,796 sq. ft. is currently (October 2013) on the market listed for sale for $5.2M, and described in the listing as "Breaking down barriers between private and public spaces, the Architects language seamlessly links 5 Beds and 5.5 Bths with a profound connection to nature. Redefining the Great Room; Chefs kitchen, dining room and family room open up like an origami flower to Saline Pool, multiple Private Decks with landmark views and landscaped plazas by premiere Award winning Landscape Architects James Lord and Roderick Wyllie. Luxurious Master Wing; 2 decks forming 360 degree views. Private lower suite opens to another garden where 3 olives trees stand guard over sliding platform revealing hilltop spa. Fleetwood pocket doors, Art-inspired outdoor shower, large piece of additional land, 3 car garage. You're never removed from the outside with Mountains and sky all around you. The Ultimate Modern Family Living."

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Spanish Colonial Revival style residence designed for F. R. Little by prolific architect Robert D. Jones, originally built in 1928. The five bedroom, four bath house in 3923 sq. ft. is referred to as the "Cazador Castle; a tile plaque on the front of the house reads, "La Casita de Micieto y Sus Hermanos". Located at 3845 Lavell Drive in the Glassell Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

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N 26 B 5.7K C 9 E Mar 14, 2014 F Mar 14, 2014
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The historic Fox Wilshire Theater opened on September 19, 1930 and for many decades served as one of 20th Century Fox's premiere theaters. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 3, 2012.

The theater was renamed the Saban Theater in 2008 in recognition of a $5 million grant from Haim and Cheryl Saban. It is now regularly used as a live performance venue.in recognition of a $5 million grant from Haim and Cheryl Saban. The film "How to Marry a Millionaire starring Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall premiered at the theater in November 1953.

The theater is located at 8440 Wilshire Boulevard. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission.
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•My wife and I made a pilgrimage to Rose Hills Memorial Park yesterday to check out its famous chapels. Having read about architect Fay Jones’ SkyRose Chapel in David Gebhard and Robert Winter’s book “An Architectural Guide to Los Angeles” described in the book as a “neglected masterpiece resembling a Stealth bomber taking off”, I confess to being more than anxious to see it in person! The park itself is huge with multiple entrances (apparently it’s the largest cemetery in the United States). Arriving at the park in the late afternoon, and wanting to make sure we saw as much as possible before the sun set. We first stumbled upon the diamond-shaped Hillside Chapel believing we had reached our destination. I speculated without knowing that the name “SkyRose” had been changed to “Hillside” as the small chapel vaguely at least fit the description. Next up the hill was the “Memorial Chapel” with its Oscar Niemeyer-style architecture: upward-spiraling towers floating in a bubbling reflecting pool. Was this the famous Skyrose we were yearning to see? As we prepared to leave, my wife spotted an otherworldly shape peaking out of the trees above: “I think I found it!”, she enthusiastically announced. Sure enough, we had not reached our destination after all, and the best was yet to come. Perched on the park’s highest hill, the chapel is absolutely stunning. We parked our car below the summit, taking in its sheer beauty. Take a look at these photos and see for yourself, a visual reminder of the fact that Los Angeles is a goldmine of outstanding architecture.

Googling “Skyrose Chapel on the internet, I learned that several scenes in Star Trek was shot in the SkyRose Chapel. “The chapel was used as a filming location for several interior locations on the planet Vulcan”.

Rose Hills Memorial Park is located at 3888 Workman Mill Road in Whittier, California. Please do not use this image in any media without my permission.
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N 22 B 16.4K C 15 E Jan 20, 2014 F Jan 20, 2014
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The Streamline Moderne style home was designed by local architect Clair Philip Earl in 1984. The architect was born in Duluth, Minnesota and attended community college in Virginia. After World War II he began a career designing houses for a local builder, although at the time he had no formal architectural training. After relocating to Glendale, California, he studied architecture through the UCLA extension program, obtaining his architect's license in the early 60s. He operated a small practice generally with only one or two associates; he was partners with Gary Grant Sainsbury in 1968-69 and in 1970, he joined forces with William Olen Brock, styling themselves as Earl and Brock, AIA Architects.

He continued designing commercial buildings, condominiums and custom homes, mostly in the Glendale area until his 90s. Among his many achievements are included the Allan F. Daily Residence (Glendale Register of Historic Resources #63) located at 3637 El Lado Drive; the Glendale Peace Memorial, Verdugo Club of Glendale, Piedmont Pines Townhouses; Rancho California Golf Resort, Melby and Anderson Law Firm Building, Burbank Board of Realtors, The Woodlands Office Building, Piedmont Park Office Complex, among scores of others.

The Phillips House has a real Streamline Moderne feel with rolled pipe railings, cylindrical tower and narrow slit windows. The owner of the house confessed to me that "living in the house feels like living on a ship". Located at 1671 Gladys Drive in the College Hills neighborhood of Glendale, California.

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