The Best In The Westside

Monthly Archives: February 2015

How an Old Highland Park Phone Booth Became a Tiny Library

For nearly 13 years, book designer and artist Amy Inouye has worked out of herFuture Studio office, on Figueroa in Highland Park (also home of the giantChicken Boy statue). Over the years, she’d walk to local restaurants and businesses on the busy street and every time she did she’d pass this same hollow phone booth on the corner of […]

Whats going on in the market?

Buying house
The percentage of home buyers who could afford to purchase a median-priced, existing single-family home in California in fourth-quarter 2014 edged up to 31 percent from the 30 percent recorded in the third quarter of 2014 but was down from a revised 32 percent in fourth-quarter 2013, according to C.A.R.’s Traditional Housing Affordability Index (HAI).  This is […]

Glassy Hilltop House in Mt. Washington by Case Study House Architects Asks $925k

In 1947, Kemper Nomland and his son, Kemper Nomland Jr. designed a Case Study House in Pasadena (#10). In 1950, they completed this wonderful little piece of hilltop heaven in Mt. Washington. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom house doesn’t waste the view, but uses walls of glass, a large covered patio, and plenty of outdoor nooks to capitalize on it. It’s got all the sleek, stylishness […]