Monthly Archives: April 2013

Garbo Rocks – A Great Blog!

My friend Allison is an amazing lady on about 1,000 different levels. Not long ago did something so unbelievably cool and so unbelievably unexpected it makes my head hurt – she went to an auction and came back the owner … Continue reading

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Happy Trails for the Hilltop House Ruins?

For those of you who have been following the saga  of Apple Valley’s once beautiful but now ruined Hilltop House here at Paradise Leased, which has recently come up for sale, I have an interesting update to share. My friend … Continue reading

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Before the Birdhouse – Some Early Mellenthin Homes

If you know anything about San Fernando Valley real estate then you know the name William Mellenthin (1896-1979) is a magic one. One of the Valley’s pioneer developers, Mellenthin was responsible for constructing literally hundreds of homes throughout Valley (and elsewhere) … Continue reading

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You’re Invited to Enjoy “The View From Santa Monica” Esther McCoy Lecture This Saturday!

If you love Southern California’s historic modernistic architecture and you have not yet “met” Esther McCoy then you will be in for a treat. From 1950 up until her death in 1989, McCoy wrote and lectured extensively and brilliantly on … Continue reading

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A Who-Dunne-It – Can You Solve the Postcard Mystery?

It’s never happened before but the ladies of Paradise Leased are stumped! As you may know, these gals pride themselves on knowing EVERYTHING, but here they have hit a brick wall. I haven’t seen them this depressed since Sanjaya was voted … Continue reading

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Save the Date – April 8, 2013 for Aaroe Architectural #21

Here’s your invite to the latest presentation of Aaroe Architectural’s continuing education series, this one featuring top interior designer James Anthony Magni.  There’s a book signing afterwards too!

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