Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Home & History

What do Eastside house flippers have against molding?

In defense of molding | Kendyl Young/Flickr-C.C. 2.0

For lovers of old homes, the flipper is often a foe when it comes to preserving a building's historic charm and character. In addition to ripping out original built-in cabinets and tile, one of the most common old house features to wind up in the dumpster is molding - the decorative wood or plaster trim found around doorways and at the top and bottom of walls. Now, urban homesteader and Root Simple blogger Erik Knutzen of Silver Lake wants flippers to think twice before they rip out that molding.

For Rent: Charming House with Yard in Atwater!


3502 Garden Ave. | $3,195/month | Property Website Detached homes are hard to find in Atwater. This craftsman front home is not only a sweet find, but it’s located with-in a block of all the wonderful eateries on Glendale Blvd, the heart of Atwater Village! Just ... Read More »

For Rent: Elegant Duplex with Luxury Finishes


Russell Ave. at Talmadge St. | $3,195/month | Property Website WOW! This property is stunning inside and out! Enter unexpected privacy and beauty, for this home is surrounded by a fortress of trees enclosing the huge yard. Although a duplex, this truly feels like a private ... Read More »

Art Deco relic on San Fernando Road now going for $2.3 million


GLASSELL PARK -- There's nothing like some Art Deco and Streamline Moderne touches to dress up a relatively simple commercial building. For example, the former Hemphill Diesel Engineering School built in 1923 on San Fernando Road near Division Street features a gold colored frieze filled with Machine Age imagery, including speeding trains, ocean going ships, dirigibles and even a tank.

For Rent: Two Story Spanish Dream


Aloha St. at St. George St. | $3,299/month | Property Website ** Available for move in the 1st week of May ** Walk in and immediately feel welcomed by this Spanish beauty. It has all the details we love: high ceilings, natural light, built-in book shelves, ... Read More »