Sunday, August 30, 2015

Mount Washington stories, photos and more

Mount Washington’s Fan Man restores refreshing reminders of the past

Fan guy. Photo by Brenda Rees

MOUNT WASHINGTON -- In a tiny workspace, Osvaldo Garcia gives a mini-tour of his prized antiques. They gleam with bright silver chrome, intricate patterned grills and artistically designed blades, and their names invoke coolness: Polar Cub, Cool Spot and Freshened Air. “Everyone knows me as the Fan Man,” he says with a friendly laugh. Read More »

Restored Modern in the Hills of Mount Washington


Designers Breland/Harper consider the experience of their homes from every aspect. They compose fine but simple elements - flooring imported from Italy, solid brass hardware, hand poured concrete counters - and combine them with a minimalist eye. Read More »

For Sale: Mt Washington 3/2 Sweet Home


1707 Bridgeport Dr | $549,000 | Property Website So just about the time you thought your chances for a sweet NELA 3/2 under $600,000 were gone…along comes a great package of open kitchen/dining/living room, a generous master suite and the sheer delight of Elyria Canyon’s trails ... Read More »

For Sale: Mt Washington 3/3 with Mountain Views


851 W Avenue 37 | $889,000 | Property Website Aspen meets Mt Washington! And, just like a great ski lodge, the results are a tantalizing blend of rustic charm, bold spaces & long distance views to sooth and inspire. Soaring ceilings and rich textures greet you ... Read More »

Elderly man killed in Mount Washington fire

alder drive fire map

MOUNT WASHINGTON —  The body of a 71-year-old man was found inside a car parked in a garage that caught fire early this morning in  the 1800 block of Alder Drive, according to the L.A. Fire Department. It took firefighters about half an hour to knock ... Read More »

Mt Washington Mid-Century Masterpiece


Mid Century was born HERE in the Pilot House. When A. Quincy Jones, Whitney R. Smith and Edgardo Contini were contemplating their now famous Mutual Housing Association, they wanted a place to test drive the engineering, innovation & inspiration that would deconstruct staid ways of thinking about space and create open, energetic hillside homes where great design meets practicality, open equaled privacy and bold ideas have become timeless for generations to come. Read More »

For Sale: Mt Washington Modern Farmhouse


725 Quail Drive | $859,000 | Property Website A New England farmhouse met a Mt Washington oak tree and they fell madly in love…and you will too as you head up the gentle slope, stand under this heritage tree and take in the tranquility, space & ... Read More »

For Sale: Mt Washington 3/3 with Views


515 Crane Bl | $825,000 | Property Website Summertime and the livin’ is easy, lights are twinkling & the view is divine. The floor plan is bright, open & the ceilings are high, so move right in to this Mt Washington hill-top, whip up a great ... Read More »