1615 North Laurel Avenue in West Hollywood: An Eagle Eye View of an Evolving Strip

1615 North Laurel Avenue, street view.Hollywood seems to occupy the lion’s share of LA’s cultural caché, but there’s so much going on West of Hollywood too—like, specifically in West Hollywood, for example. The city is in somewhat of a flux right now, but gorgeous architecture like these Spanish Colonial condos at 1615 N. Laurel Avenue are a constant reminder of the city’s history of grandeur.

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628 North Kilkea Drive in Fairfax Village

628 North Kilkea Drive, viewed from its courtyardThis stunning 1926 Spanish duplex features original detailing, updated modern conveniences and a very spacious floor plan. Elegant and inspired, 628 North Kilkea displays its pedigree with characteristic stucco walls, red clay tile roof, sweeping archways, and a private courtyard. Its romantic appeal blends Mediterranean, Moorish and Spanish Colonial. All this, within steps to arguably the city’s best shopping boutiques, and the venerable Fairfax Village for eats and culture.

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146 S. Clark: Swanky Condo Living in Beverly Grove

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Much ado has been made about the name Beverly Grove as to whether it’s a suitable for the area that lies somewhere between The Beverly Center and The Grove. A quick scan of the LA Times mapping project’s comments for Beverly Grove confirms this with dozens of impassioned voices on all sides of the debate. Regardless, whether you call it Beverly Grove, the Miracle Mile, Beverly Heights, Beverly Melrose, South West Hollywood (SoWeHo), East Beverly Hills or Beverly Hills Adjacent, there’s no doubt that if you’re lucky enough to live in one of its amenity-filled residences like 146 S. Clark Drive, then you’ll just call it home. Read on to learn more about #302, for sale right now at $749,000

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123 N Kings Road Loft #1 – Pugh + Scarpa, AIA

4x6_MLS__IMG_9133Swanky loft living in the heart of trendy West Hollywood/Beverly Center area? A Pugh + Scarpa Masterpiece? That’s what I’m talking about!

It’s rare to find the minimalist-style lofts of Venice and downtown Los Angeles in this section of the city, and even rarer that they embody the spirit of impeccable design like this stunning condominium at 123 N. Kings Road. Designed in 2008 by renowned architects Gwynne Pugh and Lawrence Scarpa of Pugh + Scarpa (now Brooks + Scarpa and, separately, Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio), this 1 bedroom/2 bath 1,509 square foot architectural offers all the comforts of luxury in one of the most desirable locations of Los Angeles.

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