Weird Houses of LA: Silver Lake

Silver Lake (or Silverlake), is one of the oldest, funkiest and most artsy neighborhoods in Los Angeles

Its weirdest house, the wavy, mosaic-crusted Burrows House, could just as well be its icon.  

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Weird Houses of LA: Studio City

 

When you think of L.A., I’m willing to bet cash money that the Hollywood sign, Santa Monica, and the Sunset Strip would come to mind before a quiet little suburb…that just happens to be home to hordes of celebrities.  

That’s why I’d like to give a shout out for my very own L.A. neighborhood, Studio City.

While there are a handful of weird houses dotted around Studio City’s hills, my personal pick is this organic mosaic creation, found on flat land at 4233 Rhodes Avenue

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Weird Houses of LA: Laurel Canyon

 

The architectural shell game pictured here can be found at 8582 Lookout Mountain Avenue, in the Los Angeles neighborhood known as Laurel Canyon

Tucked back into an area known locally as Wonderland, this nutty concoction, owned by a rental car heiress, fits right into a neighborhood steeped in a long, wacky and lurid history. [Read more…]

Weird Houses of LA: A Series


Discovering a truly weird house is like traveling to another world. And Los Angeles, dear readers, is full of different worlds.

There are few things Adam and I love to do more than tool around and gawk at houses. In fact, we looked at 43 homes before committing to our present, beloved cottage of 10 years in the LA neighborhood of Studio City.  

Since then, we’ve found ourselves ogling homes in some pretty far-flung places.  Here in LA, though, we largely do it in-between trips, to soothe our wanderlust.   [Read more…]