Two weekend treats.
546 N. Citrus Ave - $1.1 Million
The first is this amazing house. It's like the cottage that homo-Sleeping-Beauty stayed in with her three fairy godmothers and a couple of woodland creatures (Bears?). The actual owner was a Broadway actress in the fifties who acted in shows like Gypsy and Sweet Charity, so the house is still pretty gay. I think that's the first time someone's used that expression with a positive connotation.
The house itself is pretty cute, but let's not beat around the bush. This place is ALL roof.
The asymmetrical shingling should be on the cover of every design publication. Or more likely, I can see fictional character Willy Wonka driving by and thinking to himself "Oh my god. I just got the best idea. I'll call it Laffy Taffy!"
Yes, this is one of those Hancock Park gems that, should it have been placed on a thoroughfare like 3rd, would be up there with the David House. I'd love to see this crazy joint get more recognition for its batshit craziness.
Speaking of crazy, guess who got the go-ahead to announce on his blog that he's been hired by Curbed? Me! Starting July 9th, I'll be Curbed LA's official weekend blogger (where you'll soon be able to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org). I'll be running around the city, going to open houses and reporting with my usual snark. Have no fear, though, I'll still keep Houses of Hancock Park alive and running. Happy Friday!