I thought I'd just take a much-needed vacation from HoHP, but I'm working seven days a week now and finding the time for HoHP is just not happening. So instead of my usual posts, I'll come back every now and then and update with wrap ups of news from the last month about HoHP and some short tidbits on places I've visited. To start us off:
- The LA Times did a story on Norwood Young of the David House yesterday. It was actually an amazing interview. Despite Norwood's non-existent celebrity, the story made it to the front page. The front page! But it had everything in it: childhood trauma, plastic surgery mutilation, fights with neighbors, loss and rebirth, and a million different ways of saying "I'm so over this goddamn house." Definitely check it out.
- I saw this open house on Sunday at 368 South Rimpau and it was TERRIBLE. I loved it. It was built in the 60s, remodeled in the 70s, and again in the 80s and again in the 90s. It was totally schizophrenic. Everything was gilt. Mirrored ceiling above the dining room table. The master bedroom was MADE to be laughed at. All-in-all, a tear down if you have no sense of humor and tears streaming down your cheeks if you do.
- I have a column in CurbedLA where I write about terrible MLS photos and there are two hotspots in LA for terrible MLS photos. Santa Monica and... Hancock Park. The above is for 561 N Arden. Tragic, no?
- I went to this open house at 265 South McCadden a couple weeks ago. Saying the art in this place was eclectic is like saying the Pope is Catholic. There was a bed made to look like a nest (it was round and concave!) nestled between four birch stumps. There was a painting that looked like a 17th century war scene, but it had ferrets instead of people and they were all lime green and neon pink. I was in heaven.