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Top Things to do in Los Angeles for Free

Who says you can’t do anything on Echo Park, Silver Lake, Los Feliz, or anywhere else in Los Angeles for free? If your answer is yes, we’ll prove you wrong. Courtesy of L.A. Weekly’s Best of L.A., here’s a list of the things you can do here without spending a buck.

30. Admire artwork with celebrities at Subliminal Projects

29. Watch free Improv shows at The Clubhouse

28. Hike at the Musch Trail in Topanga Canyon State Park

27. Go to The Brewery Artist Loft and join the biannual Brewery Art Walk

26. Visit Little Tokyo during their Tuesday Night Cafe and enjoy free performances

25. Listen to renowned authors as they read their work at Hammer Readings

24. Dance your heart out as Glen Roberts Big Band play swing.

23. Visit the controversial America Tropical.

22. Climb the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook

21. Pay respect to Jazz legends in their resting place at Inglewood Park Cemetery

20. Imagine wearing the famous costumes displayed at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

19. Stroll along the ruins of the Old Los Angeles Zoo at Griffith Park

18. Enjoy free drinks and music at Sonos Studios

17. Ride a bike along Metro Orange Line Bike Path

16. Travel back to 1917 Spanish colonial era by walking along Ojai Valley Trail

15. Visit the Murphy Ranch, a 1930’s Nazi compound

Read the rest of L.A. Weekly’s list here: 30 Free Things to Do in L.A. Any Time


3001 Hyperion Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027


List Price: $598,000

Property Details:

A 96 sq. ft single family home is a classical example of a 1920’s Spanish cottage house. Located across the street from the Rowena reservoir, it is situated in one of the best walking neighborhood in the city. It is also conveniently located near Trader Joe’s, Gelsons and other shopping and dining establishments.

This quaint 2 bedroom 1 bath with converted garage has retained its original charm despite the recent renovations in the electrical system. Inside, the central heat and A/C units with keep everyone comfortable all year long. On the other hand, the open patio filled with lush greenery is very inviting for some outdoor fun.

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Residential Unit to Rise in Long-Standing Vacant Lot in Echo Park

The barricaded vacant lot at Temple St. and Union Avenue in Echo Park will now be the new site of an apartment project with small space for retail.

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This triangular property at 330 N Union Avenue was supposed to be a site for a four-story, 52-unit condo development but ended into foreclosure. Now, the unknown new owner, who paid more than $2 million for the property, seeks to build a 69-residential unit apartment with 98 parking pace and 500 sq ft of commercial retail space.

Read more about this newly acquired property here: More Action On Temple: Developer wants to fill big Echo Park pit with residential project

1442 W Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026


List Price: $799,000

Built in 1909 on a 6496 Sq. Ft. lot and lovingly maintained by it’s current owners, there is a ton of character in this 2,090 Sq. Ft. 2-story Craftsman-style single family home. The property is situated in the heart of the hippest part of Echo Park above Sunset Blvd and within blocks of the newly renovated Echo Park Lake, the Dodger Stadium, the Silver Lake Reservoir, Freeways and the great shops and restaurants in Silver Lake and Echo Park area.

This is a truly unique property in Angelino Heights, part of a row of homes that embodies the historic Echo Park spirit. Highlights of this property include Formal Dining Room with Fireplace, Enormous Attic with Vaulted Ceiling, and Bonus Room/Den/Office. It also has an outdoor back deck that is perfect for outdoor barbecues with friends and family.

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Shepard Fairey Paints New Mural at Downtown Los Angeles

Echo Park’s very own street artist Shepard Fairey, whose notable works include “Andre the Giant has a Posse” and the “Barack Obama “Hope” Poster” painted a new mural on the brick walls along the Alley behind 118 Winston in Downtown Los Angeles.

His new work is his second mural in the Indian Alley, which got its name due to the presence of numerous Indian and Native American images painted all over the area.

See more photos of this amazing work here: Check This Out: Echo Park’s Shepard Fairey Paints Mural in Downtown L.A.

Get to know more about Echo Park real estate and how you can have your own place that is surrounded by rich history and culture.

What direction should you install hardwood floors


Even the finest pieces of Los Angeles real estate need some home remodeling done from time to time. These home improvements are done in order to let the place better reflect the owner’s personality or to increase the property’s value. Fortunately, there are a number of easy projects that homeowners can do themselves.

Installing Hardwood Floors

Perhaps one of the most popular home improvement projects is installing hardwood floorboards. While it may seem like a challenge, we assure you that it most definitely is not. It is surprisingly simple, and gets easier as you go through the whole process.

One of the main things you need to consider as you undertake this type of project is the direction you want to install the hardwood floors. The following are some factors that directly affect the installation process.

  • Design Purposes – Installing the floor boards in various directions can have dramatic results in terms of the whole room’s design. Of course, homeowners are still given the option of installing it in a straight direction. However, this will do nothing for you in terms of enhancing the room’s floor design.

Homeowners have the option of running the boards in a diagonal fashion. There is also what design experts refer to as the herringbone pattern. These patterns go a long way in terms of creating an interesting floor plan for your precious piece of Los Angeles real estate.

  • Room Light Source – The room’s light source is another thing you have to keep in mind as you install hardwood floorboards. For instance, if the room relies mainly on natural light, then it is advisable that you install the floorboards following the light’s direction.

This is done in order to create a uniform look for the room’s floor. If you choose to run the floorboards perpendicular to light, then you will notice that the boards will cast a shadow if there are any minor height differences.

If you are looking for ways to improve your LA home, then there is no more need to look any further. Home improvement projects such as installing hardwood floors will go a long way in terms of creating a unique look for your home. Make sure to give this project a try.

Art Exhibit: Overdrive at The Getty

laa_tall_banner“Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990.” is being featured at the Getty Museum Los Angeles from April 9 to July 21, 2013. The term ‘overdrive’ refers to the rapid growth of real estate in Los Angeles during the postwar years. It was a great contribution and willingness of its curators Christopher James Alexander, Wim de Wit, and Rani Singh. Thousands of visitors enjoy paintings, photography, sculptures, architectures, film, photography, and many more.

The exhibition is big, sprawling, and rich. It showcased plenty of work by the renowned and emerging artists. The art of urban landscape and diverse architectural innovations are put on display at the Getty Center, Exhibition pavilion. All pieces clearly showed the rapid growth of the Southern California after World War II. Different forms of art and architecture wonderfully depicted how Los Angeles evolved into the most populous and influential hub of industry, economics, and creative during 1940-1990. Drawings, photographs, models, films, animations, oral histories, and ephemera illustrated the complex dimensions of Los Angeles’s rich culture.

The show at the Getty museum portrayed all major topics such as politics, cars, aerospace, education, pivotal landmarks, religion, sports, shopping, public housing, movies, and more. The illustrator Carlos Diniz shined like a star in the exhibition through his outstanding contributions. The architect Ray Kappe displayed his unique work covering the era of 1970 and 1980. However, there were many lesser known artists and architects who contributed with their own unique and innovative pieces of art. The quality of drawings, designs, models, and photographs was remarkably high.

highways_5Modern architecture captured the attention of the visitors. It was backed by powerful institutions including the University of California system, television and movie studios and aerospace companies. The architecture of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was very close to reality. The art pieces that earned praise included a drawing showing a wide cross-section of Jon Jerde’s Universal CityWalk and a picturesque view of A. Quincy Jones’ Annenberg School at USC. A model that captured my attention for a long time was of Anthony Lumsden’s impossibly smooth design for the 1984 Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys.

We must admire the great efforts of exhibition’s curators who illustrated the prosperous years of Los Angeles through various forms of art. This exhibition got worldwide recognition and people of all walks of life appreciated it. Indeed, these healthy activities in the city boost creativity and help planning innovative ideas.

1815 Avalon St Los Angeles, CA 90026


 1815 Avalon St Los Angeles, CA 90026

List Price: $775,000

Don’t judge this house by it’s front view. Originally built in 1920’s, a permitted two story addition was added in 1978. Square footage stated is public records. Other additions without permits have taken place adding to the square footage. PRIVATE and Tranquil Environment with views of Downtown. VIEWS across canyon. Sunlight in all living spaces. Newer wood flooring in Living area & Kitchen. Crown Molding. Laundry Room. Newer granite tops. No garage. G.E. Monogram Refrigerator and Freezer. Decorative wood burning Fireplace. Cedar closets.

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New Listing: The Walt Disney Home


It seems another important piece of Los Angeles Real Estate has gone back to the market. We are referring to the house that Mickey Mouse built, the Woking Way Residence of the legendary Walt Disney. This prime piece of Los Feliz real estate is currently listed at an amount of $3.65 million. It is perfect for those who value their privacy, as the property itself is isolated.

The house for all intensive purposes is a mansion. The Disney Woking Way Residence has four bedrooms, and five bathrooms. It most likely served as the pinnacle of luxurious living when it was initially constructed. This is exemplified by the mansion’s sleeping porch, playhouse, billiards room, and two speakeasies. All of these were added for the sole purpose of making its residents as comfortable as possible. The property also has breathtaking views of the city.

However, if there is one room that best reflects the entire essence of the house.  That would probably be the screening room. It is easily considered to be the center of the mansion, serving as the heart that keeps the place alive. The screening room was specially designed for Walt Disney himself.

This 12-room mansion originally served as the home of Walt Disney and his wife Lillian way back in 1932. The mansion itself was built rather quickly, with the whole house being finished in two months’ time. As it stands the Woking Way Residence occupies no less than one acre of land. It had originally cost the Mogul around $50,000 to have the house built at the time of its construction.

While it is a well-known fact that Disney owned other houses around the Los Angeles area, his Woking Way Residence is arguably the coziest of them. This beautiful piece of Los Feliz Real Estate boasts of a two-story living room which features stained glass windows, rod iron spandrels, a Juliet balcony, and vaulted beamed ceilings.

This piece of Los Angeles Real Estate is a crucial piece of Hollywood history. Way back in January 1940, Disney’s Working Way Residence was prominently featured in the magazine Better Homes and Gardens. Its overall look effectively reflects the dominant design trend of the time, with its architectural plan combining the different aspects of various design styles. For instance, shades of French Normandy, Tudor, and Mediterranean architecture can be found all around the Woking Way Disney house.

The Woking Way Residence is perhaps one of the most important pieces of Los Feliz real estate currently available. It is certainly a testament to Hollywood’s glorious history and serves as one of the many legacies a great man has left behind. The mansion itself is luxurious and cozy; enabling its residents to bask in the fact that this house once served as a home to one of the greatest geniuses the world has seen. It is the perfect home for anyone looking for inspiration. If you act quickly, then the Woking Way Disney 12-room mansion can become your own personal happiest place on earth.Walt-Disney-Woking-Way-Residence-4-640x392 Walt-Disney-Woking-Way-Residence-2-640x403 Walt-Disney-Woking-Way-Residence-5-640x401 Walt-Disney-Woking-Way-Residence-6-640x395  Walt-Disney-Woking-Way-Residence-1-640x396 Walt-Disney-Woking-Way-Residence-3-640x397


2131 Baxter Street Los Angeles, CA 90039


2131 Baxter Street Los Angeles, CA 90039

List Price: $799,000

Built-In BBQ, Carpet Flooring, Marble Flooring, Bar, Crown Moldings, Home Automation System, Hot Tub, Intercom, Laundry – Closet Stacked, Living Room Balcony, Living Room Deck Attached, Pre-wired for high speed Data, Pre-wired for surround sound, Recessed Lighting, Storage Space, Turnkey, Wet Bar, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), DINING ROOM/AREA FEATURES: Breakfast, Breakfast Room, Dining Area, Family Kitchen, Formal Dining Rm, Living Room, KITCHEN FEATURES: Counter Top, Pantry, BATHROOM FEATURES: Double Shower, Double Vanity, Powder Room, Remodeled, Shower and Tub, Tub With Jets, BEDROOM FEATURES: All Bedrooms Downstairs, Main Floor Master Bedroom, WalkInCloset, LAUNDRY LOCATION: Individual Room

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