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Week In Review: Case Study No. 9, CB Lofts, 600 Spring, Ritz Topping, Crazy Gideon, Architect Auction

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PACIFIC PALISADES: Welcome back. After 20 years, Case Study No. 9 returns. It's the Entenza Home, designed by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, and according to the listing, it's now being used as a guest house.

WEST HOLLYWOOD: Maybe that big development in West Hollywood, CB Lofts, is the holiday present you wanted to buy yourself. The whole thing is for sale: It's a 15,000 square foot lot with a pool and 12 units is listed for $8 million.

DOWNTOWN: Some downtowners questioned developer Barry Shy's decision to put in windows at the base of 600 Spring. But many commenters jumped to Shy's defense. We wonder if Shy is secretly putting in cannons.

DOWNTOWN: LA Live's Ritz-Carlton topped off (not the glass, the beams). After the sweet beam-lifting music, Ted Tanner, VP of real estate for developer AEG, talked up plans for another hotel for the area. More tourist revenue.

DOWNTOWN: Is Crazy Gideon crazy to get into the housing market? Renderings emerged of his planned adaptive re-use project/new apartment complex for 814-828 Traction Avenue, site of the current Crazy Gideon's store. In terms of location, you can't get much better than the spot he's building on.

LOS ANGELES: We'll have to find out how much these drawings actually went for. There was an auction of sketches from some of our city's finest architects, a present that would make a fine stocking stuffer.


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