Comedian Aziz Ansari, best known as Tom Haverford on Parks & Recreation, has "treated himself" to a very lovely house in fancy Los Feliz Estates--the Hong House was built in 1969 and designed by a young architect named Roger Hong with the help of his bosses, post-and-beam masters Conrad Buff and Donald Hensman. The house was built for Hong's parents; his father YC Hong was an immigration attorney and possibly the first Chinese-American person to pass the California Bar, in addition to being "instrumental in the development of Los Angeles' New Chinatown back in 1938 when the Old Chinatown was leveled to make way for the city's central train terminal, Union Station," according to Modern Homes LA. The well-preserved house has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a really rad looking courtyard with deck, a pool and spa, and a kitchen with original walnut cabinets but updated appliances. (If you need to see more, the great architectural photographer Julius Shulman shot the house in 1969.) The Hong was never listed on the open market, but was asking $2.699 million. Real Estalker reports Ansari paid $2.687 million.
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