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Photos by Wonho Frank Lee
Who lives here?
Jordana, 29, Lacy, 26, and Tracey.
What're the stats?
It's a two-bedroom we turned into a three bedroom, and two baths.
What's the rent?
How long have you been here?
What's the best feature of your apartment?
The beautiful patio and balcony.
What's the worst feature?
The first come, first serve parking, which leaves most of us parking on the street.
What do you love and/or hate about the neighborhood?
I love that that I can walk to great cafes, bars, boutiques, restaurants, and markets. I hate the traffic on my street, especially during rush hour.
What's your approach to decorating?
I'm not a big shopper, but I like to buy unique things every time I travel. For example, the hand carved wooden owl in my bedroom I got from an open air market in Cuba when I went a couple years back. Lacy likes to hunt for gems at thrift stores in the Valley on the weekends.
Any crazy/interesting stories about your apartment?
Too many! When Lacy and I moved in, the patio was so disheveled and covered in dirt, we didn't even know there was concrete on the ground! We cleaned it up and Lacy built the garden from scratch. We've, um, also had the cops called on us 11 times.
How'd you end up here?
We were living in one of the smaller units in the building, and when we saw that the people who had been here for eight years were moving out, we jumped on it immediately. I also graduated art school and went to Colombia for a month all in the same week we moved in here. It was crazy!
How's your landlord?
She's a mysterious Japanese woman that we don't see much. She's sweet though—we've never had any issues.
If you could have any living situation in LA, what would it be?
I love my place. But, also can I have a Spanish Villa with a photo studio that's somehow by the beach but still on the east side?