Los Angeles House Calls
From a midcentury modern in Echo Park to a Tudor Revival in West Hollywood.
A journalist from Mississippi and a photographer from Brooklyn spend four decades making a Santa Barbara tract house their home.
Marmol Radziner creates a hilltop retreat.
In Echo Park, an interior designer and fashion designer team up to update a gorgeous midcentury home.
In exchange for a good deal on the rent, Annie Ritz and Daniel Rabin renovated their landlord’s family home.
An old homesteader cabin in the desert offers a sanctuary—and an opportunity to live slower.
The Gelinas family moves out of Sherman Oaks and finds their perfect house in Monrovia in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.
A creative couple buys their first house and, serendipitously, their style aligns: "It’s like if the Kennedys went camping."
A tech entrepreneur left the Bay Area for warmer climes in southern California, and settled in a bright circa-1949 house in the Hollywood Hills renovated to embrace color—and the view.
The show has been featured on several local news stations and has won awards, including last year’s grand prize on ABC’s The Great Christmas Light Fight. But seeing it in these contexts doesn’t quite capture the magnitude of the presentation.
We’re looking for submissions for a special edition of our House Calls series, in which we peek inside the homes of Angelenos. This time, we’re interested in finding out who really goes all out for the holidays.
A lifelong Valley resident, James had to convince his wife to buy a tract home. With help from a friend who is an interior designer, they've created a space they both love. The home is open and filled with fixtures that are both artsy and on-trend.
As Mark and Kathryn waited for insurance money to make repairs, they carefully selected cool, clean-looking materials and fixtures. The house's plaster walls are almost totally bare; there's absolutely no clutter—and there's a reason for that.
In this edition of House Calls, meet Andrew, whose love for midcentury is everlasting. "Right now, [midcentury] is a trend that will ... go out of style again, but this is me. I’ll always be interested in midcentury," he says.
Inside the Los Angeles loft of interior designer and landscape architect Paiman Salimpour, founder of Sormeh Lifestyle. Salimpour’s personal style mixes the raw with the refined for a forward-looking aesthetic.
A Los Angeles couple commissions a firm to create a home on a steep, narrow site for their family, eventually settling in a dreamy concrete pentagonal house with sweeping city views.
Annette and Gustavo's 1908 Craftsman home in Hollywood is impeccable today, but go back in time 14 years to when they bought it and you'd find a rundown place with a tarp on part of the roof; a house that, internally, was actually, visibly sinking.
Those lucky enough to be invited to the parties and brunches hosted at Eric and Frank's Pico-Union home are greeted by wide open doors. An easy flow between the interior and the exterior makes the space large and inviting for all the hosting they do.
Seth wrote to Curbed LA about his roomy loft in the Broadway Hollywood building (aka the BH Dyas Building, built in the late 1920s as the department store's Hollywood location). His decor "plays off of the industrial NYC vibes of the building."
Danielle and Thomas used the arrival of their son as a reason to pare down the belongings in their 600-square-foot apartment—not just to make more room, but also because they were "trying not to bring him into a house full of crap."
Jonathan's past experience with serious renovations gave him the confidence to overhaul his outdated condo in a stylish older building. In the end, transforming his space worth it. "I'm not here to flip homes," he says. "This is my home."