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May 18

Buy One of Taylor Swift's Beverly Hills Homes for $2.95M

Taylor Swift is rapidly earning her Reputation as one of the most prolific real estate investors of her millennial generation, with potentially yet another massive quick-flip profit coming her way from the upcoming sale of her Beverly Hills home.

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08
May 18

Steal These Rental Decorating Hacks From a '70s-Inspired Bachelorette Bungalow in California — House Tour

Name: Kit Warchol
Location: Eagle Rock — Los Angeles, California
Size: 600 square feet
Years lived in: Rent control baby!

It’s no surprise Kit Warchol is a writer/Head of Content for the female-focused website Career Contessa. Citing Joan Didion’s Slouching Towards Bethlehem as an inspiring force behind her home’s overall aesthetic, her sophisticated ’70s-style bohemian home is lined with books and peppered with meaningful mementos. Bonus: It’s also full of affordable DIY rental solutions.

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03
May 18

The Neighborhood Guide to Silver Lake

I’m a Southern California native who never meant to live in Los Angeles. I’ve now lived here twice—interrupted by a three-year stint in New York City.

I’m asked about New York versus Los Angeles often enough that I now have a canned reply: I had a deep love affair with New York City, but Los Angeles and I are friends.

Over the last three years, that friendship has grown and deepened to (what I hope is) a mutual affection, and this is largely due to my neighborhood: Silver Lake. When I moved back to Los Angeles, nearly all of my friends had left the city, and my neighborhood became my most reliable companion.

Silver Lake reminds me a lot of the East Village, where I lived in New York. It has gentrified, but hasn’t lost all of its grit. It is overrun with millennial creatives (like myself), but is also home to families and residents like my mom’s artist friends who have been living here for decades. To outsiders, the neighborhood is viewed as “hip,” even though there are trendier neighborhoods that young people are flocking to (i.e. Highland Park).

Silver Lake also has a rich history: It was the home to Disney’s first studio; one of the first gay rights protests happened in front of the Black Cat; and Laurel and Hardy filmed a now lost-to-the-world film on what we know as the Music Box Steps.

But what appeals to me most about Silver Lake is the community. Nearly all of my needs are met within a 10 minute walk, and during that walk, I’m likely to bump into someone I know. I’m greeted by name at a local pet store, a coffee shop, and by instructors at my yoga studio. I not only know my neighbors, but I’m friends with them. In a city stereotyped for car culture and the shallow film industry, I never expected to find community. But in Silver Lake, but I did.

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03
May 18

The Neighborhood Guide to Echo Park

I have called Echo Park my home for nearly a year and a half. After spending an unhappy year in a hardly-walkable area of Los Angeles’s Mid City, I decided to move to the east side neighborhood. I felt desperate to find an apartment from which I could stroll to the nearest restaurant, bar, or bookstore. Thankfully, I found that in Echo Park.

I like the neighborhood not only for the walkability, but for the creative energy. There’s always a show going on down the street at The Echo, or a new independent shop or coffee house opening their doors. Echo Park is the younger, independent, DIY-loving sister to her neighbor, Silver Lake, and I love it. What I don’t love is that my rent has gone up twice since I’ve lived in my apartment.

Echo Park, to me, is typified by the nights out that I’ve spent with my roommate at an old French restaurant and bar on Sunset Boulevard. One evening, while drinking our cocktails and minding our business, a horde of gorgeous, long-haired people who looked like extras in a Father John Misty music video filled the space. We were completely confused, but also entertained. Another night, we walked in expecting the place to be fairly empty, only to be kindly invited to join the gay men’s mixer going on that evening. You never know what might happen on a night out in Echo Park and that’s the fun of it.

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17
Apr 18

Peek Inside Kristin Davis' New Brentwood Manse

It’s the kind of place where you could easily imagine perfectly imperfect couple Charlotte and Harry spending their happily forever after, if they ever deigned to leave New York. But instead of a faux set for Sex and the City, this art-filled villa in Los Angeles is the place where very real actress Kristin Davis is now calling home.

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02
Apr 18

This DJ's Beverly Hills House Has a "Costco Room"

Where you live is important. Not because of the location, but because it is your home. But, if we could live in Beverly Hills, we would in a heartbeat. Zedd (AKA Anton Zaslavsk) has 9,400 square-foot home that literally every millennial would dream of living inside of. It is so cool, it even has a Costco room.

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01
Apr 18

Adam Levine Sold His LA Mansion to John Mayer

With celebs often buying one another’s homes, sometimes the world of celebrity real estate can feel like one big episode of Trading Spaces. Such is the case when it comes to the recent sale of Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo’s home. The Maroon 5 frontman and star of The Voice and his model wife have just sold their sprawling LA ranch — which registers at just over over 7,000 square feet — to fellow musician John Mayer for $13.5 million. That’s right, the couple are not coming home to this five-bedroom, seven-bathroom estate located in Benedict Canyon any longer.

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06
Mar 18

The Cartorialist's Classic, Relaxed California Home — House Tour

Name: Carly Kuhn
Location: Larchmont — Los Angeles, California
Size: 1,303 square feet
Years Lived In: 1.5 years, renting

“I moved into this space about year and a half ago. I was drawn to this space because of the great location. As a New Yorker, I love this Larchmont area that’s really walkable. It also has insane light, which is always a priority, especially since I work from home and need a lot of light to feel inspired,” admits Carly Kuhn, artist and founder of The Cartorialist. But even after over a year in this loft space, she didn’t quite feel like she had her home’s layout right. There’s lots of light and beautiful views, but also a wide open floor plan. She explains that “it was difficult to conceptualize the entire design and layout without seeing everything together.”

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04
Mar 18

This Santa Monica Beachfront Home Was Owned By Cary Grant

A luxurious Santa Monica vacation home that once belonged to Hollywood royalty is up for sale for the first time in 40 years. Built in 1929, the home was previously owned by Cary Grant and Western star Randolph Scott. Over the years, the spiffy digs were frequented by stars like Grace Kelly, Howard Hughes, Sharon Tate and George Gershwin. Buyers tempted to follow in those fancy footsteps can do so for $11.995 million.

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12
Feb 18

This Iceland-Inspired Tiny House Packs a Lot of Style Into 320 Square Feet

At the beginning of the year, Zillow compiled a list of US cities with the worst housing shortage crises, which predictably included the Los Angeles area. Like other large metropolitan centers, the city has struggled to accommodate its population, despite building homes at a faster pace. Fortunately, designers are developing innovative solutions to the widespread problem like Plús Hús, a tiny home from Santa Monica, California-based design studio Minarc.

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