Los Angeles – Honorable Mention


'Neill-House - Los Angeles, Ca

O’Neill House In 1978, Directly on 507 N. Rodeo Drive, Art Dealler Don  O’Neill began the construction of this beautiful house built as homage to Spanish architect Antonio Gaudi.  In a seeming tribute to its muse, it was not fully finished until after O’Neill’s death in 1998.  Today we can all enjoy  gazing at its facade and imagining the wonders the interiors must have.
O'Neill House - Los Angeles, Ca

O'Neill-House - Los Angeles, Ca

O'Neill-House - Los Angeles, Ca
O'Neill-House - Los Angeles, Ca

Spadena House or  The Witch’s House

At the corner of Walden Drive and Carmelita is this very special site,  The house was designed by cinematic art director Harry Oliver.  Built in 1921 in west LA as offices for a film studio, it could have been a set piece of Oz.  The entire structure was moved to its present location in 1934 by the Spadena family.


The Witch's House - Los Angeles, Ca   The Witch's House - Los Angeles, Ca
Honorable Mention There were two spots we ran into randomly and really enjoyed.  We didn’t get to spend enough time at either to get a full vision, but  they both brightened our day.  If you’re in the area, they are definitely worth a look.
Hennessey+Ingalls Art&Architecture Bookstore, Space 15 Twelve, Los Angeles, CA(above photo ©Popmasha)

Hennessey + Ingalls Art + Architecture Bookstore


An excellent and inviting selection of Art, Architecture & Design books set in a very friendly and well organized space.

Santa Monica Store:
214 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Mon-Sun: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Phone: 310-458-9074

Hollywood Store:
Space 15 Twenty 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Suite 8
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Mon-Fri: 11:00am – 8:00pm
Sat & Sun: 10:00am – 8:00pm
Phone: 323-466-1256


Chan Darae Thai Restaraunt


We stumbled into Chan Darae hungry, bordering on cranky.  We took a chance on Thai after our myriad of New York City experiences where the majority of Thai food is saturated with old oil.  To our pleasant surprise it was succulent, light and non-greasy, while allowing us to happily keep exploring L.A.!

1511 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028 (North of Sunset)
Mon-Sun: 11:00am – 11:00pm
Phone: 323-464-8585

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One thought on “Los Angeles – Honorable Mention

  1. In my opinion The Witch’s House is the most amazing house in Beverly Hills. I’m very happy that the new owner, Michael Libow saved it from demolition and renovated it. I like it’s unique architecture and it’s spooky look.

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