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 an 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.

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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.

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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.

photo ©Popmasha https://www.flickr.com/photos/7194391@N03/5212262324/

Hennessey + Ingalls
Art + Architecture Bookstore

www.hennesseyingalls.com

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

Santa Monica Store:
+1. 310.458.9074
214 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90401
10:00 – 20:00 Mon-Sunday

Hollywood Store:
+1323-466-1256
Space 15 Twenty 1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Suite 8, Los Angeles, CA 90028
11:00 – 20:00 Mon-Friday
10:00 – 20:00 Sat & Sun

Chan Darae Thai Restaurant

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.!

www.chan-darae.com
+1.323.464.8585
1511 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028 (North of Sunset)
11:00 – 23:00 Monday – Sunday

One Comment 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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