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Happy Halloween!

With Halloween just a day away, I thought I would share with you the “Witch’s House” and other so-called “Storybook Houses” in the Los Angeles area.  This style was popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s.  Whimsical in form, they conjure up another world filled with fantasy and magic.  This style of home was built around […]

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Kittery, Maine

By Guest Blogger Michael Sanders Growing up in California in the 1950’s and 60’s, Maine seemed a world away. Kittery was where my grandparents lived, and I always remembered the distinctive return address on letters and cards we received from them over the years. Fast forward to 2014. We are in Boston for my cousin’s […]

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Lutah Who?

Lutah Who?  The answer is quite intriguing and I enjoyed getting to know this little known architect in Santa Barbara at a recent screening of a new documentary “Lutah. A Passion For Architecture: A Life Of Design” launched by the Lutah Maria Riggs Society.  As Santa Barbara’s first licensed female architect (1928) and the first […]

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Curated Destinations visits the Charles Farrell House in Palm Springs

I had the unique privilege recently to attend a garden party at the Charles Farrell residence sponsored by the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.  It is a fine representation of Desert Spanish, the early architectural style of Palm Springs.   As stated by Patrick McGrew in his book Desert Spanish, “The Palm Springs of the 1920’s and […]

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Curated Destinations Is Curious About Liberace-The Forgotten Entertainer

By Guest Blogger Real Estate Expert, Michael Sanders Why is it that Liberace – the flamboyant pianist and showman who was the highest-paid entertainer in the world for three decades – has been inexplicably relegated to obscurity while Elvis, Marilyn Monroe and others continue to be larger than life years after their death?  The Liberace […]

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