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Coming home to this little red cottage, it must be easy to forget you’re smack dab in the middle of the city. Built in 1924, the cozy two-bedroom, one-bathroom house sits on a quarter of an acre of prime Wonderland school district territory, complete with a flat yard and surrounded by mature trees. The house is cozy, to be sure, but sunny and bright, with a wood-burning fire place, narrow eat-in kitchen, and master bedroom upstairs. The property has a tenant through August, but is on the market now for $949,000 . · 8337 Utica Drive [Redfin]
There was a ceremonial groundbreaking (shovels in dirt, forced smiles, cameras, a lion dancer routine, etc.) held yesterday for the big Blossom Plaza mixed-user in Chinatown and it’s been a long time coming for this project, which suffered blows dealt by the recession and the death of the state’s redevelopment agencies . But it’s now a go and real construction begins in August . When finished in two years, Blossom Plaza will have “240 housing units — 53 of them for low-income individuals — along with 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, a 17,000-square-foot plaza and 392 parking spaces,” the Downtown News reports . Developer Forest City Residential West and architect Johnson Fain displayed this new rendering at yesterday’s event, depicting a more … colorful project than previously rendered .
Dwell On Design , America’s largest innovation event, explores how innovators are moving forward in an ever-changing space. This year’s event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from June 21-23 . DOD will transform 200,000 square feet of concrete into a design incubator where prefab comes to life and design luminaries debate and discuss the issues of today. With more than 400 exhibitors, 200 speakers, 2000 products, and an expected 30,000 attendees, DOD has become the largest design event in the US. The event will feature constructed wonderlands, including Dwell Outdoor , the Tech Zone , and the modern family lounge .
The Architect’s Newspaper checks in on the decade-long process of building a tennis court/nightclub/office/guesthouse at John Lautner’s glorious Sheats-Goldstein House and explains how it’s all gonna work: “Floors are made of poured-in-place reinforced concrete. The furniture is also made of custom board-formed concrete, the rhombus-shaped tables are topped with stainless steel, and Goldstein’s own desk cantilevers dramatically from his office wall.” More photos here and here . [A/N, rendering via]