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Empty Nesters What Is Your Home Worth?

Empty Nesters What Is Your Home Worth? You maybe sitting on a nest egg. Westside empty nesters benefits of selling. Is your home too big? Westside L. A. homeowners is it time to downsize? Empty Nesters What Is Your Home Worth?Real estate downsizing means moving from a too large home into a smaller home or condominium. Downsizing is commonly associated with empty nesters, baby boomers and retirees. Empty nesters downsize after their kids have moved from home. Like thousands of homeowners empty nester have discovered one. They do not need all the living space. Do not need large home expenses. There is no more non-stop kid traffic, toys on the floor, loud music, teenager sleepovers, sports and cheer leader teams at your home. Empty rooms are filled with pictures, trophies and cherished memory of bygone times. But these empty rooms are gathering dust because the kids are gone. The kids have moved on starting lives of their own. Empty nester free years maybe a time for you to move on as well. Considering that you do not need or use existing living space.  Downsizing makes financial sense. Empty Nesters What Is Your Home Worth?

Empty Nesters What Is Your Home Worth?

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Old Hollywood’s “Architect to the Stars” And His South Bay Connection

Old Hollywood’s “Architect to the Stars” And His South Bay Connection PAUL R. WILLIAMS, PAUL REVERE WILLIAMS, SEAVIEW, SOUTH BAY, WILLIAMSBURG LANEOrphaned at age 4, the young Paul Revere Williams dreamed of becoming an architect. His teachers suggested he pursue something different because no one would hire a black man to design a home. Not only did he achieve his dream, but he became Hollywood’s most sought-after architect. As a tribute to the 120th anniversary of his birth, South Bay DIGS proudly honors Williams’ legacy with a glimpse at his homes in Palos Verdes’s SeaView neighborhood.By Pamela Corante-HansenImagine it’s 1960 and you’re looking for a modest home in a seaside community.

DEC18in ARCHITECTURE // DESIGN, LOCAL HISTORY, PEOPLE // INTERVIEWS // NEWS, PLACE // LANDMARKS Tags ARCHITECTURE, LOS ANGELES, NEW HOMES, PALOS VERDES,Source: Old Hollywood’s “Architect to the Stars” And His South Bay Connection |

Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in the USC Archives Photos | Architectural Digest

Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in the USC Archives Photos | Architectural Digest Never-Before-Seen Film of 7 Frank Lloyd Wright HousesUSC’s newly digitized archive of more than 1,300 photographs reveals fresh insights into the legendary architect’s workTEXT BY ERIC ALLENPHOTOGRAPHY BY FRITZ BLOCK /COURTESY OF THE HELEN TOPPING ARCHITECTURE AND FINE ARTS LIBRARY, USCPosted April 28, 2016VIEW AS SLIDESHOWLast month, the University of Southern California released a newly digitized collection of about 1,300 slides of some of the most iconic buildings in the American West, designed by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra. The photos were taken by architects Pierre Koenig, known for his own work in Southern California, including Case Study Houses 21 and 22, and Fritz Block, who owned a color-slide company in Hollywood and shot many private residences in the same area. AD has combed through the archive to bring you a never-before-seen look at some of Wright’s masterpieces from the Golden State and the surrounding area, all culled from Block’s collection. The images, taken between the 1920s and ’40s, offer a dreamy look at some of Wright’s greatest architectural accomplishments, seen from an insider’s point of view. You can also view the full archive here.Shown: With a filmography that includes Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the Ennis House is one of Wright’s best-known works. Completed in 1924 for menswear store owners Charles and Mabel Ennis, the Los Angeles home is famous for its distinctive Mayan Revival style.

Source: Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in the USC Archives Photos | Architectural Digest