You've only got a few weeks left to take in a quintessential summer experience: Street Food Cinema, an inspired combo of outdoor movies, gourmet food trucks and music. Since our summer is notoriously endless, you’ve got ‘til November 4.
Any home designed by the revered Richard Neutra naturally captures the architectural spotlight. But the 1953 Schaarman House is owned by advertising icon Jeffrey B. Gorman — a man who appreciates its star appeal as much as its dramatic beauty. With his help, it’s amassed a string of film and commercial credits that any human actor would envy. The home at 7850 Torreyson Drive in the Hollywood Hills has just been listed by Aaron Kirman at $8,000,000.
Set back above Mulholland in a quiet, gated cul-de-sac on nearly an acre, the Schaarman Home reflects Neutra’s signature love of experimentation, connection to nature, and simple geometry. It’s highlighted by walls of glass, long sweeps of beamed hardwood ceiling and a massive rough stone fireplace.
The residence overlooks sweeping views of city lights and distant San Gabriel Mountains, with vast pastoral views sweeping away from both sides. An entry garden reflecting pool, expansive flat lawn and large pool highlight the grounds. On the opposite side of the property, a separate one-bedroom guest house is hidden away by mature trees and surrounded by stunning views. The striking locale has enhanced an array of commercials and movies. It even played a feature role as the set of the 2001 film The Anniversary Party starring Alan Cumming, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Phoebe Cates, Kevin Kline and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Since it began in DTLA’s Grand Avenue Arts District in the ‘80s, Grand Performances has emerged as one of SoCal’s major free performing arts presenters. Next up: the LA Chamber Orchestra 50th season debut and an intimate talk with Art Garfunkel.
After incredible job growth in July, which rose to 84,500 positions, August data from the California Employment Development Department was mixed, showing a decline of 8,200 jobs. However, there are some discrepancies between the overall state number and California’s combined metropolitan...