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Old 10-24-2014, 06:33 PM
 
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I don't really mind what may be considered "ugly" architecture in L.A. and in the surrounds ('burbs), because that's often the original, older styles and to me they tell a story.

I just love history, so maybe that's why it doesn't bother me and I actually find it interesting.

My neighborhood was primarily developed between the late 1950s and the early 1970s (my house was built in 1957, actually) and when we got here, I told my husband "This is a very Brady neighborhood" and he laughed and agreed.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:18 PM
 
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I also have a soft spot for dingbat Apts mainly for their kitschy qualities and silly names.
Me too! If they still have their tikis or lava rock or have Googie groupies..... so much the better.

L.A. is an attitude. Boring belongs to the rest of the country.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Brady Bunch house? I couldn't resist and had to look it up. It exists!

The exterior shots of the fictional home used an actual house in an area people have variously named as being part of Studio City or North Hollywood.

The interior scenes were of course shot in a studio and no longer exist.

Mid2Mod: Brady Bunch house
Experiencing Los Angeles: Brady Bunch House, Studio City ("Hollywood Homes" Part III)
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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Because we were trying to discourage you from moving here.
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Old 10-27-2014, 04:42 PM
 
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I have no comment. Both in LA and up here, there is mid century everywhere.

That said, there is plenty of early stuff, most especially Art Deco, in the more inner areas.
You can also find a lot of it throughout the city in the commercial districts of areas like Palms and Sawtelle, that used to be independent cities.
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