Repainting history :: Accuracy must be a key part of the historic preservation process

By Todd Hays Late last month, the Palm Springs City Council voted unanimously to designate an historic site. Usually, such an action is cause for celebration. In this case, not so much. The City Council overruled a 6-1 vote by the city’s own Historic Site Preservation Board (HSPB) requiring the designation be conditional on the… Keep reading

The Price of Modernism

By Michael Aushenker After World War II, the Mid-Century architectural movement known as Modernism thrived in Southern California, where famous practitioners of the school designed houses that interplayed with surrounding nature and defied the cookie-cutter format of suburbia. Many of the most iconic Modernist houses still cling to the hills overlooking the San Fernando Valley…. Keep reading

Kristen Wiig bids adieu to Midcentury Modern home in Silver Lake

By Neal J. Leitereg Kristen Wiig has one fewer resolution to check off in the new year. The actress of “Saturday Night Live” fame has sold a Silver Lake home she owned in a trust for $5.225 million, or $100,000 over the asking price, records show. The Midcentury Modern-style house, which dates to 1954, is… Keep reading

Kristen Wiig’s Silver Lake home sells over asking for $5.2M

By Bianca Barragan Actress and Saturday Night Live alum Kristen Wiig listed her smartly updated midcentury modern home In Silver Lake just about two months ago, and it’s already sold for over the asking price—nearly setting a record for the area—Variety reports. The property, which sits on a hillside near the Silver Lake Reservoir, fetched $5.225 million. That’s “more than twice the… Keep reading

Kristen Wiig Gets Just Over Asking for Mid-Century Home Above L.A.’s Silver Lake

By Mark David After less than two months on the market and some serious interest from at least a couple of deep-pocketed potential buyers, comedian and actress Kristen Wiig has sold her painstakingly updated and restored mid-century modern micro-compound above Los Angeles’s Silver Lake Reservoir for $5.225 million. Lucky for the former “Saturday Night Live” star, set… Keep reading