Architect Breaks Down 5 of the Most Common Los Angeles Homes | Architectural Digest

  • čas přidán 1. 10. 2023
  • Valery Augustin has been an architect in Los Angeles for over 20 years; today on AD he lends his expertise in breaking down the most common housing structures in the City of Angels. From eclectic beach houses, and classic mission revival to the cozy California bungalow, learn how these properties came to be so popular.
    Director: Hiatt Woods
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    Director of Photography: Grant Bell
    Audio: Will Miller
    Camera Operator: Lucas Villicich
    Production AssistantL Fernando Barajas
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  • uncledmsr
    uncledmsr Před 4 měsíci +1718

    MORE Valery Augustin please…excellently thorough and affable expertise

    • Meep Meep
      Meep Meep Před 4 měsíci +14

      wholeheartedly agree!

    • Johanna Zamora
      Johanna Zamora Před 4 měsíci +5


    • NextToToddliness
      NextToToddliness Před 4 měsíci +4

      Just thought the same thing!

    • David Martinez
      David Martinez Před 4 měsíci +15

      I agree I was able to watch the whole thing without getting bored, very informative

    • Rachel Ann
      Rachel Ann Před 4 měsíci +4

      Agreed! He's fantastically knowledgeable.

  • Andie
    Andie Před 4 měsíci +646

    Thanks Valery Augustin for busting the myth that LA has no defining residential architecture - I grew up in Silverlake in the 80s and I thought it was a paradise of elegant and people-centric homes, but most people I encounter in the rest of the world think LA is made of movie sets and Malibu. Loved the video, please do more!

    • Iriseyes
      Iriseyes Před 4 měsíci +16

      Silverlake is so wonderful! But sadly gentrified and unaffordable for all but the very wealthy…

    • O_O
      O_O Před 3 měsíci

      la is a big movie set

  • Sarah James
    Sarah James Před 4 měsíci +589

    Love this guy. AD please do a part 2 of Los Angeles style architecture. There is so much more.

    • 1anonymousb
      1anonymousb Před 4 měsíci +12

      Mid-century modern comes to mind. That and various styles of apartment building, 70s - 80s houses, etc.

    • ENTroPy
      ENTroPy Před 4 měsíci +3

      Yesss theres so many more- love it

    • Lauren Hancock
      Lauren Hancock Před 4 měsíci +2

      Tudors + Boat houses too!

    • Aaron Castellanos
      Aaron Castellanos Před 3 měsíci +2

      And victorian cottages! I live in a queen anne by DTLA, so there's lots of victorians in my neighborhood

  • Davaldod
    Davaldod Před 4 měsíci +515

    Fantastic, efficient presentation. Augustin has a terrific way of making it clear. Thorough but not so long as to get bogged down in too much information.

  • sophia isabelle
    sophia isabelle Před 4 měsíci +425

    This breakdown is informative. Being an architect is no easy job. They're all detail-oriented, as far as I know.

    • BW in NJ
      BW in NJ Před 4 měsíci +6

      Very perceptive.

    • MrEspaldapalabras
      MrEspaldapalabras Před 3 měsíci

      Which is why they keep missing the big picture.

    • True False
      True False Před 3 měsíci +1

      Plus, they need to learn a lot about history too!

  • Sunnyside
    Sunnyside Před 4 měsíci +161

    I'd really like to hear him go through all the experimental phases of LA architecture. The mid century movement, Eichlers, Case study homes, Googie etc. LA is the land of great experimentation by many great architects.

  • Ltwtbaybeh
    Ltwtbaybeh Před 4 měsíci +66

    I love this! I’m a firefighter in LA, so I have the pleasure of checking out different types of structures. It’s nice learning some of the history surrounding these buildings.

  • Jaime Garner
    Jaime Garner Před 4 měsíci +123

    One of the things I love about Long Beach, you can drive around a small area and see every one of these styles. It's such a great tribute to larger LA, while having it's own city vibe.

    • Dan Saadati
      Dan Saadati Před 4 měsíci +7

      i love long beach as well! an architectural gem of a city!

    • MV
      MV Před 3 měsíci

      Eww long beach

    • bruintoo
      bruintoo Před 3 měsíci

      Ghetto by the sea! LOL. We're in the Cliff May Ranchos.

    • Giovanni
      Giovanni Před 2 měsíci +1

      ​@bruintoo you clearly got the bad end of the stick when living in long beach

    • bigcockedman714
      bigcockedman714 Před 2 měsíci

      @bruintoo not in belmont shores

  • Priyanka Patel
    Priyanka Patel Před 4 měsíci +198

    Love the bungalow court apartments! Sense of community is so important nowadays especially with the advent of the internet and people feeling disconnected as a result.

    • FBones S
      FBones S Před 3 měsíci

      Agreed. Bungalow court apartments grant a measure of community and dignity that Dingbats just don't. And they celebrate the indoor/outdoor lifestyle that SoCal was famous for.

  • Dorothy Lazard
    Dorothy Lazard Před 4 měsíci +199

    Sad to see all the bungalow court apartments go. Many in the Bay Area were torn down for more high density apartment buildings with less character. They could provide affordable housing and community. The California bungalow, with its deep porches, are my absolute favorite California housing style.

    • Her Aeolian Harp
      Her Aeolian Harp Před 4 měsíci +6

      They are truly hard to find. I saw one on Central Avenue in Alameda.

    • jessica pugliese
      jessica pugliese Před 4 měsíci +3

      There are a few near Oakland Ave

    • Polly T
      Polly T Před 4 měsíci +11

      Lived in a Spanish style bungalow court apartment during college. Beautiful rose-filled courtyard, you could hear the fog horns at night (Long Beach). Sad to know they’re being torn down.

    • thedylangirl
      thedylangirl Před 4 měsíci +5

      I live in NorCal foothills and I’m grateful there are still bungalows in my neighborhood. They’re so cool!

    • S K
      S K Před 3 měsíci +13

      We need to upzone single family zoning so mcmansions can be torn down to build small homes with shared courtyards. More small houses, less mansions.

  • Who Gave You The Mic
    Who Gave You The Mic Před 4 měsíci +38

    I've always been a fan of the Mission Revival style of homes since I was a kid. It's just charming.

  • Verdugo Road Tech
    Verdugo Road Tech Před 4 měsíci +119

    Informative,short,sweet and just plain educational.I want more.Thank you very much.

  • Kate C
    Kate C Před 4 měsíci +19

    I've never even been to LA, but I loved every minute of this.

  • Nicole
    Nicole Před 4 měsíci +29

    I have rented or at least visited friends in all of these apartments and homes while attending college, graduate school and law school in Northern California (Berkeley, San Leandro and Oakland). This presentation makes me really appreciate the historical aspects that I, as a young woman, was unaware of at the time.

  • Susan Murphy
    Susan Murphy Před 4 měsíci +101

    My favorite is a Craftsman style house a.k.a. Bungalow. Pasadena is loaded with those beautiful houses. As well as bungalow courts, which sadly are being destroyed by real estate developers.

    • Moth Girl
      Moth Girl Před 4 měsíci +10

      Craftsman houses are my favorite too.

    • Susan Murphy
      Susan Murphy Před 4 měsíci +3

      @Moth Girl That's because you are Awesome. 😎😎😎

    • Leia Jiang
      Leia Jiang Před 4 měsíci +1

      living in Socal i rarely seen these until moving to the more LA area. pretty cool

    • ColtraneAndRain
      ColtraneAndRain Před 3 měsíci

      I grew up in Pasadena and I always adored the Craftsman style! I also love Mission style.
      So many memories of childhood and teen years. Pasadena is almost unrecognizable to me now 😢

    • Rain
      Rain Před 3 měsíci

      Dark wooded craftsman houses have my heart.

  • S L
    S L Před 4 měsíci +11

    I grew up in San Francisco and I loved our architectural styles. But my best friend lives in Los Angeles and it was also so fascinating to either of us to visit one another. How in one state are there such distinct cities. It made visiting one another a ton of fun because visually it was so different. It really felt like two different worlds.

  • Lizabet X
    Lizabet X Před 4 měsíci +56

    Great job. I really enjoyed this. It felt like a mini master class in architecture.

  • kurtthewurt
    kurtthewurt Před 4 měsíci +14

    I’m surprised he didn’t discuss the seismic drawbacks of the Dingbats’ “soft story” parking. I’ve seen a lot of buildings get retrofitted since the Northridge quake, but I’m sure there are still thousands that are vulnerable.

    • Artam Studio
      Artam Studio Před 2 měsíci

      Property owners are required to retrofit soft stories. In one of the shots of the Crapi Apartments (love the self-deprecating humor), a retrofit contractor banner is visible.

  • Grime
    Grime Před 4 měsíci +34

    Love bungalow court apartments! Every time I walk by won I can’t help but stop and smile. Something about them just feels so warm and inviting.

  • Michelle O
    Michelle O Před 4 měsíci +55

    As a LA native. These homes are now being remodeled and it’s interesting to see what the owners are doing with them now

  • Jackson F
    Jackson F Před 4 měsíci +48

    I live near a TON of bungalow courts. I wish there were more. It's insane to me that you can't build 4 little cottages on a lot but a huge luxury apt structure towering over all other small homes is fine...

  • Lara Bouzid
    Lara Bouzid Před 4 měsíci +36

    Such a great presentation! I grew up halfway between LA and SF in San Luis Obispo which has much of the same architectural history, just on a smaller scale. The mission featured was actually the San Luis Obispo de Tolosa with the SLO Mountain in the background. I lived in SF for decades and am now in LA and am obsessed with the architecture here. Some now covered are the older Victorians, the Art Deco and Streamline Modern, and MCM and later mid century. There are also some even more rare mid century A Frames here and there. I would also like to hear about the mid century multi unit buildings with a swimming pool in the center and sauna room. Seems to be a quintessential Hollywood style.

    • S L
      S L Před 4 měsíci +4

      Grew up in SF, spent lots of time in LA where my best friend lives. Now I live in NYC. There’s something so special about the distinctive architectural styles found in Northern and Southern CA. My friend loved visiting me up north and I down south because it always felt like worlds apart, despite being the same state.

    • Lara Bouzid
      Lara Bouzid Před 4 měsíci

      @S L I totally get it. When you add the landscaping/ vegetation on to that too it adds to the differences.

  • Cheryl R Leigh
    Cheryl R Leigh Před 4 měsíci +19

    This was absolutely brilliant and exceptionally informative. Without a doubt, both the Mission Revival and California Bungalow styles rank among my all-time favorites in Los Angeles.

  • ctizenerased
    ctizenerased Před 4 měsíci +20

    This was absolutely fascinating. I am a huge fan of mission revival architecture, but I enjoyed learning about other LA architecture styles. Dense housing options are the best and likely only way to handle the affordability crisis all over the country.

    FPOAK Před 4 měsíci +44

    Thank you for pointing out how horrible those huge curb cuts are for pedestrians. I’m convinced that the wider the driveway, the faster drivers whip into and out of parking lots. That’s why sidewalks in front of gas stations are always really bad too

    • Chris Kelly
      Chris Kelly Před 2 měsíci

      i found LA weirdly hostile for walking considering how fitness focused people seem to be there

  • Alise Robles
    Alise Robles Před 4 měsíci +5

    My favorite professor!!! I'm so glad to see his passion for architecture shared with the AD community. More, please!!!

  • Suzanne Tourtillott
    Suzanne Tourtillott Před 4 měsíci +6

    Really enjoyed the subject and lean, straightforward delivery. Comparing modern sites with their historical precedents, and using a variety of visual formats and angles (overhead/drone, vintage film and video; street-level and aerial still photos), is so effective. More please!

  • Kiki
    Kiki Před 4 měsíci +14

    I lived in a bungalow court apartment in college and I loved it so much! Sad to hear they are endangered now.

  • Jessyca Phoenix
    Jessyca Phoenix Před 3 měsíci +2

    This segment was quite fascinating and enjoyable. A part two would be appreciated. Thank you.

  • emlynn1004
    emlynn1004 Před 4 měsíci +8

    I am thinking I need to see more of Mr. Augustin. I grew up in Southern CA so am familiar with some of the info provided, but not all of it, and this was a delight to watch. I would love to see more design videos hosted by him!

  • Lukas
    Lukas Před 4 měsíci +17

    I love these videos. So informative on both architecture and city history.

  • Luxury Lindsey
    Luxury Lindsey Před 2 měsíci +1

    Thank you @ArchitecturalDigest and Mr. Augustin for featuring a handful of iconic Californian homes. As a born & raised Los Angeleno, I think the Boardwalk Beach House really captures the essence of California living at its finest. However I would likely purchase in Long Beach for the views, indoor/outdoor living, and laid back residential neighborhoods.

  • MagicknightrayearthHope
    MagicknightrayearthHope Před 2 měsíci

    He is excellent and so eloquent! I really like mission revival houses and craftsman style bungalows! I would love a part two as well 😊

  • Louie Barbosa
    Louie Barbosa Před 4 měsíci +10

    I don't live in the LA area anymore (moved out of state), but I have fond memories of living in Long Beach, where you can find all of the architecture styles mentioned in this video!

  • moreliberty1
    moreliberty1 Před 3 měsíci

    Love the detail in this. It's actually educational and not superficial like so many architectural videos on CZcams.

  • Lois Grimm
    Lois Grimm Před 4 měsíci +3

    This was super interesting!! I love four of the five styles featured. The historical context included with each description as well as pointing out how each style translates to housing issues today was also very much appreciated. I'm looking forward to more videos by you!

  • marine drive
    marine drive Před 4 měsíci +3

    Just as a point of interest - craftsman-style, Californian bungalows were very popular in New Zealand, with most of them being built in the first half of the 20th century. In my hometown of Christchurch, NZ they can be found dotted all over many suburbs, although housing intensification means that they are now falling prey to redevelopment.

  • Girlyfish66
    Girlyfish66 Před 3 měsíci

    My grandparents lived in a courtyard apartment building in Inglewood similar to the courtyard bungalows. It had 2 stories of apartments and a large underground parking garage. There were entrances to the courtyard on both ends. One to the street and one to the alley. I've seen the style in multiple movies and TV shows set in LA.

  • Charlie Sawyers-Rees
    Charlie Sawyers-Rees Před 4 měsíci +8

    I live in the UK and I really wish Porches were more common here! I love how they look, especially the style of the California bugalow

  • prpfunk
    prpfunk Před 3 měsíci

    these city videos are great! I'd love to see one about the Village Green complex in Baldwin Hills, it seems like a dream place to live and I wish more developers looked at it when planning things...

  • Vvv Nnn
    Vvv Nnn Před 2 měsíci

    This was really enjoyable. I've never been to LA but was familiar with some of the architectural styles shown and the bungalow court apartments are so dang charming.

  • Jon Solski
    Jon Solski Před 4 měsíci +4

    This is an incredible video! I would love to see a “5 common types of houses in Chicago” video next - there are many unique & very distinct architectural styles

  • Ilah Jarvis
    Ilah Jarvis Před 4 měsíci +2

    Love this overview of LA architecture styles, many of which are found all over California.

  • Jessie Stenerson
    Jessie Stenerson Před 4 měsíci +3

    Loved this! Please make a video on the next five most popular styles. I’m guessing Tudor, storybook, Victorian ? My favorite is the Mission Revival style 😻

  • V bee
    V bee Před 18 dny

    I’ve always loved the bungalow courts but the most beautiful of all (to me) is Mission Revival. 😍
    Excellent presentation of information.

  • Learn English with Dayamudra
    Learn English with Dayamudra Před 3 měsíci

    Love this. How about the architectural styles of other parts of California? More Valery Augustin please!

  • LaVieja
    LaVieja Před 3 měsíci

    My ex-husband's family lives in the Pico Robertson area, where there are a LOT of mission revival houses. We lived with them for a year while I was getting my master's at USC. That section of the video reminded me so much of getting off the bus on Friday evenings and walking through their neighborhood to get to their house before Shabbat.

  • Camellia Ghotbzadeh
    Camellia Ghotbzadeh Před 4 měsíci +6

    I absolutely love this! I currently live in Los Angeles and have noticed a ton of dingbat apartments especially on the west side so that was spot on. So interesting to hear the perspective of an architect on these styles as well. Great video AD!! 😊

    • Victor Rocha
      Victor Rocha Před 4 měsíci +1

      Palms/Mar Vista is polluted with dingbats.

  • Oren Peleg
    Oren Peleg Před 4 měsíci +3

    They should do a part 2 where they talk about the Contemporary glass-and-steel style that dominates new homes in the hills (and looks like it was inspired by the Getty)

  • NextToToddliness
    NextToToddliness Před 4 měsíci +3

    What I really appreciated about LA Architecture was that it often was a fusion of traditional Colonial looks, with stark Mid-century Modern. This made the current Post Modern additions look like museum pieces at times, especially in Pasadena (where I lived for two years). To be honest, it's the only part of LA I'd live in again.
    Also, as others have stated, more Valery Augustin please. He's very articulate, and evenly paced in his presentation, which neither feels rushed or unnecessarily prolonged.

  • Julia
    Julia Před 4 měsíci +5

    California Bungalow is my favorite! I lived in one for 22 years - but it was in Pennsylvania! Second favorite is the court yard cottages. Those are so cute! Excellent video, thank you.

  • Favor22
    Favor22 Před 4 měsíci +13

    Loved this- informative and interesting and so well presented 👌🏾👌🏾

  • Branson Barron
    Branson Barron Před měsícem

    MORE Valery Augustin please…excellently thorough and affable expertise. Informative,short,sweet and just plain educational.I want more.Thank you very much..

  • PP
    PP Před měsícem

    Wonderful video with great and concise explanations. I visited Los Angeles a few years ago and I did not really like (nor dislike, to be honest) the city. It’s thanks to this video and others that I want to give Los Angeles a second chance 🙂

  • Lauren Hancock
    Lauren Hancock Před 4 měsíci

    This is great! Would love a part 2!

  • le th
    le th Před 3 měsíci +1

    Lived in the LA/South Bay beach cities for a long time. I've heard of all these styles of architecture except for the dingbat, which you still see everywhere.
    This is definitely only *some* of the architectural styles of LA. Looking forward to part 2 by Augustin.

  • Ronald Cabrera
    Ronald Cabrera Před 3 měsíci

    Informative,short,sweet and just plain educational.I want more.Thank you very much.. MORE Valery Augustin please…excellently thorough and affable expertise.

  • yesyesjess
    yesyesjess Před 4 měsíci +3

    Mission Revival and Craftsman style are my absolute favorite. Glendale has a lot of Mission revival style homes and they're just gorgeous!

  • desiree vargas
    desiree vargas Před 2 měsíci

    Please do more about Los Angeles homes !!! And also I love Valery Augustin he’s amazing 😊

  • AJwithanAxe
    AJwithanAxe Před 4 měsíci +3

    I would love one of these on San Diego I feel like there are lots of cool buildings in downtown San Diego, including the downtown library, which has a lot of interesting architectural details would love to know more about it

  • Yu Ka
    Yu Ka Před 3 měsíci

    The cool thing with mission revival especially is you can find it all over California too! I live in norcal and a lot of older and recent housing in the suburbs is built in the mission revival style :)

  • Lauren Kawakami
    Lauren Kawakami Před 4 měsíci

    An enjoyable mix of design breakdown, setting context and historical footage-done with a quietly humorous delivery. Much more Valery Augustin, please! Would love to see the Hollywood Hills stilt house included in the next set.

  • OD B
    OD B Před 3 měsíci +1

    Love this architect! Such an amazing speaker!

  • Sabrina Mahoney
    Sabrina Mahoney Před 4 měsíci

    Such an informative breakdown, we need a part two! 😊

  • Benjamin Fuchs
    Benjamin Fuchs Před 26 dny

    One of my favorite episodes of the architecture breakdown/walking tours content. Please more of that AD!

  • Wellington Holmes
    Wellington Holmes Před 4 měsíci +2

    Gotta admit I've always been fascinated with those stilt-houses in the canyons. Great vid, thank you Valery!

  • Emma Rose
    Emma Rose Před 4 měsíci +1

    Incredible video! As someone who grew up in Los Angeles loving it's architecture this was spot on :)

  • Majorly Cunningham
    Majorly Cunningham Před 3 měsíci +1

    I’ve had the… unfortunate pleasure of living in many of these architectural style buildings and more typical housing throughout LA. This video is very much in-line with what I dealt with lol

  • Commodore Blue
    Commodore Blue Před 4 měsíci

    I love those beach houses! In fact, I'd love to see a comparison of beach house styles all over. I see a lot of great ones in Ocean City, MD and the coast of Oregon had such a fantastic variety, too!

  • pirana6
    pirana6 Před 4 měsíci +14

    I very much enjoyed this! Bring back Valery for more Southern California architecture

  • Wilma Flintstone
    Wilma Flintstone Před 3 měsíci

    Would love to see 'common San Francisco' and 'common Albuquerque' for the next videos! (But, really, I love the series, so any US city that has special architecture, I'd love :) )

  • mysillylittlelife
    mysillylittlelife Před 4 měsíci

    Would love to see part 2 with him and more typical housing types in Cali!

  • Jay Ski
    Jay Ski Před 4 měsíci +2

    I've always been attracted to the bungalow court style. But that may be because it reminds of the motor court motels where you parked your car along side a little cabin style motel room. However when it comes to Ding Bats, all I can remember is how many collapsed during the Northridge earthquake of 1994. That "soft story" for car parking was to blame.

  • Luis Eloi Contreras
    Luis Eloi Contreras Před 2 měsíci

    Loved this video. I would like to seem more about styles of other cities as well

  • Sijmon
    Sijmon Před 4 měsíci

    Found this very informative and interesting to see it all side by side like this. Great video.

  • Sarah Eschweiler
    Sarah Eschweiler Před 4 měsíci

    Excellent architectural overview, Mr. Augustin!😍 Thank you bunches.🥰
    Please, would you do an in-depth feature on Storybook-style architecture: its genesis, history, locales, applications, variety of styles, & interior design features?

  • conquistador andrews
    conquistador andrews Před 4 měsíci

    so interesting to see how many of these building styles ended up in northern california! always knew they gave off a socal vibe, just couldn't figure out exactly why

  • Synthia McBride
    Synthia McBride Před 4 měsíci

    Thank you. This was very interesting! While I was familiar with the style of architecture, I never knew the apartment buildings were called "dingbats."

  • E.D. Arenas
    E.D. Arenas Před 4 měsíci +1

    I perceive the best solution for multi-unit housing in LA would be a hybrid of the sustainability of Mission revival yet with the friendly community spirit of the Bungalow Courtyard. And I’d hire Sir Augustin to design it.

  • La Verite
    La Verite Před 4 měsíci +1

    This was really interesting. Did they do the bungalows with a pool in the middle? I don't live in LA but I remember watching Melrose Place and it seemed like bungalows were around a pool.

  • Sophie
    Sophie Před 4 měsíci +1

    Great video! I could watch hundreds of them with him. He’s great! 👍

  • B.L Ward
    B.L Ward Před 4 měsíci

    Love the bungalow court apartments style. An apartment, but didn't feel like one and out of the places I've lived while in the military, that style was my favorite. Some of us don't need or want large homes and they fit that bill. Beach houses would be my least.

  • Michelle B.
    Michelle B. Před 4 měsíci +6

    Born and raised in LA. That’s my city! I’ve been in the Midwest for many years now. This video gives me all the feels! ❤

  • Kevin Kelley
    Kevin Kelley Před 3 měsíci +1

    Great video. I lived in Palms in W. LA, and there were dingbat style buildings everywhere. Cool to hear Palms get mentioned.

  • yixiuchan
    yixiuchan Před 4 měsíci +6

    Wow! This is so informative and educational! Also, love the subtle humor! 😊

  • Connectionism
    Connectionism Před 4 měsíci

    Amazing video, clear, to the point well presented. Want me to explore this topic even more!! Thanks a lot!

  • kidnamedfinger
    kidnamedfinger Před 4 měsíci

    great video and explanations! we need to bring back more of the middle middle housing presented here.

  • mena seven
    mena seven Před 4 měsíci +7

    Wonderful review of L A house style by architect Valery Augustin. I like the boardwalk beach house.

  • anna left
    anna left Před 3 měsíci +1

    it’s so funny, as someone born and raised in LA, i never knew the names for these styles of buldings/homes, but i know EXACTLY what characterizes each one

  • sbkwigs
    sbkwigs Před 2 měsíci

    would love a part two about mid-century modern.

  • Claudia Mann
    Claudia Mann Před 4 měsíci +2

    That was fabulous!! So interesting and I learned a lot. Thanks so much.

  • Mystrie
    Mystrie Před 4 měsíci +1

    Loved this video. Can you feature Valery Augustin more often please?

  • Joycelynn Wellons
    Joycelynn Wellons Před 4 měsíci

    I truly enjoyed this review, first time here I’ll surely return😊but my favorite was the California bungalow I have always love the wide open porch and space.

  • Rich Harper
    Rich Harper Před 3 měsíci

    Really interesting. Especially having recently been lucky to stay in a tiny bungalow in Venice Beach, and there was a stunning Lutheran mission-style church nearby.

  • a folsom
    a folsom Před 3 měsíci

    This is great! More please. Host Valery wonderfully succinct. I prefer Spanish/Mission and the CA bungalows. Though Arts & Crafts bungalows not my favorite.

  • zengseng
    zengseng Před 3 měsíci

    I used to live in a Bungalow court apartment on 12th street off of Western, it had no parking, but that was fine because I didn’t have a car. It was only $700/month ten years ago, and I had a roommate who slept in the large living room and me in the small bedroom. I loved the built in closets and shelves and also hanging out in the courtyard sometimes

  • Luca
    Luca  Před 4 měsíci +17

    I'm surprised he didn't bring up some styles that define Los Angeles such as the Victorian, the Colonial style, and the Tudor, certainly more common than the boardwalk style here in LA.

    • Rodman Afshar
      Rodman Afshar Před 4 měsíci +30

      While we can see examples of those architectural styles in LA, they aren't quintessentially Californian the same way Mission Revival or bungalow is.

    • Cyrus992
      Cyrus992 Před 4 měsíci +3

      Tudor and Cape Cod Colonial made a revival in SoCal in the 70s and 80s

  • Katie
    Katie Před 3 měsíci

    I lived in a dingbat in college. Thankfully we did have a common space, and the whole street was filled with dingbats, bungalows, and mission revival homes. The whole street was so essentially LA - I miss the unique character that LA has. Great video!

  • Sable Ann
    Sable Ann Před 4 měsíci +12

    Mission revival is my favorite! I loved my Grandmas little Stucco, Spanish tiled house in LA

    • mondegreen
      mondegreen Před 4 měsíci

      yes! surprised stucco wasnt mentioned

  • D Finite
    D Finite Před 3 měsíci

    That was wonderful. Thank you. (As a Los Angeleno, for decades, I appreciate the education. I never knew all these terms, nor this wealth of description.)