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The Culver City Hobbit Houses

Sep 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: This and That

I have a major affinity for unique architecture.  So when I came across this CurbedLA article about the Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence and Apartments, a grouping of Storybook-style structures in Culver City colloquially known as the “Hobbit houses,” I just about foamed at the mouth.  The complex looks like something straight out of a Disney cartoon and it was not long before I was rushing out to see it with my own two eyes.

The Lawrence and Martha Joseph Residence and Apartments compound consists of […]

The Chaplin Court Apartment Complex

Dec 8th, 2011 | By | Category: Celebrity Homes

While doing research on the Sierra Bonita apartments from the 2001 thriller Mulholland Drive, which I blogged about back in October, I came across a mention of an absolutely adorable courtyard apartment complex in Hollywood about which legends abound. The complex is known by quite a few different monikers across the web, including Chaplin Court, the Hansel and Gretel Cottages, and the Charlie Chaplin Apartments, but for the purposes of this post I will refer to the cluster of tiny dwellings as Chaplin Court. […]