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“Why Not Have a Beautiful Home?”

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I’ve been focusing too much on crappy buildings lately. Let’s pay attention to the positive, shall we? Southern California has plenty of well-kept, modest, charming neighborhoods, if you’re willing to look. All of the following homes are … Continue reading

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Venice and Lawyers in Vegas

Blowhard, Esq. writes: When it comes to traveling, my dad would say it’s a waste to spend a lot of money on a hotel room. “What’s the point? You’re gone all day. All you do is sleep there.” Sensible advice, … Continue reading

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Arbor Gates, The Saga Continues

Paleo Retiree writes: The estimable Blowhard, Esq. and I are involved in a quest to direct the attention of architecture fans (and potential architecture fans) to the modest pleasures of what are called “arbor gates” — trellised, usually overgrown, garden … Continue reading

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City Sights: Arbor Gate to a Community Garden

Blowhard, Esq. writes: An impressive specimen that I had to pass along.

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Architecture We Love 2

Blowhard, Esq. writes: As a follow-up to Paleo Retiree’s post, I put together my own montage of multistage entryways from my neighborhood. As you can see, some are more charming and inviting than others. A quote from A Pattern Language: While … Continue reading

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