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Home of the Day: Treetop retreat in Los Feliz

Perched on a leafy hillside in Los Feliz, this tri-level home features floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize views of city lights, Griffith Park and the observatory. Classic Midcentury details are paired with glossy wood floors, an updated kitchen and a marble shower. But the real draw is an expansive deck with a built-in barbecue that offers unlimited potential for entertaining al fresco.

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Home of the Week: A tree-topped post-and-beam in Rustic Canyon

Surrounded by mature oaks and trees on two scenic acres, this post-and-beam single-story was tailored to embrace the Southern California lifestyle. Clean lines and walls of glass provide the framework for an agile design that maximizes natural light and removes the boundaries between indoor-outdoor spaces.

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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt make a Kardashian connection in Hollywood Hills

At first glance, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt have little in common with model and reality television personality Kendall Jenner. But as history has shown in star-studded L.A., real estate has a way of bringing different celebrity circles together.

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My Favorite Room: Thomas Schoos' live/work space is a natural fit

Thomas Schoos likes to think, dine, read and work outdoors. So last year the interior designer and artist, whose clients include Ellen DeGeneres, Jessica Simpson and Will Smith, transformed an empty lot into what has become his favorite room.

Schoos' West Hollywood design studio is a few blocks away from his apartment.

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Neighborhood Spotlight: Sherman Oaks holds on to its suburbia and mall cred

Now a vibrant community with mom-and-pop shops and quiet, tree-lined streets, Sherman Oaks was once blanketed by citrus groves, like much of the San Fernando Valley. But by the 1950s, it became one of the first commercially and residentially developed neighborhoods.

The Los Angeles Suburban Homes Co. bought 47,500 acres of land in 1909.

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