Most popular photo galleries of 2010


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Web traffic does not lie. At year’s end, the numbers reveal which home profiles best captured and kept online readers’ attention. Could a drag queen’s Highland Park hideaway really prove more engaging than the Frank Gehry house in Brentwood? Why, apparently so.

Because galleries posted in January have more months to collect hits than galleries posted in November, we have organized the results by season to level the playing field. Keep reading to see how the homes stacked up ...


WINTER (January, February and early March)

No. 1. Condo-hopping: Inside the Toy Factory Lofts in downtown L.A., four very different looks from four very different residents. Photo credit: Stefano Paltera / For The Times

No. 2: Old bungalow, modern box: Small house gets a shot of color and a most modern addition built in back.

No. 3. Lara Spencer: A TV host puts her spin on Regency style.


No. 1. Channeling Neutra: A remodel planned with a modernist master -- and a budget -- in mind. Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times

No. 2. Midcentury revival: A Glendale remodel leaves a 1950s glass box shining in a new light.


No. 3. Green cube: At this Venice addition, even the walls and roof are growing.


No. 1. Apartment conversion: A Santa Monica five-plex is reborn as an innovative family retreat.

No. 2. O.C. modern: In a land of faux Tuscan villas, a new house that emphatically says ‘California.’

No. 3. Malibu Beach house: A clean, crisp remodel leaves a duplex in shipshape condition.



No. 1. Craftsman addition: From slatted ceiling to concrete floor, a house remade for a new era.

No. 2. Drag queen: In Highland Park, Jackie Beat holds court in her empire of vintage style.

No. 3. Cottage classics: Moody sisters’ pixie houses command a premium in the Montecito area.

-- Compiled by Michael Robinson



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