The Deck restaurant has a killer view with live music Monday - Thursday from 5-9pm. Come on my HIP District Tour tonight, and we will pop our heads into this place to check out the scene. Walk with me from 5-7pm, learn about Laguna Beach, and get your exercise on. Tickets still available at www.LagunaBeachWalks.com.
My teens. Was architecture on MTV? No? Then I didn’t care.
My twenties. Can architecture find me a hot date? No? Then I didn’t care.
My thirties. Can architecture get my kids to sleep through the night? No? Then I didn’t care.
My forties…I’m obsessed with architecture!
Check out my new blog about Laguna Beach architecture on LagunaBeach.com! http://lagunabeach.com/aroundtown/the-history-of-laguna-beach-told-through-architecture/
Bette Davis's California English Tudor home in Wood's Cove is another must-see attraction in Laguna Beach. It was built in 1929, is a registered historic structure, and still has the "D" on the chimney. It is located off of Diamond Street at 1991 Ocean Way. In 1957 Bette was scheduled to appear in the Pageant of the Masters, but an injury forced her to cancel last minute.
This house, built in 1883, is the oldest home in Laguna Beach. It was constructed of wood floated in from boats, wood from shipwrecks, and driftwood. Currently under a remodel approved by our Heritage Committee and Design Review Board, this shingle bungalow style cottage is in our Pearl Street District. 154 Pearl St.
This Thanksgiving, while you are trying to make the turkey and all the fixings, send your out-of-town guests on a fun, two hour Turkey Walk starting at 9am. This tour highlights Laguna's history, public art collection, landmarks and the beautiful downtown. Space is limited so buy your tickets today at: http://www.lagunabeachwalks.com/heisler-park-downtown-tour.html
Unusual homes, found no where else on earth, are one of the many reasons I am working on an architectural tour featuring unique residential and commercial structures in Laguna Beach. The Witches House was built from 1924 to 1929 by Vernon Barker. This house has many odd angles and irregular shingles with steep gables as high as 60 feet tall. Later, Mr. Barker was the chief architect for the UCLA Medical Center. Stay tuned for my architectural tour coming soon!
Laguna Beach has a wide variety of different and very interesting architectural styles scattered throughout this small artist colony. This Japo-Swiss Traditional structure was built in 1917. It was most recently The Cottage Restaurant which closed last year. Urth Café is rumored to be moving into this space soon.
More pictures are on Laguna Beach Walks Instagram