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STORRIER STEARNS JAPANESE GARDEN: A HIDDEN GEM IN THE HEART OF PASADENA

This once private 2-acre hidden gem is the only intact example of a major Japanese-style garden created before World War II for a residence in Southern California.    

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FORESTIERE UNDERGROUND GARDENS: FRESNO’S COOL UNDERGROUND RETREAT

In the early 1900s, a Sicilian immigrant, citrus grower, and visionary turned a vast underground network of rooms, tunnels, and courtyards into a subterranean escape from the sweltering Central Valley summer heat.    

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NITT WITT RIDGE: CALIFORNIA’S CENTRAL COAST FOLK ART CASTLE

In San Luis Obispo’s North Coast, reclusive artist Arthur “Art” Harold Beal spent 50 years creating his folk art “castle on the hill.”  

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TREEHOUSE LIVING IN BEND, OREGON

Fall asleep to the sound of a river’s flow and wake up to a rooster’s crow at this one-of-a-kind treehouse in Bend, Oregon.

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SEAGLASS CAROUSEL: NYC

New York City’s $16 million exotic fish-themed carousel.      

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POLY CANYON ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN VILLAGE: SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA

The 9-acre Experimental Structures Facility hidden in the hills behind California Polytechnic State University is an architectural treasure trove containing a quirky array of experimental structures built by teams of architecture and design students between 1963 and 2009.    

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FROM HUGHES TO HERCULES

In the 1940’s Howard Hughes bought 380 acres of the Ballona wetlands to build a private airport. During WWII his Hughes Aircraft Company built numerous hangers on the site including the massive wooden hangar where the reclusive business tycoon built […]

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RIP 6TH STREET BRIDGE

The city bids farewell to an iconic L.A. landmark by throwing it one last party before demolition begins in January and its flowy $428-million replacement is completed in 2019.      

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TILIKUM CROSSING

Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People is the newest span to cross the Willamette River in Portland, OR      

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WAYFARERS CHAPEL

Located on a knoll overlooking the ocean at Portuguese Bend, the “Glass Church” was designed by Lloyd Wright, architect and son of Frank Lloyd Wright.        

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