wanna go on a fieldtrap with me?
c'mon let's hit the road!
first stop: 3819 dunn dr. in culver city
lawrence joseph an artist at walt disney studios began the design of these cottages in 1946. from what i gathered during an internet probe, they weren't built from the ground-up, but rather created by altering some pre-existing cottages that were already on this lot. he tinkered away on them through the 80's.
after first seeing hugh comstock's fairytale cottages in carmel 10 years ago, i became very interested in storybook style homes, most of which were built in a short period of time between the 20's and 30's. most of my learning has been confined to 1 book that i bought long ago on the subject:
but it wasn't till this week that i visited 2 storybook style cottages right here in LA. i'll share the other one next week!
the hobbit house is actually a series of apartments – the lawrence and martha joseph residence and apartments
and it's possible that they are on the saddest street in all of culver city.
they're also on the dilapidated side as rental units have a tendency to become over time. next time we visit we'll wait until sundown when the atmosphere is a little softer and lights inside the cottages begin to twinkle.
either way, they're something to see!
there's a pond out front with a lot of turtles poking around.
i stopped to chat with an elderly lady who comes by often to admire the turtles.
that concludes our fieldtrap. oh wait. no it doesn't!
here's where we're going for lunch:
ordinarily i try not to go to any place with the word "fat" in the name. but for you i make an exception.
go ahead. order whatever you want. i'll buy. hope you're not vegan! this bus only makes one lunch stop.