Judy Graff's sublime-to-the-ridiculous (well, mostly ridiculous) take on real estate for east San Fernando Valley and North Los Angeles communities. This includes Hollywood Hills, Burbank, Studio City and Toluca Lake real estate and homes for sale, and also covers Valley Village, North Hollywood, Glendale, Atwater, Sherman Oaks and other L.A. areas too. General news and musings as well.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Hot Lava in Burbank! A salute to SFV architectural kitsch
(Cue B-52s "Hot Lava" song) I viewed this listing at 338 N. Griffith Park, Burbank earlier this week. It has lots and lots of exterior and interior lava rock accents and is a wonderful example of whimsical San Fernando Valley architectural style. The rocks have been used both outside in the wainscoting and inside at the fireplace. I suspect the owners added these to this 1940’s home in the 1960’s after seeing "Hawaii" with Julie Andrews. Do you know anybody that loves bungalows decorated with volcanic rock? I know; me neither. But if you meet anybody, here’s the deal. Although it is listed as a 3+2, it’s really a 2+2 (3rd bedroom is now an open den); square feet: 1289, redone and expanded kitchen with tile, not granite; new green carpet, sports bar-style patio, and terrific mid-Burbank location. The price is $509,905 which may be a tad rich, but what do I know? Now, if you could only turn this house into a tiki bar…