Haskins House
Photo by Larry Underhill

Haskins House

Built in 1894 for real estate developer Charles C. Haskins, this is the last Victorian built on Carroll Avenue and one of the few "Gay Nineties" houses remaining in Los Angeles. It vividly illustrates the height of late Victorian exuberance, with carved sunburst patterns, fish-scale shingles, and curvaceous columns. Spindles abound everywhere, from porch and turret railings, to the "gingerbread" in corners, to the pediment over the front entrance. Spindles even alternate in different patterns – with each other and with carved semicircular pieces – to further heighten visual interest.

The home's asymmetrical façade, rounded forms, Mansard roof, and corner turret exemplify the Queen Anne style. It also echoes the Italianate style of the neighboring Foy House, in features such as slant-sided bay windows, heavily bracketed cornices, and a vertical emphasis in the slim turret and narrow windows. Other exterior details include fish-scale shingles, elegantly carved porch columns, and detailed art glass in the front window transoms. The interior has been fully restored as well.

Woodside
Photo courtesy Architectural Resources Group

Woodside

A distinctive collection of rambling, horizontally oriented Contemporary Ranch buildings on curvilinear streets, Woodland Hills' Woodside neighborhood was completed in 1959 and remains a wonderfully intact postwar neighborhood.
Lankershim Train Depot
Photo courtesy Terry Guy on Flickr

Lankershim Train Depot

Eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, the Lankershim Train Depot is the San Fernando Valley's oldest unmodified railroad structure.
Photo courtesy Pete Bleyer

Walker House

Originally designed as a hotel, this building never had a single guest and soon became home to six generations of the Walker family.