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Dang, What A Cool House: The Knollwood Victorian

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In the early days of this blog, I made it one of my first missions to go to this house, take pictures, knock on the door, and drop off my business card, asking for an interview. No dice; I never heard back.

Apparently, ApartmentTherapy.com had no better luck than I did -- but they do take nicer photos. Writer Gregory Han, a Valley native, had this to say of the house in its Granada Hills context: "like Paris Hilton at an Amish gathering, it was obvious one person had something completely different in mind."

Apartment Therapy's sources said of the homeowner, "his neighbors began converting their post war 1950's single story home into a Victorian 'eyesore' over the years because his wife had always dreamt of living in one as a child. So the husband spent years converting and adding architectural elements, initially all by himself."

Read the full article here.