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My Favorite House in LA: Christmas at Youngwood Court

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You know it's Christmas season in LA when the owners of Youngwood Court (an estate that pays homage to ivory off Third Street near Hancock Park) dress up their 12 David statues in Santa hats. This year, a huge 2008 sign also adorns the front lawn, which is covered in a layer of faux snow. A stylin' Santa and Mrs. Claus seem to be riding in a comfy sleigh, too.

No matter how busy I get during the holiday season, I make a stop at this house every year to gaze and wonder at this masterpiece of white wrought iron. To me, this is what LA is all about: People who make me smile because they celebrate the holidays in their own special and very subdued ways.

I love this house.

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More photos after the jump.


I wonder what the neighbors think?


Photos by Christine N. Ziemba for LAist.