My grandfather bought hillplace in the 40s, and cared for this modest home until his passing in 1990. This house, built in 1885, became thick with memories and history throughout the decades. In the 1960s, the city came in and condemned most of the homes for not being up to code. Those that could not afford renovations were forced out, their homes razed, and replaced with the ubiquitous los angeles style apartment complex. Hillplace is one of the few houses still remaining on the street. Recently my beloved grandmother passed away at the age of 89. She lived a long life, loved dearly by all of her family and friends. My future wife and I have been left with the challenging and unique opportunity to restore this family home to its original splendor.
When we moved into the house, we labored over sorting through all of their precious belongings--photos and dishes, dolls, linens, jewelry--saving the…
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