The Front Yards of 90042
This front yard at 164 South Avenue 56 in Highland Park has to be among my favorite yards in 90042. And while I would like to avoid showing front yards that happen to be for sale, (sorry, this ain’t no real estate blog) once again this week we see another unique front yard in 90042 that is for sale.
This 1903 home located on the dead-end of Avenue 56 has fascinated me for a long time. The exquisite detail, particular signage, and home to what looks like Highland Park’s longest vine. The place is an interesting and remarkable sight amongst the many remarkable and interesting front yards of 90042.
The yard is done with such tediousness it looks as if local artist Clare Graham had manicured it himself. And though, I may not be a fan of fenced yards, this fenced in property seems to make the most of the situation by using the fence to trelase a vine that is well over 50 years old and well over a hundred feet long.
Funny thing is, with such care put into maintaining the lawn and topiary, the house seems to be a little neglected. The exterior of the house has been in need of a new paint for many years, and the fence that holds the vine is broken in a few places.
As to why the house is being sold, or what motivates this landscaper, that is unknown for now.
What is known, is that for now the vine lives.
After the house sells, that may be another story.