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Mansionization

A Photo Essay From L.A.'s Mansionization Front Lines

Jonathan Kim | Posted 07.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

"Mansionization" is the name given to the increasingly common practice of tearing down a smaller house and building a much larger, more expensive one on the same lot, often to the detriment of next-door neighbors who suddenly find themselves deprived of sun, views, and privacy by the new mansion now looming over them.

Saving Franklin Canyon: Zoning In on a Solution

John Mirisch | Posted 07.06.2011 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

The public has a right to be protected from environmental impacts and to expect developers to follow zoning laws and codes.