LA’s many varieties of Victorian mansions, mapped

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5905 El Mio Dr

Los Angeles, CA 90042

Built high on a hill in Highland Park, this 1887, Queen Anne-style home, known as El Mio (“My Place”), was occupied by the sociable Smith family for more than 60 years. When we think of Victorian architecture, we are probably thinking of this popular Queen Anne gingerbread style, which often includes asymmetrical features, pedimented porches, dramatic gables, stylized shingles, bay windows, towers, and multi-material ornamentation. Today, El Mio is still a private residence, lording over Highland Park in all its fussy glory. Image via Rachel

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