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Weekly Wrapup: Outdoor rooms, The Fixers and more

August 28, 2009 | 10:49 pm


In the still-kicking, hold-in-your-hands, costs-less-than-an-hour-of-street-parking Aug. 29 edition of the L.A. Times:

Outdoor living, Part 1: Barbara Thornburg's story and photo gallery of an Altadena retreat whose graceful architecture is matched only by its six outdoor rooms.

Outdoor living, Part 2: The story and photo gallery of a Koreatown apartment whose 750-square-foot terrace was transformed into an outdoor living room, dining room, breakfast nook, even yoga space.

Outdoor living, Part 3: Down in the O.C., a Corona del Mar designer recycles windows for just the right deck effect.

The Fixers: Our series on the artisans of home repair and keepers of dying trades swings west to Topanga, where enamel restoration expert Rosanna Polizzotto paints with magnifying glasses.

Mini McMansion: Dutch artists explore the fallout of the American housing crisis by building a model of a typical Victorville home -- and wheeling it through the streets of Victorville, eliciting reactions.

Plus: Our Man of the House, Chris Erskine, airlifts his daughter to her dorm. Lauren Beale steers Hot Property into the Valley, where David Hasselhoff's Encino home is on the market for about $4.2 million.

-- Craig Nakano

Photos, clockwise from top left: Walter Hubert in his Altadena garden; Rosanna Polizzotto repairing a teeny enamel treasure; Claudia Schmutzler's deck with recycled windows as an airy privacy screen; the mini McMansion being pushed across Victorville. Photo credits, from top left: Nancy Pastor / For The Times; Jake Danna Stevens / Los Angeles Times; Mark Lohman; Wouter Osterholt.