Do you love looking at the beautiful features of historic homes and thinking about how to incorporate the authentic, vintage pieces into your own humble abode? Or perhaps you bought a Craftsman or a Spanish Colonial Style home and you are looking to replicate these rustic (and oh-so-chic) details in your property. Even when you have a new construction home you can still find unique elements that turn a cookie cutter house into a dream home.
But where do you find these unique elements? These vintage, antique, and one-of-a-kind items?
You’ll need to turn to architectural salvage yards to find authentic elements that make your home a unique masterpiece. Fortunately for us, there are several architectural salvage outlets in Los Angeles for scoring the perfect find! Some examples of architectural salvage yards for hunting down decor gems are:
Olde Good Things
Prop stylists and set decorators have frequented this Los Angeles gem for ages. Boasting a warehouse of over 100,000 square feet, there’s a good possibility that Olde Good Things will have what you are looking for. While well known for its vast architectural library of amazingly restored and rescued pieces, you can’t miss its unique mix of up-cycled furniture and quirky objects d’art. ogtstore.com
Gayle’s Architectural Salvage
Located in Pasadena, Gayle’s has an extensive inventory of architectural salvage antiques including mantels, lighting, iron work, plumbing accessories, builders' hardware, and furniture representing the Arts & Crafts, Spanish Revival, Art Nouveau, Victorian, and Mid-Century Modern periods. However, they are best known for their extensive stained glass window collection. Insider’s tip – be sure to ask if they have anything in storage! pasadenaarchitecturalsalvage.com
Big Daddy’s Antiques
With two California locations (Los Angeles & San Francisco) Big Daddy’s is routinely on the tip of everyone’s lips as a must-stop recommendation if you are looking for unique architectural and salvage finds. A mix of one-of-a-kind antiques and reproductions from European, Asian, and North American markets. facebook.com/BigDaddysAntiques
Rose Bowl Flea Market
The Rose Bowl Flea Market has been the most well-attended in the entire country. For over 50 years, the market has been known for its uniqueness, quality of vendors, and great shoppers of all ages. The Rose Bowl flea market is considered an outdoor mega event and is held on the second Sunday of each month. Rgcshows.com
If you are interested in selling or buying a historic home and thinking about incorporating authentic, vintage pieces into your property. We, at Aspire Los Angeles, would like to assist you on this matter. Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to connecting you with the right agent on our team.