About

Reynier Village HOME & GARDEN started in May 2009 as a collaboration between two friends who live in Reynier Village, Elisa Leonelli and Deni Mosser. We celebrate the beauty that is in our community,  and we’re interested in gardens, fresh food you can grow, eco-friendly energy solutions, preserving original architecture and great neighborhood businesses.

White stucco, red tile roof, a clean Reynier Village Spanish-style home

The Reynier Village boundary in Los Angeles, CA is Cadillac Avenue on the north, Garth Avenue on the east, the Santa Monica Fwy on the south and Robertson Boulevard on the west. See map.

It is truly amazing to see how many of the 1930s Spanish facades have been lovingly preserved, how varied are the color schemes, how much care has been lavished on beautiful flower and plant arrangements.  It makes you wonder what’s behind all that beauty in those hidden backyards.  We know that some neighbors are growing organic fruits and vegetables.  We hope that you’re considering collecting water in rain barrels, installing solar panels to be energy-independent and feed back electricity to the city.

Please tell us about your home and garden or if you have a recommendation for a neighborhood business. You may email us at Reynier Village.   We look forward to hearing from you!

P.S. By 2012, when Elisa Leonelli created the RVNA website as the new Webmaster, the renamed Reynier Village Blog had expanded to include more categories: Art & Culture, Food  & Dining, Robertson Blvd, Culver City, etc. In March 2012 Deni Mosser became Contributor. In June 2015 Joseph Martinez was added as Author.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Linda Olic on May 15, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Hi – nothing to contribute yet (but hope to in future) BUT, am I the only one who isn’t getting the pictures? The only pix I can see are the two 5/12 comments. The others are all words around a white spot where the photo should be. I only have email at work so it may be our security but it would seem weird that all the rest are visible. Any thoughts or suggestions? Do I need to do anything special to get the pix to show up? Thanks!
    (the whole blog, btw, is a great idea! thanks for setting it up!)

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  2. Posted by Elisa on May 15, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Hello neighbor!

    Thanks for your comment and for checking out our new blog.
    Please let us know what else you would like to see featured.

    Sorry about the pictures not showing up.
    I realize you may not be able to do this, if you only use the Internet at work, but you should upgrade to a later version of your computer browser.
    I would download Firefox, it’s free and the most versatile
    http://www.mozilla.com/firefox

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  3. Posted by emily on September 18, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Great site! Brings attention to some very underrated and underrepresented architectural styles. Keep up the good work!

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  4. Posted by Jennifer on May 23, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I have very little yard space in my backyard for growing plants and veggies, however, I just built a cinderblocks raised garden bed over an unused concrete corner in my yard. If you are interested in seeing the cinderblock raised garden and featuring it on this blog, please shoot me an email! I would love to have other Reynier village neighbors maximize the space on their property to grow as many plants as they could… Even on concrete .

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