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Reader Round-up: Puppies, tentacles, home decor, and LA picnics

Remember Offbeat Home's reader round-ups? I'm bringing it back y'all! We finally have enough Homies submitting enough pics to our Offbeat Home Flickr pool to do more round-ups now and then. Included in this round-up we have a good idea to help change your eating habits, a kitchen moment that makes me particularly happy, more bathroom tentacles, and a peak into how I spent this past weekend…

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This 1955 "boathouse" has me delighted and confused

As you have probably noticed by now, I have a raging vintage home boner that keeps me searching the internet for "homes with original details" porn. I got excited when I first glimpsed this spectacular boathouse built by renowned architect Harry Gesner in 1955. >But then, upon further investigation, I see that it's actually super tricked out with modern accents, in, um… interesting ways.

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Vintage 1955 cottage in the Hollywood Hills

I recently went to the open house for this adorable Robert Byrd-style cottage built in 1955 and kept in incredible original condition tucked away in the Hollywood Hills. There are wonderful little vintage surprises all over this amazing home. Hidden lazy Susans in an unexpected location, beyond unusual doorframes, and the coolest/most dangerous bathtub I've ever seen.