Hanbury House Details:

  • USDA zone 10b
  • Sunset zone 22
  • Chill hours per winter range between 250-590, but most years we get about 350
  • About five miles from the ocean in Southern California
  • 1/14 of an acre (6200 sq ft) lot with 1200 sq ft house and 3100 available space to grow things.  The rest of the space is covered by garage, sidewalk, driveway and patio.
  • Built in June 1944
  • Type of architecture is referred to as minimal traditional
  • Purchased by my husband and I in 1997.  We are the third owners.
  • Organically maintained since purchasing in 97, but there was little more than grass, a Chinese elm, a pine tree, 3 Italian cypresses, juniper hedges, and a liquid Amber tree.
  • The majority of the edible landscaping began in winter 98/99.
  • Hanburyhome.wordpress.com blog at wordpress.com started in late 2009, then migrated over to a wordpress self hosted site, HanburyHouse.com, in April of 2012.

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Faq — 2 Comments

  1. I wondered if you know a place in so cal/ san gabriel valley that repairs or recovers the chairs for those 50s dinette sets? I have a great one but the chairs are thrashed. I would love to get them fixed. Thank you 🙂

    • Unfortunately I don’t have a recommendation for reupulstering the vinyl on your chairs. The folks I bought my vintage dinette set from had a quote from someone in near them, in Venice, for $150 a chair. As a result, they never bothered to get them recovered. I decided since the price was that high, I might as well try to do it myself. And it really wasn’t that hard.

      There is an antique store in Orange that sells newly reupulstered vintage dinette sets, called Woody’s, maybe they could recommend a place. The business that covered my 1950s sofa went out of business, so I can’t even suggest it. Sorry I am not much help with a specific business to recommend.

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