Norbert Youngwood, the owner of this Hancock Park house formerly belonging to Nat King Cole, gets my nod for LA's most ostentatious display of ghetto fabulousness. (Sorry for the crappy photo taken with my camera phone out of a moving car.) Perversely, as much as I think this overuse of statuary is tacky, I love the fact that it's in L.A. Along with the Hollywood sign and the obligatory late night post-alcohol run to a roach coach or El Taurino, I feel that a drive by Youngwood Court is a cultural experience.
What are some of the hidden gems, good or bad, that make your city stand out?