On Monday, March 24th, the City Council voted to designate 1258 E. Elmwood Ave. Burbank's 7th Privately Owned Landmarked Residence. Congratulations to Ashley and Bruce Podgorski who purchased the home in 2012 and have been working to update the home with new plumbing and mechanical work as well as maintaining the tropical "Hawaii-like" back yard that boasts several 65 foot tall palm trees and a beautiful pool area. In addition to the home's unique architectural detail, it also boasts a history of Hollywood celebrity visitors over the years including Rudy Vallee. Nearby neighbors were delighted that Bruce and Ashley chose not only to preserve the home, but also continued with the previous owners' tradition of an annual 4th of July party for the neighborhood. A special thank you goes out to fellow Preserve Burbank member and Heritage Commission member, Karen Volpei for also attending the meeting and speaking during the public comment session to encourage the City Council to approve the Landmark designation for this property.
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