Every House Tells A Story

Every House Tells A Story

Ever wonder the history of your own house? Who was the architect? Who lived there? What part of Los Angeles' history does your house contribute? and.... contribute to? Now you can know all the details. We now offer members and non-members the service of doing a history on their houses. The research will be done by historian and author Steve Vaught. To have your own house history done please click on the buttons below (which include a Paypal service fee).

Steve Vaught

Steve Vaught is an award-winning author/historian who specializes in Southern California architectural and social history. In 2019, he was named by Architectural Digest as one of Los Angeles’ new breed of “domestic explorers” for his expertise in researching and unearthing the histories behind historic Southern California properties. Vaught has had the honor of writing 7 articles for Architectural Digest on historic Hollywood/Los Angeles homes including those of Humphrey Bogert and the Howard Hughes estate in Hancock Park. He has also written pieces for Los Angeles magazine and Palm Springs Life.

In July 2023, Vaught’s latest book, Tom O’Donnell: Kind Spirit of Palm Springs, which he co-authored with fellow historians Tracy Conrad and Steven Keylon, was honored with an IPPY Award, by the Independent Book Publishers Association. The book is a richly illustrated biography of the legendary oil man and philanthropist who divided his time between Palm Springs and his home on Rossmore Avenue in Hancock Park.

Vaught has authored/co-authored 6 books to date including a collaboration with architect Marc Appleton and author/realtor Bret Parsons on the first two volumes of the series Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940 with books focusing on architects Gordon B. Kaufmann and Roland E. Coate, both of whom have left indelible legacies in Hancock Park and throughout Southern California.

Members $750

Non Members $1000