The race for the White House is not the only campaign in town. Right here on AT, we're in the midst of our Fall Colors contest (have you been following the entries? Take a look at the latest entries from the Southwest here and here). The featured story in this week's Los Angeles Times Home & Garden section is a round-up of the best of their house tours as chosen by readers. There's also a story on Malibu's mobile home parks, a look at Flaunt Magazine founder Jim Turner's Hollywood house full of collections, a tour of Jacob Maarse's 3 acre rose garden and Lost LA looks at a copy of the White House in Beverly Hills. Links, pictures and more, after the jump...
Homes of the Times: Top 40 doesn't only refer to music. Over at the LA Times, it's the number of homes that have been chosen by LA Times readers as their favorite from the Times' vast archives. Check them out and vote for the ones you like best (the opening image and this image are from two of our favorites)...
Jim Turner's Hollywood Hills Home: Turner, the co-founder and former creative director of Flaunt Magazine, lives in a Spanish Revival house under the Hollywood sign with his partner Luis Barajas, Flaunt's current publication director, and their many eclectic collections.
A Tour of Florist Jacob Maarse's 3-acre rose garden: Planted with between 3000 and 3,500 rose bushes, Maarse's Pasadena garden is a rose aficiando's paradise, dominated by the hot pink and fragrant Yves Plaget rose.
In Los Angeles, 1900s White House for the not quite presidential: Barack Obama and John McCain are not the only ones who'd like to live in the White House. The most famous address in America has spawned hundreds, if not thousands, of imitators across the country. One, Rosewall, was, not surprisingly, in Beverly Hills.
Only in Malibu: the $2-million dollar mobile home: What do you think of when you think of mobile homes and trailer parks? Be prepared to change your mental picture after taking a look at the Malibu communities of Paradise Cove and Point Dume Club.
[images: Axel Koester for LA Times; Annie Wells for LA Times; Irfan Kahn for LA Times; Michael Arth for LA Times; Robert Lachman for LA Times ; From Sam Watters; Ken Hively for LA Times]