My Story

A Short Intro

Hello and thanks for reading my blog! I’m Patty Hume, a REALTOR® and landscape designer based in Echo Park, Los Angeles.

My focus is on first time home buyer’s, listings and vintage homes in NELA. Many of my buyer’s are creative people who plan to buy a property and fix it up.

Patty Hume Real Estate is my real estate business, Patty Hume GROW is my personal lifestyle blog.

I am originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I’ve been living in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California for 13+ years. My husband, Jonathan, and I live in Angeleno Heights, an historic neighborhood near downtown Los Angeles. We spend a lot of time fixing up our c.1906 Craftsman compound, working on our garden and exploring the old streetcar neighborhoods of Los Angeles (near DTLA).

Recently we bought a second home in Joshua Tree, called Spirit Wind. It’s crazy beautiful out there, and we go out there as often as possible. Jonathan and I believe in living life to the fullest. We love to travel (43+ countries and counting) and we are always planning our next big trip!


The Official Bio

Patty Hume is a realtor and designer based in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California. She is an expert at place making, place branding and creating experiences that excite the senses.

Originally from the Midwest, Patty received her BFA in Fiber (Textiles) at The Cleveland Institute of Art. She went on to earn to earn a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning (MLA) from the University of Pennsylvania. After PENN Patty worked for Margie Ruddick landscape in Germantown, PA as a Landscape Designer on east-coast residential and public projects.

Patty moved to Los Angeles in 2002 and joined the core studio at WET Design, the people who created The Fountains of the Bellagio in Las Vegas.  As a Senior Designer at WET she designed, detailed and choreographed one-of-a-kind water features and public spaces.  She also master planned the role of water in large city scale projects. During this time she spent a great deal of time in Asia and the Middle East. In 2007 she became Manager of the Design at WET and took over managing a talented team of architects, landscape designers, industrial designers, choreographers and consultants.

In 2009 Patty founded BREAKurban, a multi-disciplinary design studio in Echo Park, California. She consults on a select landscape, garden, media and real estate projects.  All of her projects are contextual, one-of-a-kind and crafted with care. Increasingly called upon to select land for new construction projects, Patty decided to expand her design practice to include real estate and real estate consulting in 2013.

For Patty, helping people buy and sell real estate is an important part of the process of creating a place and an experience. She specializes in investment property (2-4 units), first time home buyers, fixer-uppers, historic homes, HPOZs and properties with significant gardens/landscape. Also as a landlord herself, she understands the day to day challenges of property management.

Patty spends her free time in her art studio drawing, blogging, listening to audio books, cooking and traveling. She has traveled to 40+ countries. Her goal is to visit 50 states and 50 countries by the time she is 50. Some of her most recent travels have taken her to Tierra del Fuego, Patagonia, Uruguay, Hong Kong and Bali.

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