There is a beautiful field that is the site of the former Baldwin Hills Dam and Reservoir, which broke in 1963, killing 5 and destroying hundreds of homes. More Baldwin Hillsyness from LAist.
And there's this mansion thing off in the oilfields. Anyone know what it is? It seems smack in the middle of the off-limits oilfield land, but it also seems to be well-maintained. Here's an overhead pic (I think). See my pics for a more typical view.