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Gorgeous Hollywood Hills Modern, Views, Architectural Home

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Last updated: 10/23/2014
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hollywood Hills house description

Spectacular split level Mid-Century Modern, with fantastic city and canyon views. Nestled high in the Hollywood Hills, it's surrounded by trees, quiet and privacy, yet only 5 minutes away from the excitement of Hollywood. Floor to ceiling windows, a southern exposure and a prevailing canyon breeze give you a bright, airy, California experience of indoor and outdoor living.

Originally built in 1961 by Award winning Architect Joseph Raella, it's been lovingly renovated with modern luxuries, and a decidedly Japanese style with an amazing Japanese bathroom with Cedar 'Ofuro' soaking tub, built by master craftsmen of Kiarts. Entrance with maple wood 'genkan,' to sit and put away your shoes. Downstairs is a Tatami Meditation room with Shoji screens, a table with a sunken floor for your feet, and terraced garden outside.

Wood floors, wood burning fireplace, period furniture, in a spacious, 2400 sq. ft, open floor plan. Heywood Wakefield dining set and end tables. Master bedroom set of custom made, maple furniture, new Hypo-allergenic mattress, dressing room with Shoji screen, Mac computer, and 60 inch Flat panel HD TV, with, DVD, Blue Ray, Cable select, and Yamaha Monitor Speakers.

Have a sweet middle aged cat, house trained, extremely affectionate, indoor cat that need minimal care.

Patio outside of kitchen with table and 8 chairs, gas Barbeque and soft lights for nighttime entertainment. 2nd patio outside of bedrooms #2 and #3 with table, chairs and sweet scented gardenias. Down below is a 1000 square foot grass yard and play structure that is surrounded by a bamboo grove. (Extremely rare to have a yard in the Hills.)

Situated in the historic Beachwood Canyon area beneath the famous Hollywood sign, it's only a 10 minute walk down to the local Market and Coffee shop. A 5 minute walk up the hill puts you at the entrance path down to the Hollywood Resevoir, surrounded by a 3 mile round jogging path. Or take the other path, walk along the ridge line past Madonna's house to the Child and Dog park, right at the best lookout of the Hollywood sign there is. Take a 5 minute ride to the top of the Canyon to the Horse stables, which have been there since 1923 and take a ride around the sign.

Twice a week housekeeper. Weekly gardner. Available for photo shoots, commercials, and feature films.

Keywords: Home, Beachwood Canyon, Hollywood Sign, Zen, Japanese Architecture, Award winning, quiet, green, private, luxury, 5 star, Beachwood Canyon, light, airy, luxurious, green, historic, split level, architectural,

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • House
  • 2600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Children Welcome:

            We can not accommodate children under 5, as there is an open stairwell. ...moreless

          • Pets Not Allowed
          • Smoking Allowed:

            Smoking allowed on patios and lawn. WARNING: This is a high fire area so please be very careful while smoking....moreless

          • Wheelchair Inaccessible

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Other Amenities

              • Extremely private, Tatami meditation room with hillside garden and Shoji Screen, 1000 square foot grass yard with play structure, surrounded by bamboo forest, 2500 square foot multi-level bright and airy home with Southern Exposure, fresh prevailing hillside breeze, open floor plan, authentic traditional Japanese bathroom made by Master Craftsman, Maple entrance 'Genkan' to place shoes, indoor outdoor California feeling....moreless


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Music Library
              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) HBO, SHOTIME, VOD channels 60 inch HD flat panel TV with DVR, Blue ray, cable, HBO, shotime, VOD, pair of studio monitor speakers. 27 inch HD flat panel TV with DVR, cable, HBO shotime, VOD,...moreless

              • Stereo:

                In living room...moreless

              • Television:

                (2) 60 inch and 23 inch TV's...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Beachcombing
              • Bird Watching
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Photography
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Wildlife Viewing

              Location Type

              • Downtown
              • Lake View:

                Walk up the hill a 100 yards and over the ridge and see the Lake Hollywood...moreless

              • Monument View
              • Mountain View:

                Fantastic view. Beachwood Canyon and city of Hollywood view....moreless

              • Village

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Basketball Court
              • Cycling
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Jet Skiing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Racquetball
              • Surfing
              • Swimming


              • Dining
              • Dining Area
              • Seating for 8 people


              • Air Conditioning
              • Broadband Access
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Covered Parking:

                carport for 2...moreless

              • Free Long Distance:

                Domestic only...moreless

              • Gas Fireplace
              • Hair Dryer
              • Heating
              • Internet
              • Iron & Board
              • Linens Provided
              • Living Room
              • Parking
              • Parking Off Street
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Telephone:

                (2) Free local service...moreless

              • Towels Provided
              • Washing Machine
              • Wireless Internet


              • Coffee Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishes & Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Freezer
              • Ice Maker
              • Kitchen
              • Microwave
              • Oven
              • Pantry Items
              • Refrigerator
              • Stove
              • Toaster


              • Balcony:

                Large Balcony with incredible Canyon and City view...moreless

              • Bicycles
              • Deck / Patio:

                (2) 1 Patio off the kitchen, and another above outside 2nd and 3rd bedroom....moreless

              • Outdoor Grill

              Payment Type

              • Mastercard
              • Visa

              Pool / Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Traditional Japanese 'Ofuro' cedar soaking tub, in Master Bedroom, built by Master Craftsman at



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                  from 7 traveler reviews
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                  7 night min stay


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                  Last updated: 10/23/2014
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                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Birds Bar and Grill
                  1.2 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Subway stop at Hollywood and vine
                  1.1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  101 Freeway
                  0.2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Beechwood Cafe walking distance
                  16 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Santa Monica and Venice Beach

                  Car: Necessary

                  Completely private, quiet sanctuary yet only 5 minutes to the heart of Hollywood, with fabulous restaurants, clubs, movie theaters, live theaters, museums, fitness center and other activities.

                  Walk 100 feet up the street to a wooded path that leads down to the Hollywood Reservoir which is a beautiful 3 mile walk, or take another path past Madonna's house, to the best view of the Hollywood sign, to a dog and children's Park.


                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 1989

                  About the owner: Matthew has directed movies, is a photographer and created the Joshua Tree Eco Art Colony and film ranch. Mary Kay is a physical therapist. Luke is 12, Amelia is 10.

                  Why the Owner Chose Hollywood Hills:
                  I was struck by how beautiful and unique this home was, and how it is centrally located in Los Angeles. It's not far from the Studios, Downtown, Beverly Hills, Koreatown, Little Tokyo, and a variety of hot spots. Hollywood is an old area with a lot of history, personality and mystery. It is wildly diverse, and you can find whatever you want. There are urban streets, beautiful rows of old California Bungalows, right next to the peace of the hills.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  DRIVING TIME TO ATTRACTIONS IN LIGHT TRAFFIC Hollywood and Vine – 5 Minutes Some of the newest, hottest restaurants and nightclubs- 10 minutes Universal Studios - 10 minutes Hollywood Bowl - 10 minutes Grauman's Chinese Theater - 10 minutes Beverly Hills - 30 minutes Griffith Park and Observatory - 15 minutes Zoo - 15 minutes Disneyland – 50 minutes Venice Boardwalk and Santa Monica Pier - 50 minutes Getty Museum - 25 minutes Hollywood Cemetery of the stars - 10 minutes Pantages Theater - 5 minutes County Museum / Museum Row - 20 minutes Madam Tussards Wax Museum - 10 minutes Public Golf course - 15 minutes Walt Disney Concert Hall - 25 minutes Water Park, 6 flags Magic Mountain, Long Beach Aquarium, Knotts Berry farm, Day trips to Santa Barbara, Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead, San Diego, Mexico

                  Contact us

                  Speaks: english, Japanese

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                  Guestbook comments from the owner

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                  • Entry way

                    Entry way

                  • Tatami Meditation room

                    Tatami Meditation room

                  • 1000 square foot yard, which is very rare in the Hollywood Hills.

                    1000 square foot yard, which is very rare in the Hollywood Hills.

                  • House from yard

                    House from yard

                  • Above entranceway

                    Above entranceway

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Easy walk to the Hollywood Sign

                    Easy walk to the Hollywood Sign

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • bedroom with garden beyond windows

                    bedroom with garden beyond windows

                  • Living room from Kitchen

                    Living room from Kitchen

                  • Living room at night

                    Living room at night

                  • Japanese Bathroom with Cedar Ofuro Hot tub

                    Japanese Bathroom with Cedar Ofuro Hot tub

                  • New Kitchen

                    New Kitchen

                  • Incredible view

                    Incredible view

                  • Under the stairs

                    Under the stairs

                  • Reservoir walk just 5 minutes away. Great for walking to Hollywood sign.

                    Reservoir walk just 5 minutes away. Great for walking to Hollywood sign.

                  • Incredible view of Beachwood Canyon and Hollywood from the living room deck.

                    Incredible view of Beachwood Canyon and Hollywood from the living room deck.

                  • 2nd bedroom

                    2nd bedroom

                  • Patio outside kitchen has grill and lighting.

                    Patio outside kitchen has grill and lighting.

                  • Hallway to Japanese bathroom

                    Hallway to Japanese bathroom

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                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, October 23, 2014

                  $2,500 per week (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 5

                  View calendar: Updated 10/23/14
                  Minimum stay: 7 nights
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                  Member since: 2010
                  Speaks: english, Japanese
                  • Calendar last updated: 10/23/2014
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