Designer Luxury Meets Restored 1920's Spanish for Vacation+Executives
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Los Angeles house description
Welcome to Casa Del Sol..!!!.
This beautifully designed spacious 1500 square foot home on the top floor of an architecturally authentic, 1920’s Spanish duplex will provide you with an elegant, classic Hollywood experience with a sleek modern twist. You can take advantage of the temperate Southern California climate as you relax with your morning coffee and paper on the chaise in the large private balcony which looks out into the Spanish homes and palm trees that welcome you
to Los Angeles.
When coming up to the home you’ll instantly be captivated by the strong lines of the authentic Spanish architecture painted the color of our Southern California sunshine giving it the name: 'Casa Del Sol'.
The entrance foyer is welcoming and glows at night with the light emanating from the designer chandelier that reflects against the mirror clad entrance wall and illuminates the stairs that will lead you up to the front door.
The design theme is: ''Designer Hollywood Glamour'
The sleek IDRISI DESIGN interiors boast dramatic open living spaces, with elegant dining area, designer lighting, warm tone colors, bright light, spacious, large windows, original fireplace, and beautiful hardwood floors.
Dressed with sleek elegant designer furnishings as iconic as Hollywood itself, you’ll feel comfortable and pampered amid the Original IDRISI DESIGN art mixed in with the black and white photography of classic Hollywood stars circa 1920's - 1940's era such as Veronica Lake, Jean Harlow, Lana Turner, Betty Davis, Cary Grant, Joan Crawford, Rita Hayworth, Paul Newman and other stars that sparkled in this City during the same era as the home itself.
The open living room area showcases a Designer Karim Rashid wave sofa bench, the Knoll Bertoia wire lounge chair, pop art, a red swivel lounge chair and accent pillows.
The open dining room features thick crown moldings, large framed mirrors and The iconic white Carrara marble Knoll Saarinen dining table which is the perfect place for a romantic and stylish dinner.
The brightly lit office area contains a sleek glass desk and The iconic Eames chair that can be used to check e-mail via wireless internet connection provided for free. Behind the desk sits The iconic white glossy 'Felt Chair'' designed by Marc Newsom backlit by a glowing lucite light-bench that showcases colored vases. This set up is perfect for someone visiting Los Angeles for business and pleasure.
My 20 years of Architectural design experience in both corporate interiors and residential influenced the design, therefore, the stylish open living areas are designed to be multi-functional and are perfect for business meetings using the Knoll table as a conference table and the living area as lounge in addition to the office area. The location is perfect because the high-rise office buildings of the Mid Wilshire business district is just a few blocks away, yet our street is very quite and peaceful, used by mostly local residents only. This allows traveling working parents to bring the family and turn a business trip into a vacation.
Enjoy your breakfast and read the newspaper in the breakfast area set just off the kitchen with a view of the gardens in the back. Or relax on the white sectional sofa beds and watch movies on the flat screen TV with cable channels.
The fully stocked, sleek gourmet kitchen has large granite countertops providing plenty of space for cooking, serving and entertaining. Complete with appliances including stove, microwave, dishwasher and refrigerator. Off to the side, there is a full laundry area with a washer, dryer, folding area and iron.
Retreat to the large master bedroom to join Jean Harlow and Lana Turner for an art viewing and relax in any one of the 2 different seating areas. A sofa with accent pillows upholstered with fabrics that display the bold graphics designed by Architect Verner Panton, then 2 retro chairs and a pink accent table under framed photos of the two Starlets.
Unpack using the large walk-in closet, close the black-out drapes to block the sunny western exposed windows, then lay down for a nap on a custom designed oversized California king-sized bed.
Adjacent to the master bedroom you will find a spacious bathroom with large granite top double sink vanity, large framed mirrors, 5 mirrored wall cabinets, designer sconces and linen closets filled with plush white towels.
The second bedroom is peaceful and offers a perfect place to unwind from a day of exploring Los Angeles’ many sights. It has a walk in closet plus additional floor to ceiling mirrored door wardrobes on 2 walls with interior closet organizers designed to accommodate the wardrobe of any ambitious shopaholic and fashionista that comes into town on a mission to shop.
In keeping with my design philosophy of 'Multi-functional living spaces'; Designing rooms that can change, transform and adopt to the different needs of the people living in them. While keeping a lower nightly rate, I designed entire front living area so that it can be converted into a children's sleeping area which is perfect for 3 children who enjoy watching movies and having fun without disturbing the 4 adults while they are having a quite evening in the master bedroom and the guest bedroom.
Using the easy 'Click-Clack' technology, the sleek white sectional sofa bed with chrome legs converts into a full size bed for 2 children to sleep with minimal effort by simply rotating the sofa-back flat down with 2 easy steps; first rotate it slightly forward until it 'clicks' to release the lock, then rotate it the other way until it aligns with the seat and 'clacks'. The other white sofa bed converts into a twin size bed to sleep one more child using the same easy method. Extra pillows, sheets and blankets are provided and there is also a closet for the children's belongings which they can access from the hallway. The rear entrance and back stairs that lead to the garden can be used as the main exit and entrance.
The entire process takes only minutes and you will have an additional third bedroom and 3 extra sleeping areas for the price of a 2 bedroom home.
This is perfect for 2 families with children on a tight budget because the rent suddenly becomes very affordable when it is divided among 2 families. Or divide the rent among 7 people and spend the extra cash savings on shopping and tourist attractions instead of expensive hotel bills.
My goal, as a budget sensitive Architect Designer is to offer Designer Luxury and original art at an affordable price for everyone to enjoy and experience. But still have enough cash savings to tour our amazing City of Angeles.
As you descend the back stairs, you will instantly be captivated by its enormous, eco friendly private back yard filled with a variety of fruit trees. Complete privacy is provided thanks to a very tall and thick row of multi-colored floral Bougainvillea vines on one side and a very tall row of trees on the other.
We are pet friendly animal lovers and the backyard areas are perfect for your loved ones to play.
The different patios and seating areas offer vignettes and provide a multitude of ways to enjoy the outdoors. These outdoor areas are anchored by a large orange tree that offers you shade during the day and watches over you as you dine at night under the stars using the teak wood dining table and chairs. Or just take your cash savings and dine out WITH the Hollywood stars in Glamorous Hollywood Style.!!
Keywords: Duplex, Flat, Condo, Penthouse, Home, Apartment
- 1500 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
- Children Welcome
- Pets Considered
Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 4-7
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Washing Machine
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Hair Dryer
- Towels Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- The Design Theme is: 'Classic Hollywood Glamour with a Modern Twist'
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Wireless Internet
- Lawn / Garden
- Deck / Patio
- Tourist Attractions
- Away From It All
- Fitness Center
- Medical Services
- Basketball Court
- Miniature Golf
- Massage Therapist
- Mountain Biking
- Water Skiing
- Rock Climbing
- Jet Skiing
- Water Parks
- Recreation Center
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Theme Parks
- Live Theater
- Outlet Shopping
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
ReviewsWrite a review
A Stylish and Affordable place to stay with family!!
A Stylish and Affordable place to stay with family!!
This home is beautifully decorated and also very spacious. It was large enough for my husband and I to take our 2 daughters and our 20 year old son who is going to college this Fall to attend his first year in school away from home. We wanted to take a trip to LA this Summer before school starts for him and my 2 daughters. My son is used to having his own room at home so he took the guest bedroom. But it worked out great because our 2 daughters didn't mind sharing and sleeping in the living area that had 2 sofa beds because they were able to watch movies on TV. So my husband and I stayed in the large master bedroom which was quite and at the end of the hallway, so he was able to relax and take a long nap whenever he needed to rest. Everyone was happy with their sleeping accommodations which is important for us. Parking was easy and available right outside the door during our entire stay because the street is a Permit Only parking, (so almost no competition for parking spots when you use the Visitor Parking Permit hanging on a hook on the back of the front door. It was great for my husband to be able to spend a few hours working and checking e-mails at the desk while I took the girls shopping. The office chair was very comfortable and I was able to check my e-mails also using the WI-FI which was very important to me. We didn't have to drive far get to the all the hot spots on our list of places that the family wanted to see which was great because LA traffic can get very painful sometimes.!!. The Grove is minutes away and has every store and food choice possible, but It was nice to be able to just eat in and I loved the kitchen. The entire trip didn't cost much at all and everyone had a great time. We highly recommend this home to other families.!!!
- Guest Jen (United States)
- Date of stay 06/23/13
- Review Submitted 09/27/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, pet owners.
A Great and Fun Trip to LA with our Grandchildren!!
A Great and Fun Trip to LA with our Grandchildren!!
My husband and I found this home to the perfect affordable vacation destination to take our son, his wife and 3 children to Los Angeles for "a end of the Summer week" before schools starts. This affordable home was large enough to accommodate all of us and appeal to our wide spectrum of age differences. From the both of us in our 80's to my youngest granddaughter who just turned 10 years. We enjoyed cooking and baking in the kitchen which is more comfortable than going out to a restaurant. My son was able to work from his laptop computer while the kids played in the gardens. My husband was able to take a long nap in the master bedroom and the area is very quite and safe. The location was very close to the Grove shopping area which is a great place to take our family and also Beverly Hills shopping stores so we didn't have to drive very much. At night the children watched movies and slept in the living room sofa beds eating popcorn and my son and daughter-in law slept in the guest bedroom. The owner was very helpful when we had questions about the TV remote control and he responded right away. We had a really wonderful time and would love to come back again.!!
- Guest Hind (Los Angeles)
- Date of stay 08/26/13
- Review Submitted 09/27/13
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners.
This top floor flat is thoughtfully and beautifully decorated, and spotlessly clean. There are 2 bedrooms and one very large bathroom with double sinks (plus a convertible sofabed in the living room). Nizar greeted us upon arrival and was very warm and welcoming. He showed us all the amenities, and made sure we knew that he was just a phone call away if we needed anything. The kitchen is equipped with every pot/pan you could need, and we really enjoyed sitting at the luxurious Saarinen dining table with our coffee and breakfast each morning. And the art -- oh, the art! -- this is truly a designer apartment, with gorgeous photos of old Hollywood stars and various pop art pieces everywhere. The furniture was retro modern and very chic -- everything was so stylish! The neighborhood is charming, safe, and quiet, although the L.A. helicopters that fly directly overhead late at night and the early morning crows just outside the window mean you should probably bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper! As for parking, you can't park in the driveway because you might block the downstairs neighbor, but there's plenty of parking in the street....you'll just need to hang the permit provided by Nizar from your mirror. In summary, we had a wonderful experience here and wouldn't hesitate to come back! And we very much appreciated that Nizar welcomed our dog. There are lots of great dining options nearby, you're very close to major highways, and you're just a short drive to the famous Grove shopping center. I highly recommend this beautiful property!
- Guest SFMom O. (San Francisco)
- Date of stay 09/20/13
- Review Submitted 09/23/13
Owner response: Thank you very much for this great review. I really enjoyed meeting you and your family. I love dogs and Scooby was so friendly and adorable. During and after your stay, I was in the process of changing the interior design and installing additional upgrades and furnishings. Starting this week, we now have TWO sofa beds; the first is a sectional sofa bed that converts into a full size bed that sleeps 2 children. The second is another single sofa bed that converts to a twin bed that sleeps an additional child for a total of 3. The idea is to transform the living room into a bonus children's TV and sleeping area when needed, while still maintaining the lower nightly rent. The children can watch movies or have a Slumber Party while the parents and adults are sleeping in the bedrooms. Also, I apologize for the loud crows, they only gather around when they find large amounts of food in the area for example if a garbage bin was tipped over or left open by mistake in someones backyard. Thanks again. We really appreciate your feedback.
Wonderful kitchen for cooking
Wonderful kitchen for cooking
We just returned from our visit to our first grandchild. The house is beautiful and the kitchen is wonderful. We were able to cook up many meals to leave for the new family. Very bright and sunny and comfortable.
- Guest Anonymous
- Date of stay 09/30/11
- Review Submitted 10/09/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.
stayed there for 5 days. very large apt with great light. very clean. great layout and design. nice quiet neighborhood. looks just like photos! great bargain for size! owner very helpful. would highly recommend. must have car:)
- Guest eric (new york city)
- Date of stay 08/01/11
- Review Submitted 08/13/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with young children, age 55+, pet owners.
What a treat
What a treat
I had a great time here. Very quiet. Very nicely decorated and really good restaurants close by. I will always stay here whenver I have to come to Los Angeles.
- Guest Rubeno (Spain)
- Date of stay 06/02/11
- Review Submitted 06/16/11
Recommended for: Tourists without a car, romantic getaway.
I would highly recommend staying at this beautiful apartment. Great location easy to get around to many shopping areas and easy access to the wonderful sights of LA. The apartment was spotless and well maintained, the listing photos are very accurate. There is everything there available for you to use to make your stay very comfortable. Nizar made us feel very welcomed on arrival, and orientated us to the apartment and surrounding areas. The garden is a bonus and is a beautiful quiet spot to enjoy. For vintage shopping Rag Trade 5 mins away on La Brea Avenue, and American Rac also on La Brea Ave fabulous store for shopping, homeware and a great cafe/restaurant. I will be returning to this apartment on my next visit to LA.
- Guest Louise (Sydney, NSW Australia)
- Date of stay 04/16/11
- Review Submitted 04/27/11
Recommended for: Families with teenagers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
This place is everything I needed when I came to LA from NY for a job...I wanted more space than just a hotel room and a place that would allow me to work from "home" while in town. It was my sanctuary when I wasn't working and a practical and productive space while working--with a great desk and super fast internet. Spacious, quiet and stylish and centrally located in a charming neighborhood. The pictures are totally accurate, although not included is a photo of the beautiful back garden where I had coffee every morning in the fragrance of orange blossoms and the company of hummingbirds. The place was immaculate and Nizar was so generously available to receive me and walk me through the house to show me around. He was such a pleasure to work with and I highly RECCOMMEND this rental.
- Guest ag (nyc)
- Date of stay 03/27/11
- Review Submitted 04/15/11
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- Cleaning fee: $175 + tax
- Pet Fee: $95
- Tax Rate 14%
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: East Coast meets West Coast Architect, Interior Designer and artist. Own and manage a private Architectural and Interior Design International practice centrally located in Los Angeles that provides a high end personal design service for selective clientele. Also provides Furniture Staging services for Realtors and clients to sell the homes that are on the market. A lifestyle designer that will design a client's residence, work place and give a brand identity that will reflect the client's image and personality.
Why the Owner Chose Los Angeles:
Centrally located in the heart of Los Angeles and the 1920’s neighborhood of Miracle mile Mid Wilshire area, this 1500 square foot upper duplex home is considered the center of Los Angeles from downtown to the beach. San Vicente Blvd is a ten minute shortcut to Beverly Hills, the famous Rodeo Drive, and West Hollywood. The 10 freeway, a few minutes away, will take you to downtown or the beach. Take Highland Avenue North for a few minutes and you will be at the famous Hollywood, Highland and Vine, home of the walk of stars, theaters, Wax Museum and many other famous Hollywood icons. Walk or bike through the Spanish style neighborhood as you explore its calming charm. Bounded by Olympic Blvd., San Vicente Blvd, Pico, Highland Avenue and Fairfax, Miracle Mile Mid Wilshire is close to a great selection of stores, galleries, the Grove shopping center, the Farmers market and many restaurants, cafes and stores.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
Designer home with a design theme: 'Classic Hollywood Glamour'; Dramatic open living spaces, with elegant dining area, designer lighting, warm tone colors, bright light, spacious, large windows, original fireplace, and new beautiful hardwood floors. Meticulous detail was paid to all improvements featuring original architectural details abound including, crown moldings, base moldings, chair rails and built-in cabinets. Dressed with sleek and elegant designer furnishings. Original artwork. Office work area: contains a sleek glass desk and iconic Eames chair that can be used to check e-mail via wireless internet connection provided. Showcases designer icons such as a Karim Rashid wave sofa bench, Marc Newsom Felt chair, a Knoll Bertoia lounge chair and an iconic white Carrara marble Knoll Saarinen dining table is the perfect place for a romantic and stylish dinner. A breakfast room set just off the kitchen. A master bedroom with a custom California king-sized bed Bright and sunny during the day with many windows. Plenty of closet space, wardrobes and storage: 3 walk in closets, floor to ceiling wardrobes, A spacious bathroom with large granite top double sink vanity and 5 mirrored wall cabinets. Outdoor living space in the City; A Private back yard filled with a variety of fruit trees. The patios provide a multitude of ways to enjoy the outdoors and anchored by a large orange tree
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Photography of Classic Hollywood Stars from Joan Crawford to Paul Newman
Original acrylic paint on canvas IDRISI DESIGN art titled:'Two Shooting Stars'
A Designer Karim Rashid Wave Sofa, red swivel chair, pop art and Knoll chair
Office nook with sleek glass desk, an Iconic Eames Alumn. chair and free WI-FI
Brightly lit Breakfast area with Eastern exposed windows facing the garden view
Kitchen with plenty of granite countertops for cooking while enjoying the view
Luxury bathroom with designer lighting on dimmers to create a spa experience
Guest bedroom with queen size bed, framed mirrors, sheers and black-out drapes
Master bedroom with oversized California King bed, large walk-in closet and art
Open Dining Room Area, featuring an iconic Carrara Marble Knoll Saarinen table
Open living area with sofa beds that can sleep 3 children as an extra bonus
Second white sofa bed under a pop art piece next to the western exposed balcony
Starlet Veronica Lake above a glossy white 'Marc Newsom Felt Chair'+ lightbench
Fully stocked sleek Gourmet Kitchen open to a breakfast area with a garden view
Bathroom double sink vanity granite countertop below framed mirrors and sconces
Bathroom shower tub with brushed silver framed glass doors next to linen closet
Guest bedroom has full height mirrored door wardrobe closets and a walk in
Master bedrm has 2 seating areas; Sofa and 2 chairs w Lana Turner + Jean Harlow
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