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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

This house was built in 1953, completely renovated in 2008 to a gorgeous contemporary mid-century sexy, the real estate agents in LA nicknamed it THE MADMEN HOUSE. Perfect for vacation or short term rental for professional purposes in the very trendy but sleep village of LOS FELIZ, perfect location to get to the 5 Freeway, the 101 Freeway or downtown in 20 minutes.

This modern luxury designer home is located on a beautiful tree lined street in the foothills of the exclusive Los Feliz neigbhorhood. This ideal location is just minutes from prime city activities and sights yet maintains a sense of privacy and seclusion. PLEASE NOTE: THE MADMEN HOUSE IS NOT A "PARTY" HOUSE, IT SETS IN A BEAUTIFUL RESIDENTIAL AREA OF LOS ANGELES CALL LOS FELIZ. WHILE YOU ARE WELCOME TO HAVE UP TO 10 PEOPLE AT THE HOME, YOU MAY NOT BE LOUD INSIDE OR OUTSIDE OF THE HOME AFTER 10PM. THINK "THE BIG CHILL" RATHER THAN "ANIMAL HOUSE". You must be 25 or older to rent and a driver's license or passport copy must be sent when reserving the home.

The 3-bedroom home features three bedrooms and three baths in the main house.
Further Details: This Mid-Century home is nearly 2400 sq feet, features an open floor plan and has a gorgeous front lawn as well as a 1,000+ sq foot patio/pool area with a gas grill, lounge chairs, and sun umbrella, perfect for outdoor entertaining.It features a stunning pool with a soothing waterfall over stacked stone and a shallow 'Baja Ledge'' for sunning.

The living room is highlighted by a stacked stone gas fireplace and with a turn of a knob, the entire glass wall opens to the pool.
Adjacent to this room is the tiled Lanai that flows right through another glass wall and spills out and around the pool...this wall can also be opened up in which the entire living space becomes a part of the outdoors.

The spacious dining room overlooks the lanai area with fabulous walnut floors throughout. This house is the quintessential entertaining home, yet is private and quiet. All of the glass walls have sumptuous floor to ceiling linen drapes to give you 100% privacy.

The gourmet kitchen has Viking Professional Series appliances including a 6-burner gas stove, wall microwave oven and a Miele Coffee Station. Spacious countertops perfect for prepping & casual entertaining. Chef-grade cookware is included. Morning and evening meals in the dining room can seat 12-14 guests comfortably. The entire living space is an open Mid-Century feel.

The master bedroom has walnut floors, an en suite bathroom with a separate shower and spacious tub. King size bed and flat screen TV, DVR, walk-in closet, and luxurious linens. It shares a private back deck with the third bedroom.

A second bedroom is spacious with Queen Size bed, flat TV, and wall to wall carpeting. This bedroom has it's own 3/4 bath.

A third en suite bedroom has a Queen size bed and is light and playful with it's own Hotel style tiled bathroom, flat screen tv, and opens out to a private back deck shared with the Master Bedroom.

This house maintains all of the charm of the original 1950's design, while having been re-built & updated with all modern amenities. There is wireless Internet throughout. Also is equipped with a security system,.

The home is perfect for someone coming to Los Angeles to work on a film, friends looking for a FABulous vacation spot and families looking for THE place that will keep children of ALL ages happy. A CHILDPROOF FENCE CAN BE INSTALLED AROUND THE POOL FOR AN ADDITIONAL $125 FEE. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS.

Location: Los Angeles, Los Feliz California, USA (Minutes from Hollywood, Silverlake, Downtown and Studios, 101 Freeway, 5 Freeway, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank).


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Property Type

  • House
  • 2400 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Catering Available

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional
  • Concierge


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Children Welcome:

    Pool that is open to house so we don't recommend small children that can not swim without constant supervision....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    very small dogs only...must preserve wood floors...moreless

  • Smoking Allowed:

    Smoking outside ONLY ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 7-8

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • Pull out twin bed: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    The sectional couch has a pull out twin mattress. ...moreless

  • 2 are en suite, 1 tub, 3 showers. Front bedroom with closet, quiet and beautiful, Master with walk-in closet, tub, shower, sitting area and back deck. Bedroom 3, bright, with hotel closet, shower and toilet. 2 couches can also sleep two so total of 8 people possible including couches. There is also a brand new custom made sectional with a twin pull out in the family room....moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo


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


  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Coin Laundry
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Nude Beach
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Ice Skating
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    additional chairs can be added for 8 alfresco dining for 6 as well outside ...moreless

  • Dining Room
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:


  • Ducted Heating
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Gas Heating
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:


  • Wireless Internet


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker:

    Miele Coffer/Espresso station needs coffee beans...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:


  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet Kitchen with Miele coffee station...moreless


  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf:

    within walking distance...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Private Pool

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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3 night min stay
$3,995 $13,950
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Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Pet Fee $100
  • Cleaning $250
  • Taxes Not included


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Heated Pool additional cost of $50 a day.

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Last updated: 11/26/2015
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5 Miles
Nearest Airport
0.1 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 minute walk
5 Miles
Nearest Train
Los Angeles
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Route 5
0.1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 minute walk
15 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica

Car: Recommended

Hollywood 5 minutes away, Downtown LA just 20 minute drive. Subway is 20 minute walk. Glendale, 10 minutes, Pasadena 20 minutes, Burbank 10 minutes...WONDERFUL LOCATION


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: This home is owned and has been restored by a 20 year Los Angeles resident. Originally from the East Coast, I came to LA to enjoy its freedoms, creativity, and opportunity. I am the second owner of this house originally built in 1954, and restoring it was a true labor of love. I am a business man as well as a professional singer.

Why the Owner Chose Los Angeles:
Gorgeous, Open, Perfect CA Living. This house is feels somewhat like a vacation home in Palm Springs, open and modern...but yet it is in a lovely residential area of LA, walking distance to awesome eateries, safe and old Hollywood elegance. MAKE SURE YOU CLICK ON THE LINK FOR THE INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL TOUR...YOU FEEL EXACTLY LIKE YOU ARE STANDING IN THE HOME. Freeways minutes away, Downtown 20 minutes away, and you can walk to a concert at the Greek Theater.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
2 outdoor seating areas, , sweet pool that can be heated easily, with water wall that can be heard through the house. Open floor plan so fun for gatherings. Feels like vacation everyday. Two bedrooms are en suite, the other has shower and bathroom across the hall. A sitting porch as well as a gorgeous pool. Gourmet kitchen so everyone can cook. Music throughout the home, TV's in every room. Fireplace in a cozy informal living area. Restaurants are walking distance...every cuisine you can imagine within a mile. A CHILDPROOF FENCE CAN BE INSTALLED AROUND THE POOL FOR AN ADDITIONAL $125 FEE. PLEASE SEE PHOTOS.

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  • master bedroom

    master bedroom

  • Master bath

    Master bath

  • Front Bedroom

    Front Bedroom

  • Master Closet

    Master Closet

  • Back seating area off of Master Bedroom

    Back seating area off of Master Bedroom

  • Living Room with Fireplace

    Living Room with Fireplace

  • Family area or Lanai

    Family area or Lanai

  • back bedroom

    back bedroom

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, November 27, 2015

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