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Mid Century Modern Glamour House

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Last updated: 10/25/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Hollywood Hills house description

Private Mid Century Resort

Mid century modern masterpiece by Kazumi Adachi built in 1958. Over 200 editorial and celebrity photo shoots for Vogue, Bazaar, Marie Clare, GQ, etc. and dozens of commercial shoots have taken place at this house over the past 15 years. Most recently: Cindy Crawford, Adelle, Zooey Deschanel, and fashion house Celine. Many of the worlds top photographers and art directors have lavished this home with praise referring to it's 'timeless soul', 'zen like quality', and one in particular said it was like 'your own private island in the city!' This home epitomizes indoor/outdoor living.
Located in famous Beachwood Canyon (where stars such as Bogart, Gable and Chaplin had their 'secret' homes), this very private property abuts over 600 acres of the largest urban park in America, Griffith Park . Horseback riding at the famous Sunset Ranch is only a ten minute walk down the trail. The other trail leads directly to Lake Hollywood or you can hike to the Hollywood sign and Griffith Park Observatory.
At nearly 1/2 an acre, It is a much larger property than one normally finds in the hills. The 3400 sq. ft. house is sited on its own flat pad on a ridge directly under the Hollywood Sign with views in all directions. Walls of glass surround the free form pool, which looks and feels nearly identical to Sinatra's Palm Springs home. Furnished with original and important pieces, this home is for the very sophisticated art and nature lover who values privacy and architectural integrity in both materials and design. The public places are suitably grand for entertaining while large suites provide sanctuary. The en suite bathrooms are phenomenal. Stellar views of downtown Los Angeles all the way to Long Beach from the pool area.
Wonderful central location: just a few minutes to Hollywood nightclubs and restaurants, theaters and major venues like the Hollywood Bowl or Greek theater; 15 min. to downtown; and 10 min to all the major studios in either Hollywood or Burbank. If you want to step back in time for an authentic Californian sophisticated modern experience, look no further...

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Onsite Services

              • Housekeeper Optional

              Suitability

              • Events Allowed
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Children Welcome
              • Pets Considered
              • Smoking Allowed

              Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Original Master Suite: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Non allergy pure latex mattress, private patio...moreless

              • Poolside Suite: 1 king, 1 sleep sofa /futon

                Tempurpedic Bed, Luxury bedding, Pool, Cyn views...moreless

              • Den/Bedroom: 1 queen

                Cyn, Pool views, Shoji Screen, Library...moreless

              • Baby Room: 1 double, 1 baby crib

                attached to bathroom/baby changing station...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              • Powder Room: toilet

                Guest, powder room...moreless

              • Hollywood Sign Bathroom: toilet, shower

                Hollywood Sign view, marble, luxury fixtures, towel warmer...moreless

              • Canyon View Spa Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower

                Massive marble skylit wet room with ceiling filled tub...moreless

              • Baby Bathroom: toilet, shower

                small, converted to baby changing station...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

                wonderful selection of architecture, art and world travel books...moreless

              • DVD Player:

                2 LG 3D blu-ray DVD...moreless

              Theme

              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions

              Attractions

              • Arboretum
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Library
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Playground
              • Restaurants
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo

              Local Services & Businesses

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

              Leisure Activities

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

              Location Type

              • Downtown:

                Gorgeous views of Hollywood, Long Beach and Downtown LA...moreless

              • Monument View:

                Quite Literally 'under' the Hollywood Sign...moreless

              • Mountain View:

                Property sits against 600 acres of the westernmost part of Griffith Park -- pure wilderness....moreless

              • Village:

                Beachwood Village was developed in the 1920's and contains wonderful winding roads and hand laid stone staircases throughout the canyon....moreless

              Sports & Adventure Activities

              • Cycling
              • Equestrian Events
              • Golf
              • Hiking
              • Mountain Biking
              • Swimming
              • Tennis

              Dining

              • Child's Highchair
              • Dining
              • Dining Room
              • Seating for 8 people

              General

              Kitchen

              • Coffee Maker:

                Cuisinart Drip, Nespresso espresso maker, Chemex, French press...moreless

              • Dishes & Utensils:

                Alessi China, Stainless flatware for 8, Champagne flutes for 12...moreless

              • Dishwasher:

                Miele...moreless

              Outside

              • Deck / Patio:

                multiple decks and patios with views in all directions...moreless

              Pool / Spa

              • Heated Pool
              • Private Pool:

                wonderful original freeform pool...moreless

              House Cleaning

                  • Housekeeper Optional
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Thanksgiving
                  Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2014
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,249
                  $6,995
                  Christmas
                  Dec 21 - Jan 3, 2015
                  3 night min stay
                  $1,249
                  $6,995
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $1,049
                  $5,950 $25,595
                  * Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • cleaning fee $150
                  • pool heat $150
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 12%

                  Cancellation policy:

                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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                  Last updated: 10/25/2014
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                  Location

                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  Burbank, LAX
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  Burgundy Room
                  15 Miles
                  Nearest Ferry
                  Marina Del Rey, San Pedro
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  Griffith Park
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Train
                  Metro at Hollywood and Vine
                  3 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  101
                  2 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  Beachwood Village Cafe
                  20 Miles
                  Nearest Beach
                  Malibu, Santa Monica, Zuma

                  Car: Necessary

                  Lake Hollywood and the Mulholland Dam are just a 5 minute walk away. Both the Hollywood Sign and Griffith Observatory can be hiked to. Griffith Park is the largest urban park in America and this property sits within it. The area is filled with interesting and significant architecture as well as 'secret' winding roads and staircases -- Beachwood Canyon was designed in the 1920's as a European style hillside village. Wildlife such a coyotes, hawks, deer, bobcats are present and inhabit the canyons that were used for decades by the Hollywood studios for their wilderness locations. Yet, drive 5 minutes and you are in the bustling new urban center of Hollywood or Universal City. Downtown Los Angeles is as close as 15 minutes away. Beverly Hills is 20 minutes away.

                   

                  Owner info

                  Year Purchased: 2002

                  About the owner: Hi, I am an Architect, restauranteur and surfer, I grew up in Los Angeles at the Beach yet was always drawn to the hope and history of old Hollywood. After studying architecture at UC Berkeley, I moved back to Los Angeles and found myself a career in Film production and development. Never content with one career, I restore architecturally significant homes, have owned for 16 years one of the oldest bars in Hollywood and try to make sure to surf everyday!

                  Why the Owner Chose Hollywood Hills:
                  As significant as a Lautner or Neutra, I purchased this Kazumi Adachi designed house because it was like an architectural oasis in the middle of the wilderness and yet 5 minutes from the hustle and bustle of Hollywood. I didn't think a property like this existed in the hills as it is a 'Palm Springs' style home on a large flat pad -- in fact it is almost a copy of Sinatra's Twin Palms estate in Palm Springs. This was also where Hollywood stars like Bogart and Gable had their 'secret' homes and the ghosts are still here! But it isn't all glamour and parties; to the Chumash Indians, this area was sacred and I could feel the land and mountains calling to me.

                  The Unique Benefits at this House:
                  This home was designed for a wealthy couple who had fallen in love with Japanese architecture so they hired a Japanese American modernist architect. This is his largest home and quite certainly the best. It is a design with very few walls and an indoor/outdoor quality that fully exploits the climate in Southern California. Another benefit is that the air is good up here! And you can actually see stars at night! As an architect, I felt the house needed me to undo some wrong-headed remodels over the years and return the house to it's original integrity. This has been a painstakingly slow (and expensive!) but joyous journey. Maintaining the integrity of its 1958 vintage design and making the proper material choices has been a passionate endeavor since the day I bought this property. The siting of the house is magnificent -- private and flat (no stairs in the hills is a rarity). There are two master suites with only the best king size beds and en suite bathrooms that will take your breath away. All the rooms are large and flow into one another and the three large patios/lanais. The concrete floors and veneered walls and large glass sliding doors convey a sense of strength, authenticity, and minimalist beauty that does not feel brutal or industrial in any way. It is truly like living in an art piece. John Lautner once told me (personally) that 'great architecture will change your life' and this house is proof of that wonderful statement.


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                  Speaks: english

                   

                  Photos

                  • Massive walk in two showers, ceiling filled tub, skylight

                    Massive walk in two showers, ceiling filled tub, skylight

                  • The back yard!

                    The back yard!

                  VRBO #499466

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                  This listing was first published here in 2013.

                  Date last modified - Saturday, October 25, 2014

                  $1,049 - $1,249 per night (USD)
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                  3 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Member since: 2013
                  Speaks: english
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