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Mid Century Modern Glamour House

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Last updated: 07/04/2014
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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

              • Children Welcome
              • Smoking Allowed
              • Pets Considered
              • Long-Term Renters Welcome
              • Events 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 baby crib, 1 double

                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

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Dishes & Utensils:

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

              • Coffee Maker:

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

              • Kitchen:

                large with quartz countertops, views pool area...moreless

              • Pantry Items:

                Everything for cooking, a party...moreless

              Amenities

              • Living Room:

                Very large with fireplace and walls of glass to the pool...moreless

              • Parking:

                6 cars on property plus unlimited street parking ...moreless

              • Garage:

                converted into work studio...moreless

              • Washing Machine:

                new, high capacity...moreless

              Entertainment

              • Books:

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

              • Television:

                40' LG LED, 42' LG LED Smart TV, Apple TV...moreless

              Communications

              Pool & Spa

              • Private Pool:

                wonderful original freeform pool...moreless

              • Heated Pool

              Outdoor Features

              • Deck / Patio:

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

              Theme

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

              Location & View

              • Village:

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

              • Mountain View:

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

              • Monument View:

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

              Activities

              • Arboretum
              • Antiquing
              • Miniature Golf
              • Horseback Riding
              • ATM/Bank
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Massage Therapist
              • Medical Services
              • Fitness Center
              • Equestrian Events
              • Golf
              • Tennis
              • Swimming
              • Cycling
              • Wildlife Viewing
              • Mountain Biking
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking
              • Botanical Garden
              • Churches
              • Library
              • Playground
              • Synagogues
              • Theme Parks
              • Zoo
              • Restaurants
              • Health/Beauty Spa
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Museums
              • Bird Watching
              • Outlet Shopping
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Hiking
               

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              Rental basis: Per property
              Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
              summer
              Jun 13 - Sep 22, 2014
              3 night min stay
              $1,249
              $6,995 $29,950
              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
              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • pool heat $150
              • Tax Rate 12%

              Cancellation policy:

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


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              Last updated: 07/04/2014
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              Location

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

              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!

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              This listing was first published here in 2013.

              Date last modified - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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

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