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Living in Art: a Paul Rudolph Architected Home

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Exterior view of the house from the Jacuzzi

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Last updated: 08/28/2014

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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

This is the only residence in California designed by well-known modernist architect Paul Rudolph (1918–1997). The house is filled with abundant natural light, floating planes and large interior surfaces. Its open plan layout, complemented by floor to ceiling windows and Italian terra cotta paved floors in all of the public space (both inside and the outside) suggests a feeling of continuity as you float from room to room while enjoying natural light and a view of the expansive backyard at all times. It is like living inside a sculpture.

As you enter the home through the front door downstairs, you will immediately be greeted by the large panorama of windows through which the garden and pool are evident. As you look around, you will perceive the large entertaining Great Hall, the dining room (ideally for up to 8 guests) that is off to your left and the living room that is off to your right. Off the dining room, you will find the kitchen with a long island, three sinks, and lots of counter space; as well, the laundry room (which is off the kitchen) has its own WC and laundry sink. Past the dining room, you will find the breakfast room (also accessible from the kitchen) that has a small dining table as well as a sectional sofa ideal for relaxing and chatting as well as watching the large flat screen television.

If you go through the kitchen service door, you will find a patio that has a large gas operated WEBER grill. There is nothing quite like a good grilled steak or chicken! And as you walk through any of the several double glass doors (off the breakfast room, dining room, great hall or living room), you will find running the whole length of the back of the house is a terrace and two tiers of lawn. The first tier has a wisteria pergola just off the dining room; the second tier garden (directly in front of the the great hall) has a 50 foot long pool with a built in Jacuzzi. Around the corner from the back yard and adjacent to the interior living room (via a glass paneled wall) there is an outside living room with fireplace. It's a great place to sit quietly either before or after dinner.

And after a lovely day, it is time for bed. The master and one guest room are upstairs; another guest room is downstairs. All of the bedrooms are carpeted and have white tiled en-suite bathrooms with two sinks, a toilet and bath and/or shower. As well, each bedroom has a flat screen television with cable access to HBO, Showtime etc. There are routers that provide WIFI access from just about everywhere. The master bedroom has two balconies with floor to ceiling double doors that provide a great breeze and view of the garden and pool. The downstairs guest bathroom also has double doors leading to the outside garden. The water running throughout the interior of the house (ergo all of the sinks and showers) is filtered through a LIFESOURCE water system that conditions the water without using salts, chemicals or agents. It completely reduces the taste and odor of chlorine and chloramines without removing essential and healthy minerals. In other words, great tasting water and chlorine free water for showering and laundry.

And how does one access the property? You enter the gated property from 6th street into your own terracotta-tiled motor-court which can easily park four cars. In the event that you have guests to dinner or for an afternoon swim, additional parking is plentiful on Arden just around the corner with no need to cross a street. And speaking of entertaining, I have outdoor dining tables and chairs in case you want to entertain underneath the wisteria pergola off the dining room that overlooks the pool. The stereo system (FM/AM, CD player and Iphone cable ready) can play in all downstairs rooms and in three outdoor locations.

In addition to myself, my family and friends, the house is also appreciated for film, commercial and still photography production. My home has been used for commercials (such as Comcast, Nicoderm and Sony Electronics) and television shows (such as Castle and Nip Tuck) as well as still photography shoots for celebrities (such as Taylor Swift and Hillary Duff).
The location of my home is central to almost all points of interest either via surface streets (to Beverly Hills, the Grove, LACMA, West Hollywood and downtown Los Angeles) or the 10 freeway (to the beaches and coastline) or the 101 freeway (to the Huntington Museum, the Norton Simon Museum).
And of course, the beautiful walk among Hancock Park estates to the charming Larchmont Boulevard (restaurants, boutique shopping, yoga, spinning classes, massages and day spas) should not be missed.

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Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, Beds for 6-7

  • Master Bedroom: 1 king

    Two comfortable Italian leather sitting chairs; balconies...moreless

  • Guest Room Upstairs: 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Comfortable as bedroom or media room...moreless

  • Guest Room Downstairs: 1 queen

    Two bathrooms in this self contained area...moreless

  • There is an electrically inflatable Full size mattress if needed. Each bedroom is large enough to fit it. Let's discuss if there are more than 6 guests. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Master bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Two sinks...moreless

  • Upstairs guest room: toilet, shower

    two sinks...moreless

  • Guest Bath Downstairs: toilet, tub

    two sinks...moreless

  • Laundry/Kitchen WC: toilet

    ...moreless

  • Guest Bathroom/Powder downstairs: toilet, shower

    One sink...moreless

Other Amenities

  • For stays longer than 8 nights, the housekeeper will come to launder sheets and towels....moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Beachcombing
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Roller Blading
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Three zones...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Outdoor living room (covered)...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Throughout the house...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Linens for all beds are provided...moreless

  • Parking:

    Up to four cars (+) in the Motorpark...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    Bath and Pool towels available...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washer and dryer in Laundry room...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Nespresso and Capholone filtered coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Miele...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    The water throughout the house is filtered so no need to purchase bottled water. There will be condiments and paper goods on arrival. ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    GE double door Monogram...moreless

  • Stove:

    Viking...moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
 

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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$1,000

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $15,000
  • Cleaning fee departure $300
  • Tax Rate 14%

Notes:

Longer stays can be accommodated. Just contact me. Thanks

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Location

11.2 Miles
Nearest Airport
Los Angeles International Airport LAX
1.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Larchmont or Midtown (restaurant/bar)
2.3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I10
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Le Petit Greek
12.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Santa Monica

Hancock Park is one of the only true “walking neighborhoods” of Los Angeles. Founded in the 1920s, Hancock Park (and adjacent Windsor Sqaure) boasts beautiful estates & tree lined streets. My house is a fifteen walk from Larchmont Boulevard which has charming restaurants, specialty stores and a farmer's market every Sunday. As well as being home to the Mayor, Hancock Park is also home to many celebrities. Hancock Park is also one of the most central neighborhoods: minutes to Hollywood, West Hollywood, Los Feliz, Burbank/Studio City, Glendale, Beverly Hills or Downtown L.A. It is also very close to Paramount Studios and a 25 minute car ride to Universal Studios or Warner Brothers.

What do I enjoy? I enjoy going to The Grove and the Old Farmer's market (10 minute car ride) for shopping and people watching; LACMA museum (8 minute car ride) I enjoy for the exhibitions and free summer concerts on Friday nights; hiking in Runyon Canyon (20 minute car ride); the Griffith Park Observatory; the Huntington and Norton Simon museum in Pasadena; the Villa Getty on the Pacific Coast Highway; the Getty Museum off the 405...and golfing at the too many to name public golf courses. Oh yes, and relaxing in my own back yard by the pool!

By the way, Uber cars are always in the vicinity if you don't want to drive.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2000

About the owner: Originally from Belgium, I have lived in Washington DC, NY City, Paris and London. I consider Los Angeles my home as it is also where I have resided the longest in my adult life. I am passionate about beautiful space, art and photography. Were it not for so much other beauty in the world, I think I might never leave my home and this city! There is so much to do here from sports to cultural to culinary activities - oh yes, and there are also certainly lots of small to large entertainment venues including comedy/drama/dance and music (House of Blues, Troubadour to Disney Hall, the Chandler Pavilion and the Geffen playhouse to name just a few).

Why the Owner Chose Los Angeles:
The aesthetic beauty of the house with its abundant natural light, floating planes and large open interior spaces with high ceilings. I think that you also will feel that you are living in a piece of art/sculpture when you stay here.


Contact us

Speaks: english, french, spanish
 

Photos

  • Exterior view of the house from the Jacuzzi

    Exterior view of the house from the Jacuzzi

  • View from corner of Interior Living Room

    View from corner of Interior Living Room

  • View of passage: Kitchen on left, DR on right, Breakfast room ahead to right

    View of passage: Kitchen on left, DR on right, Breakfast room ahead to right

  • Dining Room and view to staircase and landing

    Dining Room and view to staircase and landing

  • Breakfast Room off kitchen

    Breakfast Room off kitchen

  • Interior Living Room

    Interior Living Room

  • Outdoor living room with fireplace

    Outdoor living room with fireplace

  • View of pool, upstairs master BDRM and bath (top left) and outdoor LR (btm left)

    View of pool, upstairs master BDRM and bath (top left) and outdoor LR (btm left)

  • Master bedroom (California King)

    Master bedroom (California King)

  • Upstairs Guest Room with Queen sofa bed

    Upstairs Guest Room with Queen sofa bed

  • Guest bedroom downstairs

    Guest bedroom downstairs

  • BBQ patio with Weber gas operated grill (off kitchen door)

    BBQ patio with Weber gas operated grill (off kitchen door)

  • Motorcourt and front door

    Motorcourt and front door

  • View of great hall and up side stairs to kitchen(rt) and DiningR(left) w shelves

    View of great hall and up side stairs to kitchen(rt) and DiningR(left) w shelves

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Kitchen

    Kitchen

  • Breakfast room off kitchen

    Breakfast room off kitchen

  • Interior view of house from double doors into great hall

    Interior view of house from double doors into great hall

  • View from exterior LR to interior of hom

    View from exterior LR to interior of hom

  • Garden with pool/Jacuzzi

    Garden with pool/Jacuzzi

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Upstairs Guest Bathroom with shower

    Upstairs Guest Bathroom with shower

  • Downstairs guest Bathroom with bath (not shown is other bathroom with shower)

    Downstairs guest Bathroom with bath (not shown is other bathroom with shower)

  • Laundry room

    Laundry room

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
    4.5
  • Property type
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Speaks: english, french, spanish
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  • Response rate 30%
  • Calendar last updated 08/28/2014
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