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"WOW!" is all I can say!
I wish I had the time to write the novel it would take to describe all of the fabulous aspects of this home. Driving up the hill to reach this house, I felt a The Mamas and the Papas vibe - "California Dreaming" went through my mind on more than one occasion over the 3 nights we were there. The neighborhood is so quiet and serene. This home definitely stands out amongst the more casual and modest homes that I picture in my mind as being cozy and fabulous in their own right on the inside. Kat welcomed us and she could not have been more welcoming. She offered us sparkling water while we toured the home and she didn't miss a beat describing all of the amenities and how to open the folding glass window panels to open up the living room to the natural beauty of Laurel Canyon - this is probably the biggest draw to this home and we took full advantage of it! The kitchen is very modern with everything you need to cook (which we did not), make coffee (Nespresso pods were left for our use!) and even a couple of bottles of red wine were in the wine fridge. Nice touch! We stopped at Trader Joe's on the way up and grabbed some half & half, croissant bread, butter, sliced fruit, cheese and some champagne and wine for our stay. We were set! The bedrooms were fantastic and they are all upstairs. Top of the line linens were on the beds and the master bedroom is right above the living room with floor to ceiling windows with another fabulous view of the canyon. Outside behind the house and right off of one of the bedrooms is a sitting area with a couch and chairs to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail. Climb a few more steps up the hill to a platform in the back yard with a gorgeous copper tub that has two seats with two chairs beside it and talk about the view from up there! Just stunning. We also took advantage of the tub that keeps the water warm with the copper insulation. It just felt so decadent! It was a gorgeous afternoon in the 60's and we felt like we were in heaven! Thanks to Matt for his hospitality. He was very responsive, although we didn't need much - his proactive check-ins to make sure we had everything we needed were very appreciated. I'm looking forward to our next visit and to also check out Matt's place in Austin! Thanks for having us!
Perfect home in the heart of it all.
Gorgeous house w everything you could need and more! A zen retreat built to optimize a most relaxing vacation where gorgeous sunset views, fresh air, nearby hiking and peace and quiet await. The owner and house assistant are very helpful and knowledgeable and will provide you with all the suggestions or reservations you need to enjoy your trip. The house has been beautifully decorated with attention to detail so to not take away from the amazing views in this completely glass home. The kitchen is fully stocked making you feel right at home. We instantly wanted to return the moment we left. Great vacation!
Beautiful Home, Amazing Views, Great City
My family and I loved this house. The balance between form and function is perfect. Floor to ceiling/wall-to-wall windows provide amazing views of Laurel Canyon from every room. The living room wall/window opens completely, exposing the house to the open air and the sounds of the birds and waterfalls. Very nice. For music lovers, the music room has 2 guitars (very nice touch) and the master has a record player and records (also a very nice touch). The roof has seating and is great for yoga, playing guitar, or just enjoying the view.
If you are inclined to leave the house, Hollywood, shopping, hiking, and great food is minutes away. We went to the LA Farmer's Market nearly every day for lunch... Great food! If you are open to driving for an hour or so, you can hit any number of diverse beaches (cliffs, rocks, sand, boardwalks). We took the Pacific Coast Hwy from Long Beach down to Laguna Beach. That is a great way to spend a day. We could have stayed another week and not accomplished everything we wanted to do.
I would absolutely recommend this house to anyone considering LA for vacation. It's beautiful, has everything you need, is perfectly located, and the hosts are amazing.
An architectural marvel, picturesque and a host who works diligently to ensure your comfort.
It’s not often that you walk into a house and the glossy coffee table architecture book has pictures of your home for the next couple of days. Matt’s home oozes character, beauty and uniqueness. In the heart of a canyon with spectacular views, prepare to be enveloped by luxury.
The opening walk-through was seamless and thorough (bottles of wine chilling in the fridge for us, upscale bath oils and salts ready for the bath, Ghiradelli chocolates tempting us), and within 20 minutes we were unpacked, sitting in the living room with the floor to ceiling windows open to the canyon breeze, enjoying cocktail hour. My wife and I have a fondness for books (don’t miss Book Soup on Sunset Blvd) and Matt’s home is a treasure trove of books, a mini-library. Perfect.
Matt provided us with detailed lists and descriptions of nearby attractions, restaurants and shopping. He also suggested the Trebek Open Space hike for me. It’s probably a 5-minute drive to the trailhead, but I preferred the 40-minute walk along the winding canyon roads. I was in the Trebek park for another 40 minutes and only saw four other people - beautiful vistas of life in the Canyon and city views. I’d highly recommend the walk.
This was an ideal getaway for us and we have nothing but praise for Matt’s home and his world-class effort to make our stay so memorable. Thanks!
The Box House property was incredible!
Our family of four had an amazing time in LA and loved staying at this property. It was clean, had incredible views and Matt (the owner) was extremely helpful in helping us plan our entire trip to the west coast. We would highly reccomend this property to anyone planning a family trip to LA. Matt is an incredible resource if you have any questions about activities,
restaurants, museums etc. Our favorite thing was the VIP tour at Universal Studios..well worth the money for a great day of fun! Can't say enough good things about our experience and the luxuary of coming home each day to a beautiful, calming, peaceful home.
Thank you so much for your 5 star review! I truly enjoy being able to offer my experience and knowledge to my guests and was excited to hear about how much my recommendations helped you during your stay.
There are so many great opportunities for experiences in the area it's hard to choose, so I love being able to give some insight to people based on their interests.
I'd love to host you again the next time you're in Los Angeles, and thanks again for taking the time to review the home.
Stunningly peaceful oasis just moments from city!
The Box House exceeded all our expectations. Photos capture the property very well, but being in the space takes it to another level. No detail has been spared. From the sound of the lovely water feature in the vestibule to the rooftop patio seating and garden, every vista is tranquil. Our family definitely plans to return and had a vacation to remember forever!
Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I was honored to be able to host you and your family at my home.
I have taken special care to include those items which make me feel most tranquil and am thrilled to know that the home provided the same serenity for you.
I look forward to your next stay at The Box House!