Category : luxury-condominiums
Top 10 Reasons to live at the W Hollywood Residences
Heather & I saw the residences at the W today and here are the top ten reasons I think it’d rock to have a place there:
1. They will ship your luggage anywhere in the world when you travel (yeah a trip to LAX without baggage).
2. Room Service from the French Brasserie Cote D’Azur in the lobby (when I’m simply too tired to go downstairs).
3. VIP access to the Las Vegas style nightclub on the roof of the W Hotel (no gross flight to Las Vegas for the nightclubs).
4. I could walk to Sushi Ike (even though most people would go to Katsuya because it’s closer).
5. I’ve always wanted to be Eloise (all the amenities of the W Hotel at my fingertips).
6. Valet Parking (need I say more?).
7. It’s LEED Certified (that means it’ll be built in accordance with the U.S Green Building Council for LEED certification’s green and sustainable design principles).
8. Bliss Spa (again, need I say more?).
9. Discounts at participating W Hotels worldwide (where my luggage will meet me).
10. Three pools and a fitness Club on the property (I’m guessing I’d be hanging by the pools more than working out).
Photos Courtesy of W Hollywood Residences.
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Great Design in Venice
Once upon a time there was a good size lot on Broadway in Venice and now we have four beautiful single family homes.
Los Angeles native Stephen Vitalich AIA has given us a project with a wonderful look, great design, amazing use of space and a little sustainability for good measure. The development has a cohesive look but these are four individual residences each with their own lot. Each house has 2600 square feet 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and an attached garage. We loved the roof top deck and were amazed by the light and open feel achieved with the 40 foot long skylight.
The finishes are great too – modern yet organic feeling, an interesting mix without feeling too chaotic. And the Unico high-efficiency hydronic heating and air conditioning system makes you feel like a responsible citizen of the planet. Blocks from Abbot Kinney, listed at $1.7mi.
Pictures from The MLS
Seller represented by Coldwell Banker
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What up G: Gustav Stickely & Gregory Ain
My two favorite G’s from Broker’s Open this week were Gustav and Gregory both being important architects who helped establish the look of LA. Stickley is more well known for his furniture, but during the early part of the 20th century he designed some houses. Ain is an architect whose modernist mid-century houses helped make LA the epi-center for this design style.
The Stickley house is on Gardner Street in that sweet area filled with craftsmen homes between Sunset and Franklin in Hollywood. It is a lovely cottage that’s been renovated and remodeled to fit modern taste. It has an open kitchen, a master suite, media room, pool, spa and guest house. Even with all of the amenities of the 21st century it retains the charm and style of a traditional California bungalow. (house, pool & detached guest space new on the market at $1,275,000)
The Ain is a condo in a 10 unit building in Silverlake on Avenel called the Cooperative Housing Project. It was originally built by communists (two of whom allegedly still live there). It is a corner unit with a great patio and deck. The rooms are all flexible with partition walls. The property looks like it is straight out of the 1950′s (it was built in 1947). If you want a cool hip architecturally significant place, with out spending a bundle on a big single family home this is it. (priced in the $600′s – thousands of course)
Sellers represented by: Sotheby’s Sunset & Deasy/Penner and Gray
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We took a hard hat tour of The Century last week (which meant we got to compete with the environmental conference for parking at the Century Plaza – go environment – you’re so popular). We were really curious. So much has happened since we took a client up the scary construction elevator last year. The view was amazing but you really had to use your imagination to figure out what living there would be like. And since then Candy Spelling bought the top two floors and well, it’s fair to say the market changed.
The finishes looked great and the views even from the lower floor (8th) were really good. There have been so many rumors so it was interesting to see a unit and get the official Related update. They are looking for Certificate of Occupancy by March 2010. The list prices still haven’t been adjusted so it will be interesting to see what happens with that.
The big surprise was the view of CAA. You could buy a unit with a view of the Gensler building from your kitchen. Eat breakfast and spy on your agent? Intriguing…
A recent article about The Century:
Fall real estate
The appeal of urban, high-rise living is increasing in Los Angeles
By Denise Abbott
Oct 15, 2009, 07:53 PM ET
“Century City: The Century, touted as “the evoultion of estate living,” has homes designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects and Marmol Radziner and Associates.
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Forty-two stories above the bustling Avenue of the Stars, workers in hard hats are toiling away on Candy Spelling’s new digs. The widow of TV mogul Aaron Spelling has set a record with her $47 million purchase of the top two floors at the Century, an ultra-luxury residential tower nearing completion next door to the Century Plaza Hotel.”
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