MID CENTURY MODERN GLAMOUR HOUSE

Ian

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
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Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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MID CENTURY MODERN GLAMOUR HOUSE

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Very Private Architecturally Significant 4 Bed/4 Bath Under the Hollywood Sign!

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...

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Ian (Owner)
Advertiser since 2013
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About Ian

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!

Ian purchased this house in 2002

Why Ian chose Hollywood

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.

What makes this house unique

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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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

5
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Mid Century Modern Glamour House
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews
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Mid Century Modern Glamour House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499466vb
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Hollywood Los Angeles County
5

Dream Came True

  • 5 of 5
My dream came true - to live in a mid-century modern house in the Hollywood Hills!
If you love mid-century modern architecture like I do, then this property will love you right back. My partner and I stayed four nights in the house with another couple and we were thrilled with the layout, furniture, location - just about every detail. The photos on VRBO, while superior to those in other listings, don't do the property justice.
Another reviewer mentioned that they wished they had spent more time relaxing at the house. Each of us felt exactly the same way. The house is so comfortable to be in and enjoy.
The property owner was a pleasure to deal with, too.
Yes, there are a couple of touch-ups that need attention, but I would be niggling to mention them.
The asking price is spot-on, well worth it.
  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Sightseeing
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Mid Century Modern Glamour House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499466vb
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Hollywood Los Angeles County
5

Great rental for parties & get-aways!

Great rental for parties & get-aways!
  • 5 of 5
I rented this house for my husband’s birthday party. We had a dinner party and had 6 guests stay overnight. It was one of the best vacation experiences I’ve ever had.

The atmosphere is the best…quiet, calm, relaxed, and sophisticated. I especially loved the mid-century modern furniture. The garden was beautiful as well – during the day there is a splendid view of the Hollywood sign overlooking the patio, and at night a spectacular view of the downtown lights.

The inside of the house was gorgeous as well. A marble bathroom with a comfy set of towels, and clean sheets, linens, and comforters in the bedroom gave a comfortable, lived-in feel. There is plenty of room for 6 adults to spread out and relax, and have enough privacy.

The owner is so great. Responsive to all my questions before/during and after our stay ... He never made me feel anything less than important and cared for. I would love to stay there again!
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Mid Century Modern Glamour House
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p499466vb
-3235736206
Hollywood Los Angeles County
5

Wow

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay at this property. The owner was extremely helpful during the entire booking, confirmation and arrival processes. He was at the property when we arrived early and walked us through the property and explained how everything worked. We had a relatively short stay and spent far too much time sightseeing and being stuck in LA traffic. We should have spent more time relaxing and enjoying this special property. The bedrooms were large and the beds very comfortable. The bathrooms were spectacular. I love a good bath and the master bath was amazing. I've seen ceiling mounted tub fillers in magazines, but never had the pleasure of using one until this house. The bath was in a wet room so splish-splashing in the bath was no problem. The kitchen was fully equipped. I had never used a Chemex coffee maker before, but it made one of the best cups of coffee I can remember, enjoyed all the more on the private pool deck. We were three busy professionals looking for an escape from stress and the peacefulness of this property was just what we were looking for. We had just come to LA from the mid-century capital of America, Palm Springs. This home would have fit perfectly in Palm Springs.
  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

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

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Availability & Rates

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Hollywood House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$1,249
$6,995
 
 
Christmas
Dec 21 2014 - Jan 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
$1,249
$6,995
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$1,049
$5,950
$25,595
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
cleaning fee $150
pool heat $150
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 12.0%

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Hollywood House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , Guest, powder room
    Hollywood Sign Bathroom - toilet , shower , Hollywood Sign view, marble, luxury fixtures, towel warmer
    Canyon View Spa Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Massive marble skylit wet room with ceiling filled tub
    Baby Bathroom - toilet , shower , small, converted to baby changing station
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Original Master Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Non allergy pure latex mattress, private patio
    Poolside Suite - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Tempurpedic Bed, Luxury bedding, Pool, Cyn views
    Den/Bedroom - 1 queen , Cyn, Pool views, Shoji Screen, Library
    Baby Room - 1 double , 1 baby crib , attached to bathroom/baby changing station
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • smoking allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
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