1. Beverly Hills
Four-bedroom modern 90210 gem
Recall the gorgeous excess and bright young things of ‘80s-era Beverly Hills from inside this sprawling white-walled modern babe curved around a glowing pool nestled next to Franklin Canyon. There are four bedrooms and bathrooms throughout its clean one-story space, replete with state-of-the-art amenities from Viking kitchen appliances to an inviting hot tub. Bonus: the pool and hot tub are heated, which works well on breezy SoCal February nights ... And when you’re able to tear yourselves away from this den’s indulgences, it’s easy to venture into proper ‘90s-flashback 90210 and hit all the shiny dining and shopping spots on Rodeo Drive.
2. Sunset Strip
Five-bedroom opulent Mediterranean estate
“Bombshell” doesn’t adequately capture the essence of this statuesque five-bedroom, eight-bathroom Mediterranean manse in the coveted, celebrity-saturated hills just west of the Sunset Strip. Vaulted ceilings and sweeping windows provide awe-inspiring city and mountain views, including those from three private balconies overlooking the ample backyard with its heated pool, hot tub, grill, lounging, and al fresco dining areas. There is space for your entire entourage inside this airy, clean-lined powerhouse, and its amenities run the gamut from a fireplace to a grand piano to a home theater room perfect for screening the movie industry’s biggest night of the year.
3. Hollywood Hills
Four-bedroom glam hills retreat
Lights! Camera! Major action! Seconds from the heart of West Hollywood’s strip of Sunset Boulevard, this glam hottie delivers an “Old Hollywood”-style experience inside a newly renovated hillside outpost that sleeps six revelers. For starters, the retractable door to the open-air chef’s kitchen opens into an expansive private backyard garden with two poolside cabanas, a heated pool and hot tub, a fountain, and a fire pit. Perfect for lounging and entertaining, indoor amenities range from a large pool table to two fireplaces to a Jacuzzi to a cutting-edge indoor/outdoor sound system. This joint is ready for its close-up.
4. Los Feliz
Five-bedroom star-grazing villa
Channel ‘20s Hollywood glamour with up to 10 members of your squad in this five-bedroom, three-story Los Feliz looker. Dig into the buzzing restaurant and bar scene in one of the city’s coolest ‘hoods if you’re craving action, or simply retreat to this cloistered Tuscan villa for downtime in the pool before viewing Sunday night’s main event. Re-enact countless cinematic descents from a truly dramatic entryway staircase, or soak up the landscape from the expansive balconies and outdoor lounge areas. After all, this is one night when the planets visible from nearby Griffith Observatory aren’t the brightest stars shining in LA.
Three-bedroom oceanfront architectural stunner
Leave it to the ‘Bu. Despite being a bit farther from the golden boy’s festivities, this knockout is a rock-solid contender for best view, inside and out. Designed by renowned California architect Harry Gesner, “Eagle’s Watch” is a secluded, oceanfront three-bedroom beach babe offering unobstructed panoramic views of the ocean and the mountains—in addition to proximity to the star-studded delights of Malibu Colony’s retail and residential areas. Outdoor lounging and al fresco dining options adjacent to the roomy hot tub don’t exactly take away from the appeal of this stunning SoCal lair, either.