Mid century modern glamour house – vrbo is there a gas station near me


Mid century modern masterpiece by Kazumi Adachi built in 1958. Over 250 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… View more

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. View more about Ian

We are experienced renters of luxury vacation homes around the world, including in LA, and this house is so great, for so many reasons. First of all is the setting, high up in the Hollywood Hills , surrounded by parks and hiking paths, with pastoral views out every window, along with views of the lush mature landscaping of the house’s own property, and a view from the East side of the pool of downtown LA in the distance. There also are views of the iconic Hollywood sign from multiple fun spots in the house. It really is peaceful. Secondly is the architecture and layout of the house, designed by the famous Kazumi Adachi, which is a lovely mid-Century modern specimen. There are three very private and completely separate Master suites with luxury hotel-quality, incredibly comfortable king beds, sitting areas, and unique and sexy baths. (The abundant stacks of white bath towels were a plus.) The brand new third bedroom is a stunner, surrounded by windows. It has its own A/C to deal with solar warmth. The AC system for the house was great, which is not always the case with rentals or older houses. The sound system was really good and easy to. use with ones devices. The kitchen is modern, even though not recently redone, and equipped for a crowd. It has all the cookware and crockery needed. The common areas (LR, DR and office/library) are large and attractive, but in good weather – which is all we had, happily – you will want to spend your time outside by the beautiful landscaped heated pool. Finally, the owner and his local assistant could not have been nicer or more accommodating. The best testimony we can give for this house is we were so sad to leave but have plans to return!