About This Listing
Stunning, open, airy modern private home with amazing views. Very large sliding glass doors open to a large deck. Perched on a hill and surrounded by trees. Hardwood floors, built in cabinets + modern design. Fun, hip, and relaxed neighborhood.
Artist's studio perched in the hills among the trees. This is a single unattached studio - up 3 flights of stairs - on the top of a hill. It is open and airy, with high ceilings, hardwood floors, and large windows.
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, while surrounded by trees and greenery. Amazing views of the mountains from large sliding glass doors. The sliding glass doors open onto large wrap-around deck with gas grill. Studio has a full size Murphy Bed, an open kitchen, and a fast wireless connection. Designed by artist/resident and an architect who worked for years with Frank Gehry. Decorated with art, nice furniture, and good books.
Centrally located in Elysian Park Heights--right next to Echo Park and Silver Lake, Atwater Village, 10-minute drive to downtown, Hollywood, Burbank, Los Felix.
Tree lined, friendly, safe, and diverse neighborhood with tons of character. It is filled with artists, locally run cafes, shops, hipster bars, and excellent food and drinks--from taco trucks to local and sustainable haute cuisine to nearby farmers markets on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, to small wine and cheese shops.
A 15-minute walk through the hills and winding staircases takes you to nearby Elysian Park, a quintessential LA experience -- a rural/urban park with lots of great trails, LA's oldest park, and it's 2nd largest.
For art lovers, nearby you will find MOCA, the Geffin Contemporary, RedCat, Machine Project, Echo Park Film Center and more. 20 minutes to LACMA. Without traffic in a 1/2 hour you can get to the Hammer Museum and the Getty Center.
It's 10 minutes to Little Tokyo, Chinatown, and 1/2 hour off peak gets you to the beach. For those who want to use public transportation, there is a bus stop down the street.
I know the neighborhood well, have lived here happily for 16 years, and can give you tips and suggestions.
Plenty of easy and safe street parking. Washer and dryer, Gas grill on large deck.
It is a walk up about 45 steps to get to my place -- about the equivalent of 3 flights of stairs, though it is not straight up or particularly steep, and there are platforms. Still, if you're not in shape, that's a lot of stairs. I've lived here for a while and don't notice it but it is not for everyone.
There are large windows in the studio. It is private and designed with no window shades for openness and beautiful views, so light does come in in the morning.
Also, the place is simple, minimal and spare. I love it, and love living in it, but I also love living simply. I provide clean sheets, towels, and my studio will be clean, but its simplicity is not for those looking for 4 star hotel luxury. It's a working artist's studio, and hopefully you'll stay here if you enjoy the pleasure of that.
The price includes tax- no surprises later!
This is a much loved and well cared for home, so please treat it the same.
There is no smoking in the studio, but smokers can lounge on the large deck.
Natalie and her assistant Kristine were wonderful hosts -- warm, very considerate and great communicators. Once the date gets close, Natalie even provides an incredibly well-documented guide to the lively, hip Silver Lake neighborhood, so you know the lay of the land before you arrive and her recommendations were spot-on. The house is just as lovely as in the pictures. We didn't take advantage of the grill, but did lounge on the deck to read/relax/take in the view. The neighborhood (entirely residential with upmarket bohemian-type homes) was quiet and felt very safe. We'd definitely stay here again!
Natalie's studio was super cosy, clean and everything was as nice or better than described. The view from the deck really has to be experienced. Communication with Natalie and her assistant Kristine was flawless. My first airbnb experience really sets the standard for the rest of my trip :). Highly recommended!
We loved our stay in Natalie's studio apartment! Everything was clean, comfy and just as described in the listing. Our favorite spot was the deck. What a view! The gas grill was definitely a plus and the well stocked kitchen made our stay feel like home as we were able to have a home cooked meal while being so far from home.
Natalie leaves no stone unturned. From paper towels to dish detergent and shampoo, we felt like nothing was missing. She even left us great suggestions for places to shop, eat and hike. Thank you for sharing this lovely space with us!
Natalie's studio was amazing! I'd highly recommend it to family and friends when visiting LA (especially if Downtown and other east-side neighborhoods like Silver Lake, Echo Park, Los Feliz, Hollywood, etc are the main areas of interest). The studio was clean, welcoming, and a joy to have as "home base" for a few days during our visit to LA. The deck is absolutely incredible...very relaxing to sit outside and enjoy some sunshine and the amazing view. The neighborhood is also very uniquely LA - if you stay here I'd recommend driving up the hill and over to Echo Park Blvd - there is a great coffee shop called "Fix" that is only a few minutes away by car. Check out the Dodger's schedule while you are in the area, you're so close to the stadium! Elysian Park is gorgeous for a walk or jog. I'd stay here again in an instant - it was a great Airbnb experience!
About the Host, Natalie
I am an artist and videomaker who teaches at Calarts in Los Angeles. This year I am teaching at Rutgers University in New Jersey, and my husband and I are renting an apartment in Brooklyn, so my beautiful studio in Los Angeles is available for guests.
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