About this listing
Three blocks from Hollywood & Vine! This is an airy, corner unit with crazy sunset views!
This amazing 1 BR top floor home with spectacular views with NO ADJOINING APARTMENT UNITS is the place to stay if you want to feel like you're LIVING in Hollywood, and not just STAYING in Any Apartment, USA!
This is a breezy, corner unit on the top floor of an historic building facing south and west, offering views from the Hollywood Hills to the ocean on a clear day. It's comfortably furnished and decorated with art and original photography that span my 2+ decades-long career as a reporter and television producer.
Living Room - 273 sq. ft.
Breakfast Nook - 64 sq. ft.
Kitchen - 27 sq. ft
Bedroom - 176 sq. ft.
Bathroom - 42 sq. ft.
Amenities include lots of sunlight... which explains the double-sided kitchen blinds!... a new portable AC unit in the bedroom (purchased May 2015), a queen-size bed with TempurPedic mattress, a spacious bathroom (the largest in the building) with separate shower stall and corner sink. The bedroom's chest of drawers and one of the two walk-in closets are empty and available to guests. A built-in vanity is in the former-dressing-area-turned-office.
Kitchen amenities include microwave and blender.
Coin-operated laundry room on the premises.
Covered parking available for $10/night; free for stays 7 nights and longer.
Interaction with Guests
When requested by guests via text, otherwise… minimal.
The Walk of Fame, the Pantages Theatre, the Capitol Records building and more than half-a-dozen clubs, pubs, dives and restaurants are all within a 4-block radius from my front door.
There's an excellent Farmers' Market every Sunday morning, two blocks away on Hollywood Bvd.
Slightly further but still a short walking distance: Trader Joe's market (one block south of Hollywood & Vine) the Hollywood / Highland center which hosts the Academy Awards, the vast wonderland that is Amoeba Records, 24 Hr Fitness and an unsurpassed movie-going experience (incredible sound, no-ads-just-trailers) at the Arclight Hollywood which offers reserved seating and a bar / restaurant where the servers are mindful of your showtime if you let them know.
Numerous bus routes on all major surrounding streets. The Hollywood / Vine Red Line Metro station is 3.5 blocks away next to the entrance to the W Hotel. The Red Line southbound takes you to downtown, Union Station (where you can take the Pacific Coastliner to San Diego) and to numerous rail connections to Pasadena and other areas. The Red Line northbound has a stop at the Hollywood & Highland complex, Universal Studios and North Hollywood.
Other Things to Note
Trash disposal: Recycle and regular trash dumpsters are in the building's rear driveway.
While there are no adjacent apartments, there is a neighbor below you. When sitting at the table next to the large, double doors… be mindful that voices carry when those doors are open.
No parties. No loud music. No smoking… even if you DO have a "medical card!"
About the Host, Bill
Supposedly "nobody walks in L.A.," but when I moved here more than 20 years ago as a news reporter, I decided to live as close to my employer as possible... which meant living in Hollywood.
I've lived in the same neighborhood ever since. It caters to my every desire: great food (Eva Longoria's Beso is 2 blocks away) amazing movie theaters (as they should be!) and more than 2-dozen bars ranging from low key cool to too-hip-and-pricey... and I love em all!
Despite my proximity to the club scene, my personal life is pretty low key, as you can see from this list of Five Things I Can't Live Without (in no particular order): a good steak, Joni Mitchell's music, "The Walking Dead," a room with a view and the ArcLight movie theaters!
As a producer / reporter I've travelled to places I'd otherwise have never seen (London, Venice and the South of France) and met celebrities I'd be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of. Many of those experiences are forever preserved in the form of photography and artwork proudly displayed in my home.
As Jim Carey wrote next to his handprints at Grauman's Chinese Theater:
"Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily...."
Life IS but a dream!