Updated Vintage Hollywood: Expertise and Passion Make a Difference
We began working with Stephen and John, the eventual buyers of this property on Creston Dr, about a year after they had relocated from New York City, temporarily residing in a Los Feliz rental. They sought a home in the Hollywood Hills, west to east, with a view, and unlike most buyers, wanted a fixer-upper. This home had been owned by a Hollywood set-designer for about 60 years. It, along with each of its 2 neighbors, were originally built in the late 1920s by one of the studios to serve as “temporary” housing for movie stars. This explains the design of the houses — huge vaulted Living Room, Dining Room for major dinner parties, and just two big Bedrooms upstairs. But plenty of DRAMA!
The house needed a major rehab, which we helped them with. It was a true pleasure, in part, because Stephen and John have impeccable taste. A favorite feature of the house, which we suggested to them, was a tiled pyramidal ceiling in the Kitchen. The whole house was redone — Kitchen, Baths, systems. They are intrepid, and turned a Hollywood antiquity into a grand house fit for today, without ruining any of its original style.
Our shared experiences helped us figure out that we were as good at doing business together as we were friends, so it was logical to team up and work together in Los Angeles real estate sales and development. Contact us today to start your home searching journey!