We are Becky (28, Furniture Designer / Marketing) Martin (32, Music Producer) and this is our home and creative space.
The building forms a kind of modernist architectural compound (design by architect Tony Unruh, A.I.A) It's huge, not just for Los Angeles but for anywhere in the world (1900 sq. ft. inside the building alone on a 4500 sq. ft. lot) and occupies its own city corner block.
There is one HUGE living space in the centre of the building, which is home to the dining area and a cinema area with tiered cinema style cinema and projector linked up to Apple TV (complete with Netflix and a huge movie and TV library of my own) The system is also linked to the master bedroom. Then there is a very large kitchen with all stainless steel and a 50's American diner breakfast booth. Plus 2 large bedrooms (one with its own garden terrace and 2 bathrooms)
We also have 2 large Garden areas as well as a courtyard with artificial Grass a BBQ and a Hot Tub.
The front section of the courtyard also houses 2 parked cars behind an electronic gate, so its super safe.
We have Air Conditioning & WIFI Internet
This place couldn't be more Los Angeles if it tried!
The local neighborhood is great, we're in a very sleepy area in between Silverlake and Glendale in North East Los Angeles, as with anywhere in L.A you need a car to get around as it's like 10 cities in 1! We’re right on the 2 freeway so easy access to everywhere.
Right Around the corner (2 mins walk) we have Glassell Park which has a Huge outdoor Swimming pool as well as a full outdoor sports recreation centre including basketball & Tennis courts, and a great running track with integrated work out stops with benches and fitness bars all the way round, kind of like an assault course (All for free community use) There's also a great kids playground there too.
The reason we picked where we are is because we feel it’s the perfect location to get the most out of Los Angeles.
- 5 minutes from the trendy and hipster restaurants and bars of silverlake, Atwater village and Glendale
- 10 Minutes from Hollywood
- 10 Mins from Downtown L.A
- 20 Minutes from Santa Monica Beach
- 20 Minutes From LAX Airport
- 30 Minutes From Malibu Beach
- 30 mins from disney world
- 30 mins from magic mountain and water parks
The Great Thing about Los Angeles is there is so much to do in such a small area for example you can go snowboarding (feel free to use our boards) in the morning in the mountains then Surfing at Malibu beach in the same day! Or go shopping in downtown followed by a lakers match then dinner and a show in Hollywood.
We're English so when we moved here we traded in our fancy car for a 1989 Dodge ram Surfer van! so we can do the beautiful coastal drive down to San Francisco or the 2 hour drive to San Diego or 3 hours to Vegas any time we like and sleep in our little van if we like! Our car can be included in this exchange if you like and we fully recommend doing some road trips!
I hope you like our home as much as we do, we are very happy here : )