West Hollywood colonial home condo sells for $2.3 million – DIRT
In less than a decade, from the mid-1920s to the early 1930s, architect Leland A. Bryant made a lasting impact on the Hollywood and West Hollywood landscape. Before the Great Depression largely halted construction, the Beaux-Arts-trained Bryant produced a series of upscale apartment complexes in a variety of styles, from French Normandy to Spanish colonial to zigzag modernism. Regardless of their architectural slang, Bryant’s elegant complexes have always held a special appeal for members of the entertainment industry.
One Bryant building that has proved particularly appealing to Tinseltowners over the years is the Colonial House in West Hollywood. Commissioned by Margaret Livingston, a silent film actress-turned-real estate magnate, the French Colonial-style complex was built in 1930 and has 21 units across its seven floors. The true constellation of stars who have called the place home include Bette Davis, Clark Gable, William Powell, Nicholas Ray, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Lopez and Katy Perry. And now you too can join their illustrious ranks as a two bedroom, two bath unit has just become available in the condominium.
The condo, listed by Compass agent Matthew Schwartz, is being sold by famed art and fashion curator Justin Reed. With 1,607 square feet, the second floor unit has been updated with new light wood floors, custom cabinetry, built-in bookcases and quality appliances including a Gaggenau stovetop. Stunning original features such as cathedral vaulted ceilings with carved plaster beams, horseshoe arches, a carved plaster fireplace, French doors and windows, wooden moldings and colorful bathroom tiles coexist peacefully with modern elements. Other highlights include a formal dining room and a tiled balcony.
As well as access to the listed building’s heated swimming pool and gardens, the unit offers two car parking spaces and Mills Act tax benefits. The asking price is $2.275 million while the HOA fees are $1,798 per month.