1033 Carol Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90069
1033 Carol Dr. is a 36 unit low-rise midcentury architectural condominium complex in West Hollywood, built in 1975. The building is very well cared for and looks like its new! The HOA does a very good job maintaining the property.
The building is quiet and sophisticated and appeals to owners who want elegance and luxury, and are seeking the right balance of privacy and community. Many of the condos have had $100,000’s in remodels invested in them by their owners. There are a few rentals but most of the condos are used as residences and not rented. Condos in Carolwood rent between $5,000/mo. and $7,000/mo. As is typical of West Hollywood, there aren’t many if any kids. Most of the residents are singles and couples who are very affluent, and could afford more but choose to live modestly, or own Carolwood as a second home or vacation home.
Upscale residents enjoy an abundance of open space, in a warm natural setting, with architecture that “shelters without enclosing and defines without limiting” – Ron Goldman.
The Architect behind Carolwood’s design is local California Architect Ron Goldman.
Ron Goldman is perhaps best known for his humane ethos and award winning contemporary beach homes in Malibu where he has resided for the past 30 years. Ron has also been an outspoken activist in the communities of Malibu and Santa Monica against large scale developments.
Located in a quiet pocket of West Hollywood in-between Beverly Hills Flats and of Norma Triangle, the Carolwood neighborhood feels more like Beverly Hills than West Hollywood to me. 5 Minutes to West Hollywood Santa Monica Blvd and 10 Minutes to Rodeo Drive. You’ll probably be making a trip to your favorite art gallery after closing on a Carolwood Condo, because they have a lot of wall space perfect for displaying art and decorating with mid century furniture.
Carolwood gets its name because it has a lot of wood siding. The trademark of Carolwood developer Murray Weber is wood and brick exteriors. He believed that using a natural finish enhanced enjoyment and increased property value.
A tremendous amount of open space was set aside in Carolwood. Most developers nowadays would try to cram double or triple the number of condos on the same size lot. Carolwood has almost an acre of land. This didn’t happen because Ron Goldman is a big proponent of incorporating open space into his designs.
As a result, you find open air hallways, a park-like outdoor courtyard, and plenty of elbow room between your nearest neighbor.
Goldman admits freely his love of skylights and windows. Condos have floor to ceiling mid century windows that get plenty of natural light. Living Rooms have Gas Fireplaces.
Carolwood condos range in price from $800,000 to $1,200,000. They are all 2 Bedrooms with square footage ranging from 1,400 sqft to 2,000 sqft so they are quite large. Floorplans are all two bedroom and primarily Townhouses with one flight of stairs. There complex has a mix of (28) Townhouse Floorplans and (8) Single Level floorplans. The eight single floorplans are Condos Numbered: #301, #303, #304, #306, #401, #402, #403, #404. Everything else is a townhouse.
Every condo has a patio or balcony for some private outdoor space. Some of the balconies have views.
Bedrooms have good dimensions and are not right next to each other so there is privacy between them. Many owners utilize one of their bedrooms as a home office.
Kitchens are Galley style. Kitchens aren’t very big, but fine for up to two cooks. There is an informal Dining room off the kitchen that comfortably seats 6.
Each floorplan has a Powder Bathroom, a full hallway Bathroom and Masterbathroom attached to Masterbedroom. Masterbathrooms have separate tub and shower and double vanity.
– Pool + Spa. 8 Foot Deep end.
Parking & Laundry
Two Side by side deeded parking spaces for each unit in subterrean parking garage. Guest Parking?
Laundry is inside. Stacked Washer Dryer in kitchen. Some owners have moved the laundry into a hallway closet and turn the laundry area in the kitchen into a pantry.
Home Owners Association
Home Owners Dues: $850/mo. – $1,000/mo.
HOA dues cover? EQ Insurance, Water, Trash, Common Area Maintance, Building Insurance, Reserves.
Owner Pays? Electricity, Gas, Internet, Cable, and Condo Insurance
Earthquake Insurance? YES