Built in 2008 by developer Peidmont Investments, this 42 unit courtyard style condo offers great finishes and a wonderful location, and at very affordable prices! Its hard to find newer construction buildings in the area.
Each unit is two bedroom two bath, and has two subterranean deeded parking spaces with in unit laundry. Square footage of the units ranges from 1,200sqft to 1,450 sqft. There are two floor plan styles, “A” and “B”. Some buyers prefer floorplan A because they have balconies, whereas other buyers favor floorplan B because they have massive kitchens.
Floor Plan A with Balcony
Floor Plan B with massive Kitchen
The building is designed in the Spanish Mission Revival style with clay tile roof and smooth stucco exterior. The hallways are open air and look into the courtyard. Walk to Larchmont, and in a great safe neighborhood.
The residences have great finishes, with hardwood floors, a gas fireplace in living room, walk in master closet and private full baths for master bedrooms. Kitchens are open and have stainless steel appliances, real wood cabinets and black granite counters.
Building amenities include a video surveillance security system and elevator. HOA dues are very reasonable at only $300/mo.
HOA’s include water, trash, common area maintenance, insurance, gardening.
When the building first open some units had trouble with dishwasher leaks and AC leaks. When the dishwasher leaked it damaged the hardwood floors in the kitchens. You can tell if the unit you were looking at was affected by it if they have tile in the kitchen. Now that the building has been up and running, most of the bugs have been worked out.
Brookside borders: Highland, Wilshire, Muirfield and Olympic.
The Brookside neighborhood consists of seven north-south streets: Longwood, Tremaine, Keniston, Hudson, Rimpau, Mullen, Muirfield; and two east-west streets, 8th and 9th. There are 349 homes on mature growth tree-lined streets with a diverse mix of 1920’s revival style architecture.
In the South East corner of Brookside is the pocket park LA Memorial High Park and Library which is across the street from LA High. Brookside is less pricey than its immediate neighbors to the North, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, and neighbor to the east Fremont Place. Brookside is a very convenient locale for downtown commuters.
Prices range in Brookside from $1.5M for a top of the market totally done home to $1M for the 3,000 sqft fixers. 3br 2ba 2,000 sqft homes range from $600,000 to $800,000.
Rimpau Estate Company originally developed Brookside in 1921 to lure wealthy LA families from West Adams. They named their development ‘Windsor Crest’ and it sold well even during the economic downturn at the time.
Brookside has a strong neighborhood council.
Founded in 1979, the Neighborhood Council named the community Brookside after the natural stream- the Rio del Jardin de las Flores- which winds through backyards of Longwood Ave. The river eventually joins with Ballona Creek.
The dense trees indicate the streams path through longwood
Backyard of a houes on Longwood, most houses have bridges.
There is an annual neighborhood block party each summer organized by the Neighborhood Council that features food, magic, carval-games, petting zoo and musical entertainment.
846 S Longwood Ave
Chateau Le Moin is the most well recognized house in the nieghbhorhood. It is a Moorish-Style Scottish-influenced castle on the corner of Longwood and 9th.
Notable architects Edwin Thorne, John Byers, Ralph Carlin Flewelling
French was popular during the revival period in Los Angeles, Architecture ranging from the 1920’s through the 1930’s. Luxury home owners love French- it is very much in favor to this day. Faubaurg St Denis is an excellent example of Chateauesque-French Norman Revival style architecture.
Built in 1928, the building was originally apartments with one apartment of each floor. Faubaurg St Denis was designed by architect James N. Conway. In 1930, Conway was also architect for two Mission-style garden apartments in Westwood that are now historic Cultural Monuments (Historic-Cultural Monument #446/447). The building was called the Beverly Sycamore.
The developer imagined building three similar buildings on each corner of Beverly Sycamore intersection, but those plans never came about.
Five-stories with steel frame construction, Faubaurg St Denis is H-shaped which results in no common walls for the units.
In 1987, the building was converted to condos. There are 22 total units. 4 units on each floor and two town house units in the rear of the property by N Orange Dr (Units #110 and #109).
The two buildings behind the pool are the townhouse units
Every Facades of the building is beautiful with slight variations on each side. Each façade is balanced symmetrically around a vertical centerline.
Quoin stones line the corners, slate tiles roof with louvered dormers and pinnacles, chimneys, wrought iron finials, balconies with balustrades, and decorative corbels
The entry gate is massive with triumphal-style arch, capped by a denticulated cornice. Ornate wrought iron gates enclose the courtyard.
The lobby has giant beamed ceilings, with crown molding. Marble fireplace and delft-style tile flooring.
Penthouse units on the fifth floor have Huge 18ft Vaulted ceilings and entryway skylights, and great views
Approx 2,000sqft units
HOA $1000 month
Pool, the pool is excellent
Gym – somewhat disappointing
Subterraine gated parking, garage entrance on Beverly. 2 parking spaces/ unit. There is no elevator in the garage and it is seperate from the building. So to get out of your car, you must come up the steps from the parking level, across the walkway and into the building then to the elevator. This can be a bit of a walk but nothing to complain about.
The Wilshire Country Club is private 18-hole golf course in Hancock Park. The club is member owned, and you may only join the club by member recommendation. Regular Membership cost is $70,000 one time fee, plus $725/mo. membership fee and $100/mo. food and beverage. Regular Members not only are allowed to play golf, but also may use the club house, fitness center, eat at the restaurant, use the dining rooms and meeting rooms, and attend club events. There is also an executive membership available for ages 20-44, prices vary by age, but substantially less than regular membership. Call the club for availability and pricing.
The course was developed in 1919, under a land lease from owner G. Allan Hancock to a group of local business men. Normal McBeth, an accomplished Californian golfer of the day, was hired to design the course. Norman was allowed free reign to do whatever he wanted. He took careful consideration of space, and prevailing west wind when designing the course. Kyle Phillips updated the course. Kyle added additional bunkers, and made the bunkers deeper. Later on, Beverly Boulevard would come to intersect the Hancock Park golf course, dividing it in two, separating between the front and back nine- as it is present day.
There is a beautiful wide open view of the Hollywood sign from hole #13 on the back nine.
The course is known for its gorgeous greens. The course occupies 107 acres. There is a stream running through the center of the course.
The original club house was demolished and a new club house was built in 1971. The club house has two stories- the lower level contains men’s and women’s locker rooms, suana and massage rooms, Exercise Room, bar, two pool tables, barber shop, and pro shop. The upper level has offices, formal dinning, card room, and two private dinning rooms.
As well as having excellent faculty and administration, local parents supplement the schools budget through the non profit organization Friends of Third (FOT). FOT funds extra teaching positions- a technology center instructor, a full time librarian, a physical education instructor, and a music teacher.
Third Street elementary has a brand new computer lab that has 34 iMac computers.
Students recieve 45 minutes of technology classes every other week. By graduations, students will possess technology skills such as typing skills, research, use of word processing, and office software programs, video recording and editing, and image editing.
Third street has a full time librarian and the library has 12,645 books.
I am a big believer in music education, and third street elementary has a phenominal music program. Headed by Richard Lawton– it is taught with the emphasis on creating and playing music that I think is key to understanding music as a form of communication. Richard writes a music teaching blog that extends learning beyond the classroom.
Additionally, Third street classes go on a minimuim two field trips a year. Some recent field trips were to: Los Angeles Zoo, California Science Center, LACMA, and Natural History Museum.
Third Street elementary has a Korean Dual Language Program (KDLP). There is one KDLP class per grade level. Students register for this program on a first come first served basis. Parents of students in the program solely fund KDLP. All giving is optional. Students are taught in both English and Korean in all subject areas in addition to Learning about Korean culture, holidays and customs.
In 1923, Harry Warner of Warner Bros. studios, commissioned this 8 bedroom 5.5 bath, 5,555 sqft Hancock Park Georgian Colonial-style Mansion. Built on a 29,400 sqft lot, this historic home features include Detached Guest House, Pool, Private clay Tennis Court and maple paneled screening room. H.M. Warner House is located on prestigious Rossmore Ave. in between 5th and 6th Street. The home was designed by A. Burnside Sturges, and is a Windsor Square- Hancock Park Historical Society Landmark (#92).
Warner stayed in the house only a few years. He sold the property shortly after it was built to raise capital to finance a film- “The Jazz Singer” (1927), starring Al Jolson. It was followed by Warner Bros. classics “The Maltese Falcon” (1941), “Casablanca” (1942), and “Rebel Without a Cause” (1955).
When G. Allan Hancock developed Hancock Park in 1920, he allowed two outstanding private sports clubs to be established; The Wilshire Country Club and the Los Angeles Tennis Club (LATC).
Located at 5851 Clinton Street, the tennis club has 16 lighted tennis courts, making it one of the largest private tennis clubs in Los Angeles. Members rarely have to wait to play a match, and often arrive without booking a reservation ahead of time.
The club has played an important role in establishing the sport of tennis. It hosted the inaugural Pacific Southwest Open tournament in 1927, the world’s first hard court major tennis championships. The Spanish Colonial Revival style clubhouse was built that year also.
Club House built 1927
Bill Tilden won singles in the first tournament. Many of the top players in the world during the 20th century have competed on these courts.
A great amenity for members is the 25-yard-long pool and spa that is great for swimming laps or water aerobics classes. There is also a fitness center equipped with state-of-the-art weight training and cardio equipment with personal trainers available by appointment.