When I said that I had been too busy to blog over the last month, I wasn't kidding! Buyer's have recognized what an incredible time it is to buy and are wisely taking advantage of the opportunities out there while the getting is good! As you will see below, Metropol is back up and running. After it went to the banks in February, it sat vacant for quite some time while the powers that be decided what to do. Metropol is now being sold by a brokerage who specializes in bank owned, distressed properties and I have to say they really did the building justice. While I was selling it, it certainly had a chic presence and the developer was spot on with it's execution. The new team warmed it up a bit with some new model units and launched with slightly below market pricing which has created a tremendous amount of velocity for the once seemingly doomed project. They managed to put 30 units into escrow in 3 weeks! Pretty amazing, but the selling team themselves should be credited for being nothing short of spectacular (shout out to Max and Jennifer - I appreciate your help more than you know). Even Carlton Way itself has come a long way since February, with cute little craftsman cottages popping out where old abandon structures once were. Metropol is becoming the dynamic community it was always intended to be!
In Escrow: The Chateau Brittany - 1323 North Hayworth, Unit H, West Hollywood, CA 90046 - 1br/1ba, Roughly 1000 Sq Ft - List Price $630,000
Rarely do units become available in this landmark West Hollywood condominium arrangement. Once through the impeccably manicured privacy hedges, one enters a world of complete serenity and classic elegance. The central courtyard blends a heated swimming pool, fountains, spa, and lush greenery with decadent slate accents. Plush lounge chairs with seating areas positioned throughout the property offer a traditional resort atmosphere perfect for unwinding, entertaining, or to be used as a tranquil refuge to recharge from the delights this prime West Hollywood neighborhood has to offer.
The unit itself features a sophisticated elegance with espresso hardwood floors, crown moldings, generously proportioned rooms including a large formal dining room, gleaming tile work, floor to ceiling windows, and a grand balcony that allows one to marvel at the expansive beauty of this truly special offering.
This particular unit was not listed on the market. Rich Kids ensures that all clients get exactly what they want whether it's listed or not!
In Escrow: Metropol - 6001 Carlton Way, Unit 203, Hollywood, CA 90028 - 2br/2ba, Roughly 1200 Sq Ft - List Price $449,990
Metropol has finally been relaunched since it's quiet exit from the market this past February. The new Metropol has a whole new attitude with newly staged model units, a now almost fully equipped fitness center, and pricing that had the property at over 51% in escrow within two weeks of reemerging.
It's been exciting to not only see Metropol back on the market, but to also see Carlton Way make such a quick transformation. The street is dotted with redone craftsman style bungalows adding a fresh new perspective to the rapidly growing area.
In Escrow: 8337 Kirkwood Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90046 - 2br/1ba, Roughly 1088 Sq Ft - List Price $595,000
Tucked away on a quiet hillside just minutes from the heart of the Sunset Strip sits this romantic, Spanish charmer. Loaded with original character while being move in ready, this 2 bedroom, 1 bath home features hardwood floors throughout with subtle strips of intricate chocolate colored accents, a cheerful stained glass window in the living room, and gas fireplace accented by Spanish tile work. A gracious, step up dining room leads to an expansive kitchen boasting a large greenhouse window and original antique 30's style Roper stove/range that has been lovingly cared for throughout the years. A cozy, but substantial master bedroom with floor to ceiling French doors leads to a private, brick patio enveloped by the surrounding foliage for ample privacy. Pathways of stone bring you up the hill to a large patio ideal for BBQ's and entertaining while overlooking the property below. A well preserved art deco tiled bathroom with separate shower/tub and a large second bedroom (currently used as an office) completes this jewel of a property that offers sanctuary from city life while thriving in the midst of it. Additional features include a 1 car garage with large storage space, central AC, new roof (2009 per owner), and recently updated copper plumbing throughout the entire home. Located on a wide street with plenty of opportunities for street parking in the highly regarded Wonderland School District.
In Escrow: Metropol - 6001 Carlton Way, Unit 309, Hollywood, CA 90028 - 1br/1ba, Roughly 920 Sq Ft - List Price $379,990
The units at Metropol feature light American Oak hardwood floors, spacious/usable layouts, black carpeting in the bedrooms, and luxurious master chamber bathrooms inspired by some of the finest boutique hotels in the world. Each unit comes with 2 parking spaces and 47 guest spots perfect for gathering your friends for a quick pre party cocktail hour before heading out for the night. A five minute (OK, maybe 7.5 minutes) walk leads you to the new Hollywood W for an elegant dinner at Innovative Dining's (creators of BOA, Sushi Roku, Katana, etc) latest culinary masterpiece Dephine's follow by drinks by the rooftop pool at Drakes.