EXPANSIVE TOWNHOUSE WITH VIEWS

2 Beds      2.5 Baths      2,372 SF      VIEWS      CENTRAL LOCATION      $1,343,000    SOLD

2304 Century Hill, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Century City is unique amongst the numerous neighborhood pockets within the greater Los Angeles area.  Developed with the mindset of having a “city within a city,” Century City has become famous for its steel skyscrapers and wide streets.  Due to its unique look and location, the area is in demand for high end business and high net-worth individuals looking to live within the few residential complexes in the area. 

The Century Hill complex is one such in demand residential complex.  Located behind a completely enclosed complex, Century Hill provides a resort like experience to its residents.  With a full-on site staff and around-the-clock security, residents can live in comfort knowing that their every wants and needs are being taken care of.  Within the complex, residents have unobstructed access to five swimming pools, multiple tennis courts, a fitness center, a club room for events, and much more.

This two bedroom and two and a half bathroom townhouse unit overlooks the rest of the city below.  From the private garage below, step into the ground floor loving space with an open floor plan.  Off the living room is a large patio that showcases the views and is perfect for entertaining guests.  If more privacy is needed, there is an inner courtyard that perfectly complements an indoor-outdoor living experience.  The kitchen comes fully equipped with high end appliances, including a new Sub-Zero fridge and a Miele cook-top.  A breakfast nook completes the space. 

Upstairs, we have the master retreat with its vaulted ceilings and a skylight.  Perched above the city facing east, one can wake up to views of Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles.  Two walk-in closets provide ample space for storing one’s valuables.  The master bathroom comes with a fully equipped steam shower and a jacuzzi tub.  Opposite the master, down the hall, is the secondary bedroom with it’s own en-suite, full bathroom. 

This location is within walking distance to the newly re-imagined Westfield Century City mall.  One can easily walk there for a Sunday brunch or take the short drive to pick up groceries at Gelson’s or Eately.  With its unbeatable central location all within a self-contained community, this townhouse is a rare find in this highly desirable location in Los Angeles. 

Two bedrooms with private en-suite bathrooms
Townhouse style with bedrooms on top, and living space on the ground floor
Views of Hollywood, Griffith Observatory, and Downtown L.A.
Steam shower and jacuzzi tub in master bathroom
Two walk-in closets in the master bedroom
Two areas of outdoor space perfect for entertaining
Brand new 48” Sub-Zero fridge
Brand new water heater
Recently upgraded, high-efficiency HVAC system
Private two-car garage with one additional spot for a total of three parking spots
24/7 gated community with private security
Numerous pools and tennis courts available to residents
Recently renovated gym
Access to a renovated club room for private events

HOA Fee: $2,100.83/month

In the late 1950s, execs at 20th Century Fox were fighting a ferocious battle against television, a disruptive new technology that was eating into the margins of the movie business.

Their efforts to stanch the bleeding — which included bankrolling the disastrous Elizabeth Taylor epic "Cleopatra" — only worsened the problem, and in 1961 the cash-poor studio found itself selling its expansive backlot to the aluminum giant Alcoa for $50 million.

The new owners of the 260-acre tract tossed out an earlier master plan by L.A. architect Welton Becket and hired a modernist dream team consisting of such luminaries as Becket, I.M. Pei and Minoru Yamaskai to create a new vision for what would become Century City.

They were to design a downtown of the future, an upscale mixed-use development convenient to Beverly Hills and the disposable income of its residents but free from the height restrictions that kept that city strictly low-rise.

Century City was brilliantly successful at eliciting beautiful modernist designs but far less so in creating a thriving 24-hour downtown. Like much of American commercial architecture of the 1960s and 1970s, the buildings that lined the Avenue of the Stars turned their backs on the street.

By creating self-contained mini-cities out of each building, where a commuter could arrive by car, park it in a huge underground garage and take an elevator to the office, all without stepping foot outside, developers effectively killed any chance for a vibrant street scene. An adjustment in the ratio of planned residences (fewer) and office buildings (more, and bigger) ensured that the place would be a ghost town after dark.

That corporate bunker mentality has now gone the way of the sky bridge and the subterranean food court, and Century City is belatedly trying to develop a more dynamic mix of uses as the neighborhood prepares for the Purple Line subway extension, which will have a stop on Constellation Avenue.

Westfield Century City has recently completed a major renovation that is bringing prestige and provenance to the area, and the Century Plaza Hotel is undergoing its own transformation. Add to that the hundreds of new high-rise housing units either under construction or in various stages of planning, and it seems that Century City might just be on the cusp of becoming a real urban neighborhood.

Neighborhood highlights

Heaven for modernism fans: If the books on your coffee table tend toward pictorial celebrations of the International style in general, and Welton Becket in particular, here's your happy place.

The highest of the high end: Competition for tenants is so fierce among the new luxury towers popping up all over Century City that they are trying to lure buyers by providing amenities like Botox treatments and butlers.

Location, location, location: Century City is in the heart of the booming Westside, and the coming subway extension will put Downtown within reach without having to fight the cross-town traffic on Pico and Olympic.

Report card

There are no public schools within the boundaries of Century City. Nearby institutions include Fairburn Avenue Elementary and Westwood Elementary, which scored 945 and 940, respectively, out of 1,000 in the 2013 Academic Performance Index. El Rodeo Elementary had a score of 897; Ralph Waldo Emerson Middle scored 728; and Beverly Hills High had a score of 865

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Jeff Yarbrough

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