2934 N. Beachwood Drive – Hollywood Hills – Los Angeles $1,349,000
The Hollywood Hills have always been somewhat of an icon of unattainability. You can see the Hills depicted in the films, in photographs, even from the seat of your car, but its difficult to place yourself in one of the enclaves within the enclave (be it the Bird streets, Beachwood Canyon, or the gaudier Mt. Olympus). And thats not simply because its expensive. There’s something mysterious about the landscape – huge houses plotted amongst wild verdure (where else in the world do deer and Maseratis intersect?) – made all the stranger by the different figurative roads leading in. The idea of the artist’s retreat usually invokes the image of an uninsulated cabin, the porch sticky with fallen pine needles, at the end of a rough road. In the Hollywood Hills an artist’s retreats may have a helipad.