An architecturally significant dwelling perched high above the Sunset Strip is being offered for lease at $20,000 per month. The two-bedroom residence comes with one of the poshest amenities packages we’ve seen in the SoCal real estate market.
Recently christened “One Place,” the 2,156-square-foot dwelling was the first residence designed and built by architect A. Quincy Jones.
The legendary architect used the residence as his own personal studio. He designed it with soaring ceilings and huge windows, to take full advantage of its city and canyon views.
Built in 1939, it has been updated and renovated several times—but always carefully preserving Jones’ architectural intent.
The property is laid out so that it can function as two independent living spaces, each with its own bedroom, bath, kitchen, great room, and living space. The two structures can also be leased individually, at $10,000 per month.
That is a pretty penny for a one- or two-bedroom home, even if it is tucked in the hills of L.A.’s Laurel Canyon. However, that’s where the value of the amenities come in.
For starters, the home is offered turnkey, and furnished with unique and authentic pieces from Brazil, France, and Denmark. Tenants are also offered the use of an electric Mercedes vehicle for the duration of their stay.
But what’s really of value to Angelenos in the know is free access to the elite Spring Place Beverly Hills for the duration of the lease.
Spring Place is a sophisticated and private members-only club with restaurants, bars, lounges, workspaces, cultural events, and a rooftop terrace. Renters of this residence can also have gourmet food delivered to them by Spring Place and may avail themselves of other perks offered by the club.
“We see this home as the ideal place for creative types,” says The Agency’s Alana Mesica, who has the listing with two colleagues at The Agency, James Harris and David Parnes, who are also stars of Bravo’s “Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles.”
“It’s also an excellent pied-à-terre for someone who isn’t in town all the time,” Mesica says, “and wants all the comforts of home when they are, or perhaps for someone who’s already a member of Spring Place, and would like somewhere to stay nearby.”
Mesica relishes the exceptional design of One Place, and the fact that the residence has retained a warm, homey feel—unlike many of the new “modern boxes,” that have mushroomed throughout the area.
“It has so much unique character,” she remarks.
At a time when the home-buying market is in turmoil, the lease market is thriving, according to Mesica. Folks who sold their homes before the worldwide pandemic reached its peak may not be ready to buy just yet, so renting is a smart way to wait to see how the market shakes out.
Mesica told us that thanks to digital marketing efforts, quite a bit of interest has surfaced in the short time One Place has been offered for lease.
For renters looking for a place to cool their heels in style for a while, “It’s unlike anything else on the market,” she says.