LA'S BIRD STREETS FLYING HIGH!
The Bird Street is one of Los Angeles most exclusive and sought after enclaves. The neighborhood located in Hollywood Hills is known for its stunning views and extreme privacy and home to some very expensive real estate.
One such home situated on the prestigious and private front row on Oriole Way with spectacular views over the city and Pacific through its massive two-story glass walls is offered for sale priced at $26 million.
In 1926, the Bird Streets hatched above the Hollywood Hills as more celebrities wanted to move higher than their friends and new development began. Each street was given the name of a bird. Why? Not just because it was a cute theme, but because those who lived at that height for the first time had a true bird’s eye view of the surrounding environment. Actors, producers, publishers, musicians and others with deep pockets began scrambling to buy land and build their homes. It was the place where young actors achieving their first success would buy their first home such as Rock Hudson as he did after receiving critical acclaim in Magnificent Obsession. The boom continued into the 1960s, which was also the year George Harrison wrote the song Blue Jay Way while living on that street. He made reference to the fresh air while looking down on the “fog” over LA, which in the 1960s was the yellow smog that covered the city and could be seen from almost a hundred miles away. In recent years it has been home to Leonardo DiCaprio, who owns a two-house complex, Jennifer Aniston and Keanu Reeves among others. Residents are socially oriented and formed their own Doheny Dining Club where a group of about 50 meet twice a year for progressive dinners. Another perk for residents is its five-minute access to Sunset Strip and the studios.
Built in 2012 and now for sale, this contemporary 8,707-square-foot home with some of L.A.’s best views has four bedrooms, six baths and a double-height living room with floor-to-ceiling glass walls through which one sees the infinity-edge pool that seems to hang in space. The upper level surrounding the living room is privy to even more views. There is an elevator, a large home theater, home office, three guest suites, a wine cellar, bar and formal dining room. The kitchen is designed for a cook’s cook and is connected to an area devoted to entertaining. The outside terraces will accommodate large numbers when events are hosted and guests get heady from the height as well as their cocktails.
The property is offered for sale via listing agent David Findley of The Agency, Beverly Hills.
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