Plaza Towers

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838 North Doheny Drive, West Hollywood, CA

Plaza Towers
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Exterior of Plaza Towers
Building Information
Management Company Barry Krost Management
Number of Units 84
Number of Floors 14
Year Built 1961
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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838 North Doheny Drive, West Hollywood, CA
Distance to Public Transit Within five blocks
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning WDR4
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Exterior of Plaza Towers

Plaza Towers is a residential building of 14 floors and 84 units that range from one, two, three, or four bedrooms. The building can be noticed by its timeless design, with horizontal lines and wraparound balconies that offer great views. Plaza Towers is one of the oldest high rise condominiums on Doheny Drive, and is a sought after residence.

The building offers two pools, one that is found on the roof deck, as well as a full service component with valet parking, concierge, and 24 hour security. The building is currently undergoing an extensive, $10 million dollar renovation.

The tiled entrance welcomes guests and residents with the recently renovated marble lined lobby. Each unit varies in style and each have been tailored and upgraded over the years. The full service building has controlled access as well as a sauna and a fitness center.

Many balconies are featured in the residences, some with wraparounds, that offer views of the Santa Monica Mountains and downtown Los Angeles.

Located within walking distance to many restaurants and shops, the Plaza Towers is a convenient West Hollywood residence north of Beverly Hills, south of Hollywood Hills and east of Norma Triangle.[1]


Location

Located just on the border of Norma Triangle, Plaza Towers offers a convenient location to nearby Sunset Boulevard and Santa Monica Boulevard. Norma Triangle offers a walk-able area with many upscale cafes, restaurants, shopping, nightclubs, parks, and bars. "Boys' Town" encompasses a part of Norma Triangle, which is a popular gay district on Santa Monica Blvd. Norma Triangle is also known for being home to Ticketmaster headquarters, which is the largest employer in West Hollywood.

West Hollywood Park and Greystone Park are nearby, as well as Hawthorne School and Rosewood Elementary School. Coldwater Canyon Park is also nearby, which includes canyons and panoramic views of the San Fernando Valley. The 45 acre park offers many hiking trails, and is home to the environmental nonprofit organization, TreePeople. The park also features a theater that hosts many family-friendly events.

Seven public transit routes are within walking distance, and car/bike share programs are also nearby. [2]

Construction

Built in 1961 on a lot size of 23,165 square feet, Plaza Towers is a 14 floor concrete and steel constructed residential building. The exterior of the tower is exposed concrete with a hard coat stucco. Many wide protruding balconies can be seen from the exterior. The contemporary architectural style building is white in color and has a flat roof that fits in with the West Hollywood skyline.[3]

Layout and Features

One to three bedroom layouts ranging in size from 750 square feet to over 2800 square feet are offered at the Plaza Tower, each with a large balcony with views of Downtown Los Angeles and Beverly Hills. Each floor plan is practical and maximizes space with built-ins, pass-throughs, and walk-in closets.

Interior upgrades include stainless steel appliances, stone counter tops with under mount sinks, new light fixtures, cabinetry, recessed lighting, and hardwood floors. Many of the units still have their original mosaic panel parquet wood floors.

Central heating and cooling systems are utilized in each of the residences.[4]

Interior Photos

Amenities

Amenities offered at Plaza Towers include:

  • 2 Pools, one rooftop
  • Rooftop Deck
  • Sauna
  • Fitness Center
  • Parking Garage
  • Valet Parking
  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Security


Bylaws

Plaza Towers Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


Pets and rentals are allowed at Plaza Towers.

There are no age restrictions placed on ownership.

Sustainability

Public Transit routes, car/bike share programs, and its convenient location make it easy for residents to employ sustainable, eco-friendly living without the use of a vehicle.

Walking is very practical due to the Plaza Towers' many nearby amenities.

Many of the residences have been upgraded from their original appliances and lighting to include energy-efficient ones.[5]

Trivia

Boys' Town
  • Located near the gay neighborhood of Norma Triangle, Plaza Towers offers an eclectic location buzzing with bars and nightlife.
  • West Hollywood's "Boys' Town" area is situated along Santa Monica Boulevard between La Cienega Boulevard and North Robertson Boulevard. Countless gay-friendly bars, restaurants, shops, and other businesses can be found here.
  • Long before West Hollywood was deemed a city it was a center for nightlife and entertainment since it was out of the reach of the LAPD. Dating back to the 1920s, when prohibition made it an area known for speakeasies and nightclubs, the area became well known as a place for gambling and prostitution. Gay bars and bath houses began opening up in the 1970s, deeming the area "Boys' Town."[6]


References

  1. Los Angeles Condo
  2. Walk Score
  3. Page
  4. Realtor
  5. Walk Score
  6. Red Eye Chicago


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