Shoreham Tower

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8787 Shoreham Drive, West Hollywood, CA

Shoreham Tower
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Exterior of Shoreham Tower
Building Information
Management Company NPMG
Number of Units 131
Number of Floors 12
Year Built 1963
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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8787 Shoreham Drive, West Hollywood, CA
Distance to Public Transit Within two blocks
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning WDR4
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Entrance at Shoreham Tower


The Shoreham Tower is a 1963 residential building of 13 floors and 131 units, located at the base of the Hollywood Hills, just one block from Hollywood's Sunset Strip. Residences in the Shoreham Tower offer open, lofty studios ranging in size from 300 square feet to over 2300 square feet. Studios to two bedroom residences are available. Most of the residences have been updated to create a modern feel in the original 1963 build.

The tower stands taller than the majority that surround it, allowing views of downtown and Santa Monica Mountains. Amenities offered at the building include private balconies, concierge service, a pool and spa area, a sundeck, and 24-hour security.

The updated lobby offers a luxurious entrance with valet parking, concierge, and doorman services. The Shoreham Towers is located in the sought-after neighborhood of West Hollywood, with easy access to several of the neighboring communities, including Beverly Hills and Downtown Los Angeles.[1]

Location

Located just two blocks north of Sunset Boulevard, the Shoreham Tower residences offers a nearby location to all levels of shopping, entertainment, outdoor places, and schools. 8787 Shoreham Drive is part of the West Hollywood Vicinity neighborhood and is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District school district. Schools in the area include Pacific Hills School, West Hollywood Elementary, Holloway and Doheny Schools. Nearby parks are Kinds Rd Park, West Hollywood Park, Greystone Park, and Rosewood Park.

Santa Monica Boulevard and Melrose Avenue are also within walking distance from the residences.

Norma Triangle, a residential neighborhood that is well known for its cafes, restaurants, nightclubs, and shopping, is just a quick walk from Shoreham Towers. The small district makes up the shape of a triangle, giving it its name. The Norma Triangle includes a portion of the Sunset Strip as well as a portion of "Boys' Town," a popular gay district on Santa Monica Boulevard.[2]

Construction

Contemporary architectural style with a concrete build and a stucco and stone exterior. Many protruding balconies can be seen from the exterior. The building has a flat roof line, with bordering stucco walls creating a tapered skyline roof. The exterior of the building is white with brown and beige stone. The penthouse level has the largest balconies, that run more than twice as wide as the lower level balconies.

The building also has a one level underground parking area.[3]

Layout and Features

Studios to two bedroom residences are offered, ranging in size from tiny 300 square foot units to over 2300 square foot homes. All of the residences offer floor to ceiling windows for natural light, open floor plans, spacious layouts, and hardwood flooring. Many of the units offer distressed hardwood, upgraded stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. Gas cooking can be found in many of the units, as well as recessed lighting.

Bathrooms offer marble vanities with under-mount double sinks and standing, frame-less glass showers. Many of the units have been upgraded with new fixtures and lighting throughout, as well as central air conditioning. Additional light can be found in skylights on the top floor residences.

Some of the larger units have been upgraded with large, sliding glass doors that separate the balcony and outdoor space from the indoor space.[4]

Floor Plans

Few floor plans are available for Shoreham Towers. Here is an example.

Amenities

Amenities offered at Shoreham Tower includes:

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Sauna
  • Concierge Services
  • Doorman
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Valet Parking
  • Recreation Room
  • Dog Park



Bylaws

Shoreham Tower Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


Rentals and pied-à-terre are allowed at Shoreham Towers.

There are pet or age restrictions placed on ownership.

Sustainability

With seven public transit lines within walking distance, residents at Shoreham Towers do not require a vehicle for daily travels, and get to experience sustainable, car-free living. Car and bike share programs are also within walking distance from the residences.

Upgraded appliances and lighting in the residences are energy efficient, and new windows and doors are double-pane for heating and cooling sustainability.[5]

Trivia

Diane Linkletter's Death at Shoreham Towers

Shoreham Towers has a long list of celebrity history, including some dark secrets.

David Lee Roth and Neil Sedaka are among the celebrity residents of the building, as well as Humphrey Bogart and his wife, Mayo Methot.

On May 18, 1995, the ballet star and actor Alexander Godunov, who became well-known in the Soviet Union for his role playing Vronsky in Anna Karenina, died in his condo at Shoreham Tower due to alcohol abuse. A nurse who had not heard from him since May 8 went to his home at the Shoreham Towers, found him dead. He was 45 years old.

The daughter of media personality, Art Linkletter, was a resident at Shoreham Towers. On October 4, 1969, Diane Linkletter, age twenty, jumped out the window of her sixth floor apartment at the Shoreham Towers. She died at the hospital from the injuries sustained in the fall. Her father blamed her death on her drug use, specifically LSD. [6]


References

  1. The Condo Showroom
  2. Walk Score
  3. National Property Management Group (NPMG)
  4. Estately
  5. Walk Score
  6. Wikipedia


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