Westholme

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10590 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Westholme
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The Westholme
Building Information
Developer Still to be sourced
Architect Still to be sourced
Management Company The Westholme
Number of Units 77
Number of Floors 18
Year Built 1976
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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10590 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Distance to Public Transit Ten bus routes nearby
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning R5
Title of Land Condominium


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Background

The Westholme

Wilshire Boulevard was mostly lined by apartment buildings until the late 1960s, when the concept of condominium homes arose, leading to a rush of building conversions. Once the opportunities for apartment conversion dried up, high rises condos were built from scratch, some reaching up to 27 floors in height.

The area became known as “the Wilshire Corridor” because the meandering road and tall properties seem to carve a corridor through the Westwood area. There are more than 30 high-rise, multifamily buildings now lining this stretch of road.

The Westholme is a typical, if somewhat plain, 1970's high rise. It is, however, one of just two buildings in the Wilshire Corridor that has a paddle tennis court. The light filled apartments of this building feature floor to ceiling windows, fireplaces and great views of Wilshire Blvd and the city skyline.

The building offers the usual array of luxury amenities typical of homes on the Millionaire Mile and has been featured on HGTV.[1] Residents are just minutes from UCLA, Westwood Village and Century City with all its upscale eateries and shops.


Location

Located at the corner of Wilshire Blvd. and Westholme Ave. on Wilshire Boulevard's “Millionaire Mile”, the area and is surrounded by the “the golden triangle” of Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Holmby Hills. Its close proximity to Century City, Beverly Hills & the Westside is a location that can’t be beat. The sinuous row of high rise buildings afford incredible views in all directions.  Many of these buildings have full amenities and maids services can also be purchased in some of the buildings.

The wide boulevard was part of the 4,400 acres granted to Spanish soldier Don Maximo Alanis in the 1820s, and was named for developer Henry Gaylord Wilshire, who arrived in 1884.

By
Wilshire Boulevard by Night
the 1920s, the Janss Investment Corp. began developing the area surrounding Wilshire Boulevard including Westwood Village, UCLA, Holmby Hills and the residential area to the south, then dubbed “Westwood Hills.”

For first-time buyers and renters, the downside is the cost. Condominium association dues range from about $400 to over $4,000 a month, which is in addition to taxes, mortgage and insurance. Older Buildings have units selling for around $500,000.00 with some units reaching upward of three million. Newer projects generally start in the $2,000,000.00 range.

Rents start at about $1,000 for a 350 square foot studio. Some units built before 1978 are subject to rent control under city of Los Angeles law.[2]


Construction

Entrance at The Westholme

The Westholme high rise was built on a 21,000 square foot lot in 1976 and features floor plans ranging from a 1,200 square foot one bedroom/one and a half bathroom units to a five bedroom/five and a half bathroom units of 4,858 square feet.

Floor to ceiling windows keep the inviting lobby bright and open feeling as you walk in from the tree lined private driveway. Many units are two level duplexes which add a town home feel to condominium/high rise living.

Layout and Features

The units at The Westholme are described as laden with features and amenities. Standard homes at The Westholme are elegant 2
A kitchen at The Westholme
story units with views from every room. Marble floors in the foyer, guest bathrooms with designer finishes, granite counters and glass sinks lend an air of elegance. Designer kitchens with granite counters and back splash, stainless steel Miehle appliances and cherry wood cabinetry provide a pleasing yet efficient culinary creation space. Select homes at The Westholme feature contemporary glass and steel stair railing that leads to the master suite with 2 large closets and a spa-like master bath with marble floors, granite counters and custom designer details. Some details may vary as the building was constructed in the mid seventies and, as such, units may have been renovated or updated.[3]

Floor Plans

Few Floor plans are available for 10590 Wilshire. Here is an example of a unique two bedroom duplex.

Amenities

The Westholme offers a full slate of amenities such as valet parking and a doorman. This full-service concierge building also features a fitness center, sauna and lovely swimming pool and hot tub. Its location, right at the curve in Wilshire Boulevard’s Golden Mile, not only enhances views for Westholme residents, but puts them within easy access of both Westwood and Beverly Hills.

Additional amenities include a spa, sauna, paddle tennis court, 24 hr security, and valet. The building also has a conference room and wine cellar.

The building itself is undergoing extensive renovations including a recently completed rooftop entertaining/common area and a running track that offers 360 degree views of Los Angeles from the Hollywood sign to Pacific Ocean.

Bylaws

Westholme Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No



  • The Westholme is pet friendly
  • This building and allows rentals of units
  • There are no age restrictions for residents

Sustainability

There are several of cafes, restaurants, theaters, libraries and schools within a 15 minute or less walk.

Easy availability of several bus routes means that cars can be left in the garage on occasion. [4]

Trivia

The Tropic Palm Hotel
  • Academy award winning actress Eve Marie Saint and Academy award nominated actor Charles During both lived at 10590 Wilshire Blvd.[5]
  • The Westholme was built on the site of the old Tropic Palms Hotel.


References

  1. Westholme Facebook Page
  2. Top LA Realtor
  3. Condo Domain
  4. Walkscore.com
  5. Celebrity Addresses


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