Wilshire House

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10601 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA

Wilshire House
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The Wilshire House
Building Information
Number of Units 65
Number of Floors 20
Year Built 1984
Construction Method Concrete
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10601 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA
Distance to Public Transit About ten bus routes nearby
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning LAR5-3
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

The Wilshire Corridor
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-rise condominiums 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.


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Wilshire House at 10661 Wilshire Boulevard features contoured wrap-around balconies that create strong horizontal lines, and angled setbacks making its design as modern and appealing today as it was when built in 1984. One of a small handful of buildings on the Wilshire Corridor with a tennis court, this is a refined residence where the emphasis is on spacious proportions and bountiful comfort.

Amenities include valet parking, doorman, concierge services, banquet facilities, fitness center, and a swimming pool with a comfortable sundeck. Located on the north side of Wilshire Boulevard at the corner of Westholme, The Wilshire House provides spectacular views in every direction.[1]


Location

Located at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Westholme Avenue 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]

There are several cafes, restaurants, theaters, libraries and schools within a 15 minute or less walk and a number of bus routes run nearby. Walkscore.com gives 10601 Wilshire a rating of very walkable with a walk score of 74/100 and also a transit score of 62/100 and a bike score of 67/100.


Construction

Construction on Wilshire House began in 1982 and was completed in 1984. The building boasts gorgeous architecture with angled setbacks and wrap around balconies that create strong horizontal lines. This contemporary 78.64 m high building stands out amongst its neighbors and features 65 units on 20 floors. Units are two and three bedroom floor plans from 2000 square feet over 5000 square feet.[3]

Layout and Features

This contemporary building features 65 units on 20 floors with two and three bedroom floor plans from 2000 to 3000 square foot two bedroom units to three bedroom apartments ranging from 2300 square feet over 5000 square feet. These luxury condominiums offer spectacular views from every unit. Wilshire House is a refined residence where the emphasis is on generous proportions and abundant comfort.

Wilshire House's lobby opens to a waterfall and, with great services, is among the top ten buildings in Los Angeles. The upper units have private elevator access, a luxury touch that only three and the upper half of another existing buildings offer. Wilshire House was the first of the great buildings on the corridor and remains a very exclusive residence.[4]

Units feature floor to ceiling windows & glass doors with wrap- around terraces. Given the age of the building coupled to the high end atmosphere, most units are likely to have been remodeled and renovated so interior decor and style will vary. The gallery below shows just some of the styles in the building.

Home Owner Association dues range from $2,100 to $2,800.

Floor Plans

Public floor plans for Wilshire House are not readily available. below is an example of a two bedroom and den unit.

Amenities

Amenities are abundant at Wilshire House. They include building-wide WIFI, a lighted tennis court, a heated saline pool, spa, library/conference room, party room, catering kitchen, 24-hour concierge, valet parking and highest security. Central AC keeps residents cool on hot Southern California days.

Bylaws

Wilshire House Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


Wilshire House does not have any age restriction for residents nor does it forbid rentals.

 Pets are also allowed.

Sustainability

Being an older building, 10601 Wilshire Boulevard was not designed to be "green".

Residents who wish to live a greener life can do things such as switch to CFL or LED light bulbs for their homes, recycle as much waste as possible and by limiting the use of a car for their day to day needs.

With a good walk score and several shops, restaurants and cafes nearby, most errands can be accomplished on foot.

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

Trivia

  • Westwood is considered one of the safest neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area. The estimated Westwood crime index is 60% lower than the Los Angeles average.[5]
  • Westwood is home to several vintage movie theaters, including the Art Deco Crest, the Mann Village (once called the Fox Theatre) and the Mann Bruin.
  • Westwood is where the infamous Playboy Mansion, and home of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, is located.[6]
  • Westwood is also home to the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery, the last resting place of many of Hollywood’s biggest stars.
  • Westwood is known as a 'student area,' by virtue of its proximity to UCLA (and the related student traffic that brings in).
  • Due to its small village atmosphere, Westwwod is one of the few neighborhoods in LA that many people navigate by foot. But it is also conveniently located to Wilshire Blvd.'s many bus lines.
  • Westwood's Federal Building on Wilshire Blvd. is a commonly seen location in TV and film. This is one of the more popular locations in LA to protest or promote a political cause or agenda.


References

  1. Facebook
  2. Top LA Realtor
  3. Emporis
  4. Highrises.com
  5. Area Vibes Crime Statistics
  6. Christophe Choo


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