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The Hollywood Hills Central Neighborhood

Hollywood Hills Central is as it name suggests, located in the center of the Hollywood Hills. Its boundaries are Laurel Canyon on the west, Hwy 101 & Highland Ave on the east, Hollywood Blvd to the south and Mullholland Drive to the North. The area is comprised mostly of single family homes, with condo and apartment buildings lying along the outer edges.

The homes of Hollywood Hills Central include some of the most exceptional examples of Spanish architecture in the city. Neighborhood streets are adorned with special creations built by Hollywood's elite in their day. The steep hillsides have boast incredible architectural homes that offer outstanding views on all directions. There is much history in the neighborhoods of this area. Many of the most noted architects have built a home here.

The Hollywood Hills Central neighborhood is also home to Wattles Mansion & Gardens;

The house of Spanish architecture was designed by Myron Hunt and Elmer Grey, two prominent Los Angeles architects. They also designed the gardens. Mr. Wattles' father met the head gardener, Alexander Urquhart on his travels. Urquhart worked as head gardener from 1910 until 1930. The concept for the garden was formulated during trips to Mexico and Japan. During a trip to Japan, his father purchased a tea house, shrines and lanterns and had them shipped back to use in the gardens. Four gardens had been developed: the first corresponding to the architecture of the house, the second, Italian, the third, American, and the fourth, Japanese.

To take advantage of the site, the house was positioned on a knoll, surrounded by gardens winding up into the hills. From the beginning, Mr. Wattles opened the gardens to the public and it soon became a popular Sunday afternoon tourist attraction. Approximately fifty acres occupies a long narrow corridor of space that rises 950 feet from Hollywood Blvd. to the top of the hill. As the tourists strolled through the garden, the beautiful panoramic view of the city unfolded before them to the south.

The Wattles residence was opened in the spring of 1909. Designed in a Mediterranean/Mission style, the home is two stories and has a full basement. The first floor rooms include a paneled library, formal dining room., large living room with a picture window to the south gardens, two large bathrooms off the entrance hall, servant's dining hall and kitchen and pantry. The front and rear terraces serve as extensions of the living spaces. Five bedrooms and three baths are on the second floor.

Also located in this neighborhood is Runyon Canyon;

Runyon Canyon is a 160-acre park smack dab in the heart of everything – a stone’s throw away from the historic Hollywood strip and other amazing landmarks that make this one of the greatest cities on the planet. Runyon Canyon not only offers the best hiking trails in Los Angeles, breathtaking views of the city, an amazing dog park for your four-legged friend but it also offers free daily yoga classes with professional instructors, your favorite celebrities and an atmosphere that anyone can enjoy. This seen-and-be-seen Hollywood hangout is filled with the most beautiful sights and people in the city of Los Angeles as well as unforgettable scenery guaranteed to make memories that will last a lifetime. Runyon Canyon park is better than a gym to get in shape quickly and can accommodate any training level, a great way to wind down from a grueling day at work and the perfect free weekend getaway.

The Hollywood Hills Central neighborhood has become a haven for many Hollywood elite and business tycoons alike. The close proximity to iconic entertainment, dining and shopping venues, make this an incredible place to live. Here you will enjoy the benefits of living in the hills, yet be only minutes to everything you need in the city.

 

Hollywood Hills Central Neighborhoods

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