Listings in Hollywood Heights's High Tower microneighborhood, which was modeled after the Italian hillside village of Positano, never fail to pique our interest. This is in no small part due to our fondness for Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye, wherein Elliot Gould as Detective Philip Marlowe resides in one of the apartments adjacent to the neighborhood's landmark elevator and next door to a gaggle of topless-yoga-practicing hippie chicks. Now on the market just a block away is a house that might have been better suited to Marlowe's free-spirited neighbors, given that the Spanish Mediterranean-style property contains, per its listing, a two-bedrom, two-bath main house plus "two separate live/work studios in back." Perfect for yoga. Sited on a 4,412-square-foot lot, the remodeled 1920s residence also features "Tiger cut oak wood floors, inlaid coves & nooks w/ arched windows throughout, stainless steel appliances, a large formal dining room w/ built-ins," and a gas fireplace. Last sold in 1989 for $390,000, it's now asking $799,000.
· 2059 High Tower Drive [Estately]