In signature style, Mayor Eric Garcetti acted like he might stay in his own house in Silver Lake after he was elected last year, but ended up moving into the Windsor Square mayor's mansion, Getty House, instead. Now he's leasing out that Silver Lake house and is apparently totally unsympathetic to that raging rental crisis in Los Angeles: rent is $8,500 a month. Garcetti and his wife bought the contemporary house in 2011, shortly after it was built, for $1.425 million; it comes now with 5 "plus" bedrooms, five bathrooms, a walk-in pantry, media room, office/gym, a deck with lake views, a yard, and a garage. (For the record, it's not nearly as handsome as their previous house in Echo Park, which was featured in Dwell and rented in 2011 for $4,500 before they sold it.) The mayor's offering a year lease, according to the LA Times.
· 2457 Hidalgo Ave [Realtor.com]
· Garcetti Leaving Silver Lake For Windsor Square Mayor Mansion [Curbed LA]