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Touring a Spiral Staircase Apartment in the Heart of Hollywood

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A living area with a couch, chair, and a spiral staircase in Hollywood.

Welcome to House Calls, a new feature in which Curbed tours the lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes of regular Angelenos. Think your space should be featured next? Drop us a line with a few photos and details about your place.


[Photos by Elizabeth Daniels]

Who lives here?
Timm (50) Writer Punk Globe, Peter (65) Actor

What're the stats?
1 bedroom 2 Bathrooms Loft Guest Room Balcony and parking 1,050 sq feet

What's the rent?
$1,453.79

How long have you been here?
2 ½ years


What's the best feature of your apartment?
High ceilings and two full bathrooms and the balcony with a view.

What's the worst feature?
The kitchen is sort of small the balcony could be bigger too. We don't have a washer and dryer in the apartment and need to use a laundry room (boo hoo).

What do you love and/or hate about the neighborhood?
We both came from dense cities (San Francisco and New York) and there is a feel of being in a city in this neighborhood. It is very walkable and the Metro is a block and a half away. There are some great restaurants within walking distance.

What's your approach to decorating?
The living room and dining room are mainly Mid-century Modern from Thrift shops and Vintage stores as well as flea markets and auctions. The Bedroom and loft are mainly filled with old family antiques. We have a lot of art from artist friends and Peter's parent's collection.

Any crazy/interesting stories about your apartment?
One of our neighbors is sort of crazy and sometimes she comes out into the hallway naked to take out her trash.

How'd you end up here?
We first lived in a huge (too huge) apartment in Hancock Park that had once been Clara Bow's but Hancock Park was too boring. Then we lived for a couple of years in a really cool case study house on stilts in the Los Feliz hills with a killer view but that felt like we were living in the suburbs, we could see the city but weren't part of it.
How's your landlord?
Never met the landlord but the manager of the building is great. Whenever we need something they take care of it right away.

If you could have any living situation in LA, what would it be?
Living next door to a washed up movie star on rock star would be fun.
· House Calls [Curbed LA]