Are you a non-smoking, gainfully employed, petless young woman looking to live in Silver Lake? Consider renting a room at the house that hosts the fanciful local landmark known as the Chandelier Tree, a name that comes from the 30 chandeliers that hang from the sycamore's sturdy branches. Magical-tree creator Adam Tenenbaum posted on Facebook (via LAist) that an "average size" room with a closet, lots of natural light, and a shared bathroom in the house will be opening up come August 1, and the hunt is on to fill the vacancy, but not with just anyone.
The ad starts by putting it out there that only ladies will be considered ("Energetic household balance & all."), ideally those between 20 and 40 years old. A woman who is "Creative / clean / financially stable / charming" as well as a healthy-eating non-smoker would be very welcome. Travel for work a lot? That's a "major plus" here. No pets are allowed, despite the presence of a front and back yard at the house.
The lucky lady who eventually moves in will reap the benefits of the house trampoline, a twice-monthly cleaning person, and, of course, the romantic glowing tree out front. The interior of the house appears to be just as whimsical as its most prominent outdoor feature, with dress forms, workbenches, eclectic art, and a healthy amount of artful clutter throughout. Her roommates will be Tenenbaum, a contractor, and, presumably, the aerialist who helped him place the lighting fixtures in the tree back when the Chandelier Tree was getting its start.
The rent for the room is $900 plus a third of the utility bills. It's a total bargain considering that a detached studio at the house is up for rent on Airbnb for $2,898 a month.
Watch a quick intro to the Chandelier House here:
Chandelier Tree from Colin Kennedy on Vimeo.
· For Rent: A Room In Silver Lake's Enchanted Chandelier House [LAist]
· Watch the Story of the Magical Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake [Curbed LA]
· The Chandelier Tree. House. [Airbnb]