Los Angeles has a lot of good tiki-related apartment complexes, and The Polynesian is one of them. Built in 1962, the building was named a city Historic-Cultural Monument in 2014 for its importance "as a representative of the Polynesian or tiki phase of Modernism that took root in the late 1950s through the mid 1960s." The complex spots a bevy of cool Polynesian-themed touches, like the lovely mosaic-tile mural at the building's entry, the original lighting fixtures, and the "semi-tropical landscaping." The two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit up for grabs here stretches out over 1,046-square-feet of what appears to be a still very groovy apartment, down to that turquoise stove in the kitchen.
According to the listing, the condo unit still has the "original doors and hardware, plumbing fixtures, tile-work, finishes and counter-tops, [and] cabinetry." (We're guessing that wall-sized sticker of a forest is not original, though.) There's a little, private patio on the other side of the sliding glass doors, too.
Listed just last month for $549,000, the condo has now been pricechopped down to $499,000, plus the $236-a-month HOA fees.
· 1830 Taft Avenue Unit 102, Los Angeles, CA [Estately]
· Five Places Around Los Angeles to Get Your Kitschy Tiki Fix [Curbed LA]