The postwar obsession with the South Sea Islands didn’t just translate to tiki bars. Take, for example, The Polynesian. Built in 1962, it incorporates lava rocks, “hut-type roof gables,” tropical landscaping, and a tile mosaic depicting palm trees, a blue ocean, and sailboats.
A two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit has come up for sale in the pink stucco building, and it still holds its original black and white bathroom tile and clever sinks. The condo spans 1,218 square feet, and other notable features include generous closet space, built-ins, an open floor plan, and a long balcony.
Located on Taft Avenue, the landmarked courtyard complex is walking distance to Franklin Village and the core of Hollywood.
Last sold in 2003 for $335,000, unit No. 301 is listed for $675,000. Monthly HOA dues are $392. The property is eligible for tax breaks under the Mills Act.