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Two-bedroom condo in The Polynesian seeking $675K

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The 1960s courtyard complex is a Los Angeles landmark

At 1830 Taft Avenue, The Polynesian’s entryway features breeze blocks and a tile mosaic.
Photos by Shooting LA, courtesy of JB Fung/Compass

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.

The unit measures 1,218 square feet.
Built-ins and a closet form an entryway into the master suite. Both bedrooms have clerestory windows.
Both bathrooms retain their original tile and sinks.
The condos are arranged around a central courtyard.
The patio at Unit No. 301 is narrow but long, with plenty of room for a bistro table and chairs.