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14 Hottest LA Rental Buildings: Updating the Rental Heatmap

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To kick off Renters Week, we're revisiting the Curbed LA Rental Heatmap, looking at the very hottest places to rent right now. There have been a few significant additions since the map's July debut (Downtown's much-desired Roosevelt Lofts, leases at the Ritz-Carlton condos)--they join some hot properties from the recent past as well as the grand Old Hollywood-style favorites. We'll be updating the heatmap as hotness comes and goes, so hit us up at the tipline if there's a building or block you think she be added (you especially, Westsiders!).

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE

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Dozens of the condos at the Ritz-Carlton have been snapped up by investors and now they've just hit the rental market. Live like a spoiled USC student, but without all that pesky maintenance.

Roosevelt Lofts

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The much-beloved but long-troubled Roosevelt Lofts finally reopened its doors as a rental property this past summer. The 222 units range from about $2,570 to $8,995 and come with access to a rooftop pool, a fitness center, a zen garden, concierge, and valet parking.

Brockman Lofts

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One of the latest kids on the scene is the recently-renovated and always-gorgeous (though formerly-troubled) Brockman above Bottega Louie.

Snow White Cottages

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Supposedly built in the thirties for Disney's Snow White animators, this bungalow court in Franklin Hills played a role in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive and was home to Elliott Smith (who made some crazy renovations) in the nineties.

Villa Carlotta

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The parking may suck at this 1926 building in Franklin Village, but it's got a hell of a star-studded history and the management is notoriously cool about renovations.

El Royale

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This is the apartment building so fancy (valets, ridiculously huge units) that it makes actual celebrities go multi-family. Units are still hard to come by, although the building has recently sold, so there may be changes a-comin'.

The Avenue

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Luxury on northern La Brea, who'd have thought? Units are pricey, but appear to be leasing right up.

La Belle at Hollywood Tower

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The historic Hollywood Tower's little brother, which opened in 2010, is packed with hipster amenities like programmable doorbells and rooftop Florence and the Machine shows.

Andalusia

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Courtyard living is so very LA, and the best in courtyard living was designed by Arthur and Nina Zwebell. One of their most beautiful buildings is the Andalusia, just outside of WeHo, where they themselves lived. It's a condo com, but occasionally a unit comes up for rent.

801 North Fairfax

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The building leased right up when it first opened in 2009 and has been spending the intervening years becoming one of the sexiest retail zones in the area (it's got butcher Lindy & Grundy, Coffee Commissary, and Pitfire Pizza, among others).

Sunset Vine Tower

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A pricey luxury tower in the heart of Hollywood is maybe not for everyone, but Kanner Architects did a bang-up job on the building's recent rehab, for any rich people brave enough to live at Sunset and Vine.

San Fernando Building

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The beautiful adaptive reuse that kicked off Downtown's most recent gentrification is still highly coveted a decade later (more now than ever, really, especially with Pete's and Baco Mercat downstairs).

Los Feliz Manor

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The 1929 building designed by Jack Grundfor is dropdead gorgeous and sits in a great (and rather rental-light) location at Los Feliz Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.

Brewery Arts Complex

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The Lincoln Heights complex was once a Pabst brewery and is now often referred to as the world's largest artists' colony. It seems to inspire intense devotion.

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The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE

Dozens of the condos at the Ritz-Carlton have been snapped up by investors and now they've just hit the rental market. Live like a spoiled USC student, but without all that pesky maintenance.

Roosevelt Lofts

The much-beloved but long-troubled Roosevelt Lofts finally reopened its doors as a rental property this past summer. The 222 units range from about $2,570 to $8,995 and come with access to a rooftop pool, a fitness center, a zen garden, concierge, and valet parking.

Brockman Lofts

One of the latest kids on the scene is the recently-renovated and always-gorgeous (though formerly-troubled) Brockman above Bottega Louie.

Snow White Cottages

Supposedly built in the thirties for Disney's Snow White animators, this bungalow court in Franklin Hills played a role in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive and was home to Elliott Smith (who made some crazy renovations) in the nineties.

Villa Carlotta

The parking may suck at this 1926 building in Franklin Village, but it's got a hell of a star-studded history and the management is notoriously cool about renovations.

El Royale

This is the apartment building so fancy (valets, ridiculously huge units) that it makes actual celebrities go multi-family. Units are still hard to come by, although the building has recently sold, so there may be changes a-comin'.

The Avenue

Luxury on northern La Brea, who'd have thought? Units are pricey, but appear to be leasing right up.

La Belle at Hollywood Tower

The historic Hollywood Tower's little brother, which opened in 2010, is packed with hipster amenities like programmable doorbells and rooftop Florence and the Machine shows.

Andalusia

Courtyard living is so very LA, and the best in courtyard living was designed by Arthur and Nina Zwebell. One of their most beautiful buildings is the Andalusia, just outside of WeHo, where they themselves lived. It's a condo com, but occasionally a unit comes up for rent.

801 North Fairfax

The building leased right up when it first opened in 2009 and has been spending the intervening years becoming one of the sexiest retail zones in the area (it's got butcher Lindy & Grundy, Coffee Commissary, and Pitfire Pizza, among others).

Sunset Vine Tower

A pricey luxury tower in the heart of Hollywood is maybe not for everyone, but Kanner Architects did a bang-up job on the building's recent rehab, for any rich people brave enough to live at Sunset and Vine.

San Fernando Building

The beautiful adaptive reuse that kicked off Downtown's most recent gentrification is still highly coveted a decade later (more now than ever, really, especially with Pete's and Baco Mercat downstairs).

Los Feliz Manor

The 1929 building designed by Jack Grundfor is dropdead gorgeous and sits in a great (and rather rental-light) location at Los Feliz Boulevard and Vermont Avenue.

Brewery Arts Complex

The Lincoln Heights complex was once a Pabst brewery and is now often referred to as the world's largest artists' colony. It seems to inspire intense devotion.