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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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1. The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE

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900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90015

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.

2. Roosevelt Lofts

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727 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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.

3. Brockman Lofts

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530 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

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

4. Snow White Cottages

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2906 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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.

5. Villa Carlotta

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5959 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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.

6. El Royale

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450 N Rossmore Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

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'.

7. The Avenue

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1619 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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

8. La Belle at Hollywood Tower

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6139 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA

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.

9. Andalusia

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1471 Havenhurst Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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.

10. 801 North Fairfax

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801 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

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).

11. Sunset Vine Tower

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1480 Vine St
Hollywood, CA 90028
(323) 836-0123
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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.

12. San Fernando Building

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400 S Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 253-4777
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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).

13. Los Feliz Manor

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4643 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

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.

14. Brewery Arts Complex

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620 Moulton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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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1. The Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. LIVE

900 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015

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.

900 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90015

2. Roosevelt Lofts

727 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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.

727 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

3. Brockman Lofts

530 W 7th St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

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

530 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90017

4. Snow White Cottages

2906 Griffith Park Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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.

2906 Griffith Park Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

5. Villa Carlotta

5959 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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.

5959 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

6. El Royale

450 N Rossmore Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90004

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'.

450 N Rossmore Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90004

7. The Avenue

1619 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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

1619 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90028

8. La Belle at Hollywood Tower

6139 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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.

6139 Franklin Ave
Los Angeles, CA

9. Andalusia

1471 Havenhurst Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90046

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.

1471 Havenhurst Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90046

10. 801 North Fairfax

801 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

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).

801 N. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

11. Sunset Vine Tower

1480 Vine St, Hollywood, CA 90028

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.

1480 Vine St
Hollywood, CA 90028

12. San Fernando Building

400 S Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90013

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).

400 S Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013

13. Los Feliz Manor

4643 Los Feliz Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

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.

4643 Los Feliz Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027

14. Brewery Arts Complex

620 Moulton Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90031

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.

620 Moulton Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031