5822 Harold Way, Los Angeles, CA
….into the hood of Hollywood. Okay, well it’s gentrifying, I mean all those wannabe Hollywood Stars and Starlets, they gotta live somewhere on a budget and if they aren’t hip to Silver Lake [yes, it’s two words, I double checked! :)], well they just might be right here, right now.
Parking my car I see a few nice character pieces on the street but nestled between some insidious tear downs from the 60’s when rental demand got so out of control all sense of design went right out the door. Walking down the street I find the address given to me on something clearly straight out of the late 80’s or early 90’s, and “Modern” I am just not seeing:
Adjective:Of or relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past.
Noun:A person who advocates or practices a departure from traditional styles or values.
new - up-to-date - contemporary - latter-day - neoteric
Now, to Cody’s credit, in comparison to the 1920’s house that I just came from this is much closer to modern times but I honestly can’t see anyone calling 80’s mass appeal building style modern by today’s standards and get away with it.
Walking in the door the fun really starts. We have nice, clean, newly laid out dark hardwood floors that look really out of place with all of the 80’s finishes and original oak finishing around the fireplace and built-ins in the master bedroom. Lot’s of square tile in the kitchen and those infamous black appliances that were all the rage back in the day placed flush with the oak cabinets in the kitchen.
This is really a less than half-ass job on a remodel gone wrong. I mean seriously, dark hardwood floors and natural oak cabinets, really? The ceiling paint is so shiny it is reflecting the sunlight right back down to the floor and the walls have been touched up in patchwork fashion, classy! I really hope they are not leaving it like this, I think I see primer spots on the wall.
On the positive side, if you are speaking only to the fundamentals I can and must admit there is a lot of storage here and it is 3 beds and 3 baths for under $3K.
Okay so Cody let me down, but to his credit he isn’t going to lease any apartments if he can’t get anyone out to see them. In the end, after filling over two hours of my day with disappointment I am starting to feel like I have rock star dreams on a garage band budget but what I really know is that my home is out there, I am just going to have to work a lot harder to find it!