LOS ANGELES — Everybody wants to live in L.A.’s classically cool Hancock Park, but if you’re not ready for a multimillion-dollar mansion and you can’t get on the waiting list at the fabled El Royale (the past home of Kevin, Stephen and Chris Huvane, Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller), then consider The Marlowe. A stone’s throw from El Royale at 445 North Rossmore, the new 121-unit building boasts the exterior charm of the timeless neighborhood style that its newer counterparts lack. Inside, residents who appreciate the clean, quirky-meets-classic aesthetic of other Kor Group properties (the Avalon and Viceroy hotels, both designed by Kelly Wearstler) will be happy to know that their leased units, ranging from one-bedrooms to two-story penthouse lofts with terraces, can come furnished in the same fashion.
Prices, ranging from $1,900 to $5,775 a month, are also attracting an upwardly mobile entertainment crowd. The first couple of character actors moved in last month, and Jack Black is also considering calling it home. And The Marlowe also boasts something that in this city is practically priceless: a view. Choose from sweeping vistas of either downtown L.A., the Hollywood Hills or the Wilshire Country Club, depending on your style.
This story first appeared in the March 8, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.