A quiet perch with a phenomenal big-city view at the crossroads of Chinatown, Echo Park and downtown Los Angeles. This is a comfortable pad to explore the entire city from as it's within walking distance of two Metro stations.
This is a comfortable two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment high up on a perch in Victor Heights overlooking downtown Los Angeles. The studios still shoot many of establishment shots for the city and car commercials on our hill because the view is so amazing. We have a nice breeze and a lot of sun up here.
The apartment is around 700 sq. ft. and is easily accessible to the delights of Chinatown, Echo Park and downtown thanks to its proximity to them both on foot and via the Metro system. For long-term guests, there is a bike at your disposal.
The bedrooms both have queen-sized beds. Bedroom 1 has a closet at your disposal. Bedroom 2 has a desk, though it's usually nice to work at the kitchen table as you get the city view. The living room has a big comfortable sofa with a flat-screen TV that you can hook your laptop up to if you feel like kicking back.
The neighborhood is mostly working-class Chinese families and younger professionals. As a result, the neighborhood is quiet and very safe.
Long-term guests have access to a bicycle with helmet and lock. You're also welcome to borrow a number of my guidebooks for LA and Southern California while you're here.
The closets in Bedroom 2 are for my own private use.
You have the entire apartment to yourself and I will try to be as contactable as possible via mobile and e-mail.
A coin washer and dryer are in the building on the first floor near the rear stairwell.
1. Please don't bother the neighbors. The building manager lives in the unit directly beneath this unit. Loud noise and music are definitely audible in his unit, so please keep it to a minimum.
2. If you smoke, please do so outside on the walkway balcony just outside the door and dispose of your cigarette butts in the trash.
3. There aren't any pets allowed.
4. Please stay out of the closets in Bedroom 2 (the rear bedroom), as well as the storage under the bed.
5. Please do not eat or drink any items already in the kitchen as they are my own personal food.
All possible stereotypes I could fit under: landscape architect (i.e. thick-framed glasses, good sense of style, has a lot of plants, feels overworked), actor (i.e. red carpet profile pics, consistent exercise regimen, overly emotional, always "writing"), Deutschophone (i.e. affinity for computer-driven music, occasional thick-framed glasses, punctual, cold, ability to throw back many a beer, like to put verbs at the ends of my sentences), a child of Sacramento (i.e. grew up in a house mirroring the designs of those on either side of it, had to work on the garden with Dad every weekend, riding my bike around the Flatlands resulted in under- developed leg muscles, most every act of public consumption took place in a chain business of some sort), exchange student in Switzerland (i.e. affinity for Lindt and Nestle chocolates, nice watch, ability to speak Schwyzerdüütsch and French, connections with rich people, can yodel on command), and gay (i.e. tried out a bout of gym exercise excessively at some point, tight clothes, played water polo, attention to nutrition, hair plucking, childhood and teenage years were sideswiped by obsessive participation in musical theater, fell in love with best friend).
I don't like characterizing myself, especially in terse snippets like these. Apart from the obvious stereotypes I could fall under, I don't necessarily think that I really match any one of those, as no one should anyway--but a joke is a joke and there's always a little truth to it.