True legends are known by one name only. Presenting Cresthill, the infamous epicenter of the burgeoning LA comedy scene in the 1970’s and 80’s. If these walls could talk, they would tell stories of good times, hard times and complete debauchery . Sam Kinison, Jim Carrey, Andrew Dice Clay, Robin Williams and countless other comedians were known to party and make their home here in the heyday of the Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip.
This iconic home not only holds its place firmly in Comedy History, but also stands as a testament to the era in which it was built. Originally constructed in 1925, it retains its vintage charm while also existing in the modern world. Coved ceilings, dark wood floors, arched doorways and passages, and sweeping views from expansive balconies tell the story of Hollywood in its prime.
Before the Comedy Store came in to existence, the building below the house was Ciros Nightclub, a popular haunt for singers and movie stars during the golden era of show business. It was the place to ‘see and be seen’ and was rumored to have an underground tunnel connecting the club to the house (there is still a mysterious hatch on the lower level that may have been the access point). Accounts of Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and Judy Garland enjoying the after- hours gatherings at Cresthill hint that some of them surely must have spent the night in the large master suite. Recently updated to include a lavish ensuite bathroom and spacious walk in clos- et, the room has an air of sophistication. French doors lead to one of multiple terraces, all of which are conducive to sunbathing, reading, entertaining or taking in the expansive city views. Additional bedrooms are bright all have attached baths and vintage details.
The kitchen has been carefully re-thought with Caeserstone counters, a large center island and brand new stainless Viking appliances. It flows seamlessly to the grand dining room, which is open to the equally stunning living room, anchored by the original fireplace. Multiple French doors open to expansive outdoor patios, drawing the city life in.
An unexpected surprise awaits on the lower level - reminiscent of a chic NY loft. Delight in the soaring ceilings, exposed brick, wide planked wood floors and a curved colonnade of original windows. There is a separate entrance to this space, making it perfect for a work/live situation, media room, recording studio, gym or infinite other possibilities.
Make your own history in this storied Hollywood landmark.