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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Cliffside, Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades

One of my favorite buildings in Los Angeles is a single family residence home in Pacific Palisades, located along the coast between Santa Monica and Malibu. The entrance to the home is actually located above on a quiet residential street. 

Meanwhile, the view driving along Sunset Blvd looking up is impressive - really impressive. According the Zillow, the home was built in 1988 on an incredibly small and challening lot. 

As mentioned in previous posts, I grew up in the Palisades and remember asking a local realtor what the least expensive empty lots were in the community. He mentioned this lot, but added "it's basically unbuildable." Obviously, someone had the vision. 

Those cement pillars are simply massive, they look like they could hold up a freeway overpass. There are other hillside homes, also referred to as platform houses, around Los Angeles that, for the most part, are built on stilts. Thanks to a bit of Hollywood showmanship, one of them got pulled down in a Lethal Weapon film. 

I don't think this house is going anywhere.  

A final view. Really outstanding feat of engineering. And, no doubt, an equally impressive view. 

The best views are along Sunset Blvd between Chautauqua and Brooktree Road. 

Please exercise caution as there is no parking or stopping anywhere along this generally busy stretch of road. These photos were taken early on a Saturday morning. 

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