A welcome respite from the sprawling single story residences that populate the Los Angeles landscape, the El Royale is not only one of the premier luxury apartment communities in Los Angeles but is also a monument to the past. Built in 1929, this Spanish and French Renaissance luxury community towers 13 stories above the Hancock Park neighborhood in which it resides. With no high rise buildings in the immediate vicinity, El Royale residents enjoy some of the most spectacular views in all of Los Angeles. Originally constructed as a hotel by the same architect as the Chateau Marmont, the El Royale today stands as one of the most desirable addresses in Southern California.
Millionaire Ben Weingart commissioned architect William Douglas Lee, who also constructed the famous Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard, to build the El Royale in 1927.
Erected with reinforced concrete, finished in stucco with terra-cotta decoration and accented by classical Spanish and French details it was the ideal home for the rich and famous of Hollywood. The apartments feature ornate moldings and fortress-like walls, making it feel like L.A.’s answer to New York’s storied Dakota. It is the tallest residential building in Hollywood so its view is not obstructed by any of its neighbors. From the rooftop, The El Royale’s larger-than-life, Carvel-font sign cries out to passersby in luminous green grandeur, staking its claim in the Hollywood skyline.
The El Royale provided all the amenities of East Coast living to Hollywood's royalty – 24 hour doorman and underground parking, all plopped in the center of Hollywood.
Celebrities began lining up in droves when the El Royale opened in 1929, hoping to secure one of its 50 rooms so they could have the privilege of walking on the white-marble floor, under the wrought iron chandelier and the hand-stenciled ceiling on their way to their Hollywood apartment in the sky.
Constructed in 1929, the El Royale harkens back to a time when world class architecture and construction was the standard. Showcasing the original splendor of Spanish and French Renaissance Architecture, walking into the lobby makes you understand why the City of Los Angeles named it a Cultural Monument in 1986.
Taking its place in Hollywood legend as a place many stars have called home, all apartments contain the building’s original architectural features. Such touches include ornate moldings, herringbone floors and original 1920’s tiled bathrooms. From classics Loretta Lynn and Clark Gable to Uma Thurman and Ben Stiller, the El Royale’s list of residents has read as a “Who’s Who” of Tinseltown elite.
Having been described as “The Dakota of the West” and located adjacent to the beautiful Wilshire Country Club, the El Royale has the feel of a New York apartment building while enjoying Southern California’s mild climate. Don’t miss the opportunity to call this piece of history home.
The El Royale Apartments boasts a variety of amenities that put it in a class by itself.
All residents enjoy the convenience of 24-Hour White Glove Valet Service. A house telephone system also allows tenants to call down for their car so that it is waiting for them when they are ready to depart.
The roof deck with included barbecue allows residents to host small private functions while experiencing panoramic views of Los Angeles that simply cannot be rivaled. From Hollywood to the north to Downtown to the east and ocean views to the west on a clear day, it truly must be seen to be appreciated.
There is a private business conference room that can be leased by residents by the hour or by the day.
The El Royale also contains gym and laundry facilities that are open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to allow residents to use them at a time that is convenient.
The package of features provided by the El Royale is designed to give tenants an experience that is second to none.
The El Royale is located in historic Hancock Park, a magnificent residential area of Los Angeles famous for some of the most architecturally significant homes ever built in the city and one of the most desirable areas in which to live. It is a lovely community with beautiful tree-lined streets and grand, stately mansions that are home to legends in the entertainment industry. The El Royale is directly across the street from the prestigious Wilshire Country Club and just a few blocks from the Los AngelesTennis Club.
We are also walking distance to Larchmont Village, a quaint and friendly shopping district overflowing with charming shops and alfresco dining. Larchmont Boulevard resembles a well-preserved downtown in a small Midwestern town with unique gifts shops, trendy clothing stores, and upscale restaurants that are the place to be seen by the famous and not so famous alike.
Cityscape: Hancock Park is bounded by Wilton Place on the east, Melrose Avenue on the north, Highland Avenue on the west, and Olympic Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard on the south. It is close to Beverly Hills to the west and Downtown to the east, and also near several major motion picture and television studios and the fabulous Grove Shopping Center.