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Laurel Canyon Box House

USA / Los Angeles, California
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A unique, glass-constructed architectural marvel, set high above the Los Angeles hills for stunning natural views.

If Laurel Canyon Box House looks familiar, it could be that you've seen it somewhere before. The last house to be snapped by the famed American architectural photographer Julius Shulman, a print of this incredible six-person home has been exhibited worldwide, and has featured in numerous architectural magazines.

You'll see why just as soon as you arrive. The house juts proudly over the imposing hills, high above Los Angeles with superlative views of Laurel Canyon all around. Constructed almost entirely of glass, you won't miss a moment of the invigorating scenery - inside or out.

Meanwhile, thoughtful design touches ensure you'll feel soothed and relaxed almost immediately. A meditative walk up the 52 entrance steps brings you to a gently bubbling fountain at the front entrance. What better way to arrive at your new holiday home?

Inside, you'll find plenty of welcoming, open-plan spaces flooded with natural light. The living area comprises a luxurious 2,214 square feet, with teak walls, bamboo flooring and cosy furnishings. On sunny afternoons, you can even fold away the windows and turn the entire living area into an open patio.

Meanwhile, the impressive kitchen and dining area features Gaggenau and Subzero appliances, including a central island, a five-burner gas range and a wine fridge - oh, and not forgetting that all-important coffee maker!  

The second level is home to three generous bedrooms. The master suite is one to claim for yourself, with its wall-to-wall valley views and spa-esque ensuite that features a jetted infinity tub and opulent walk-in shower.

The two additional bedrooms are drenched in style, with queen beds and direct patio access for that morning coffee. These rooms are individually-themed, one in surf-style and the other as a music room, and both share a luxurious bathroom.

While away lazy evenings chatting over cocktails on the furnished patio, equipped with a ping-pong table and those outstanding views (which get even better by golden sunset). Later on, why not head inside to the plush sofa and armchairs, and enjoy a film on the 75" surround-sound TV?

You'll want to get out and explore LA, of course - and you're in the best place to do just that. Why not start with a celebrity-spotting trip at Erewhon Natural Foods, a local organic supermarket that's also ideal for stocking up?

Shop ‘til you drop at outdoor mall The Grove, or if you prefer taking in even more scenery, head up to Runyon Canyon Park - an unsurpassed picturesque hotspot (don't forget your camera!)

LA is well-known for its buzzing nightlife and café culture, so you'll find plenty to absorb yourselves in from all directions. Culture-vultures and art lovers won't be disappointed either, with must-visits including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the famed Getty Center.

In fact, you may just decide that the Laurel Canyon Box House is a work of art itself, as you prepare for another evening of sunset-watching from the comfort of your patio. Just try to tear yourselves away!

Things to note


Group/special events are also possible, enquire for details.


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Tried and tested

"Simply put, this house is a work of art in every respect. From the jaw-dropping architecture, to the incredible interior design and features, to the perfect furnishings, to the breathtaking views, this is the most beautiful and inspiring location that I've ever stayed in Los Angeles. The location is somehow both central and secluded, providing a quiet and private retreat from the bustle of the big city. My family and I loved staying here and would return anytime we are in LA. I will likely try to stay here for business travel as well as it would be an ideal place to be productive and creatively inspired, literally surrounded by such beauty. This house is truly wonderful and I give it my strongest possible recommendation for families, business travelers, and especially artists."

"I booked The Box House for a client who was in town for several days of work (with a little time for relaxation mixed in). From my first interaction with the owner Matt, to the time of check out, I had nothing but a great and positive experience. Matt and his staff were attentive, respectful, and always friendly. I knew that my client would not only have a comfortable stay because the house is simply STUNNING but also because I know its guests are treated with respect and care. It served as a perfect place to come to after a long day of work. To quote my client: "This house is INSANE. THANK YOUUU." I would certainly recommend it for anyone looking to experience the beauty and hospitality of LA. Thanks for everything, Matt and friends!"

"Our stay exceeded any and all expectations I had, it was AMAZING! The location and views are gorgeous. Clean, very well maintained, and great service too. I love how close it is to shopping, restaurants, and hiking yet feels private and far away at the same time. I would Highly recommend it to all my friends and family members. Can't wait to return for another awesome vacation."

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The basics

Region: Los Angeles, California
Cost (from): £455 - £680 per night
Sleeps: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Minimum stay: 3 nights
Property ref: 951

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Facilities

Sleeps up to 6, master king-size suite, ensuite bathroom, jetted infinity tub, walk-in shower, 2 double bedrooms, bathroom, glass walk-in shower, additional half-bathroom, bedding & towels provided, fully-equipped kitchen, five-burner gas range, wine fridge, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, coffee maker, dining table & chairs for 6, kitchen bar for 4 guests, open living room/patio, sofa, 2 armchairs, 75" cable TV, surround sound speakers, large patio, outdoor furniture, lounge chairs, ping pong table, outdoor dining area, parking.

Local activities

Theme parks, city tours, wellness resorts, museums, art galleries, shopping, beaches, cycling, rollerblading, markets, cinema, baseball games.

At a glance

  • A unique, architect-designed house constructed almost entirely of glass, set high above the hills in Los Angeles and featuring spectacular views of Laurel Canyon.
  • The house is fully self-contained and sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms. Please note that there are 52 steps to the entrance.
  • Fly to Los Angeles Airport and arrange transfers or a hire car for the 35-minute journey to Laurel Canyon. Parking is available at the house for two vehicles.
  • Close to a vast array of restaurants, cafes, shops and sightseeing opportunities.
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