Ernie Carswell On What Makes Sunset Strip So Haute

Ernie Carswell

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2341 Gloaming Way, Beverly Hills Post Office, CA 90210

2341 Gloaming Way, Beverly Hills Post Office, CA 90210

Ernie Carswell is one of the most accomplished and respected real estate agents in the industry today. He has been included in The Hollywood Reporter’s “Hollywood’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents” listing, in Variety’s feature on “Showbiz Real Estate Elite,” Billboard’s coverage of the “Top 15 Real Estate Agents Representing Musicians Today,” and was ranked in the top 100 Agents in the nation by the Wall Street Journal’s Real Trends. Carswell caught up with Haute Residence to discuss why buyers love Sunset Strip in West Hollywood and what makes it so Haute:

What makes your market haute?

LA’s Sunset Strip in West Hollywood is the epicenter of social activity for the City, from finest restaurants, destination shopping to designer boutiques spread along trendy Melrose Avenue to the private member clubs such as Soho Club on Sunset Blvd and famous music venues like The Roxy or Whiskey a GoGo. Residential living in the Sunset Strip include the contemporary trophy homes of the Bird Streets or the historic Spanish estates of the Hollywood Hills, plus the convenient hi-rise condominium buildings offering doorman service, rooftop pools, and ultimate convenience. Whether a bungalow, a townhouse or a tech wizard’s estate retreat, Sunset Strip has it all for residential living.

The residential crowd is made up of…

large estates, new construction modern trophy homes, quaint bungalow cottages, Mid-Century architectural statements, townhouse condominiums and large doorman service buildings with hotel services.

The community vibe is…

very active! Endless shopping whether designer boutiques or large shopping venues like the Beverly Center is easily accessible and walkable. People are very visible here strolling along sidewalks or cycling in the bike lanes.

The lifestyle offered is…

convenient access to all daily activities, large avenues or small side streets keep traffic flowing smoothly, socializing with friends and business colleagues is easily shared with a multitude of diverse restaurant choices, small parks, and recreation areas offer athletic activities. One gets the feeling that the best of LA is contained within handy reach.

The most popular building type you’ll find is…

single family homes of all shapes and varieties mixed with architectural buildings such as the Cesar Pelli-designed Pacific Design Center.

The average home price is…

$ 2.5 million.

The area’s greatest highlight is…

dramatic views from the Sunset Strip seeing the entire city to the Ocean.

The area’s best driving-distance getaways are…

Santa Monica beach is 25 min drive, downtown Arts District is 35 min drive, LAX is 35 min drive.

The best spot to dine fancy is…

the Tower Bar, but also remember the Chateau Marmont!

The best spot to find entertainment is…

Sunset Boulevard between Doheny and Fairfax.

The best spot to go shopping is…

Melrose Avenue or the Beverly Center.

The best place to tee off is…

ugh oh—we don’t play golf in the Sunset Strip, but Bel-Air Country Club is 15 min away and Rancho Park golf course is 12 min away.

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