OVERVIEW This is a free standing 2 bedroom house built in the 60s and updated a few years ago. Hardwood floors throughout. The magic of the space comes in the garden. The original owner had an exotic plant nursery and planted many tropical trees and different varieties of cactus that have been growing there for over 30 years. The garden space looks unlike anything found in LA. 16'+ cactus mix with bougainvilleas and other flowering plants to create a one-of-a-kind space perfect for photo shoots and videos. Best Use of Space: This property would work best for a small photo or video shoot. The outdoor space is 3x as large as the house itself, with many different areas for achieving different looks. A single shoot at this location could look like it was done in multiple locations. While the garden is really the star of the property, the interior of the house can also be used. The living room gets a large amount of natural light through a huge front window. There are lots of plants and greenery indoors and mid-century modern furniture available for staging. The kitchen, bed room, and art studio are available locations as well. Parking, transportation, and additional notes: + House is located near to several bus stops within a short (5-10 min) walk. + Parking is street only, but there are always spaces available in the neighborhood. + Entrance to the property is through a gate only so large equipment will need to be measured to make sure it can fit. + Due to the isolated nature of the property, you can not drive up to the house (see included Google satellite image for reference). + This is a residence so if there are needs for furniture/decorations to be removed or changed, we will need to agree to that ahead of time. + I've listed capacity at 15 because the house is on the smaller side, however, the garden is very large and could easily accommodate more upon special request.
No cigarette smoking inside the house. Space is residential so noise levels should be considered. There is a cat that lives on premise, other animals only permitted with special permission.
Lyla's home is perfectly described. It IS a magical cactus sanctuary. So many perfect shops for making beautiful images. Lyla was helpful and really easy to work with. Highly recommend the location.
Lyla was very responsive and accommodating during the entire process. She was generous with her time and her space and it helped the shoot go down smoothly. In terms of the space itself, it's just as advertised. It's a stunning space that really puts you in a different place entirely. The shots ended up looking like we weren't even in the city which was the goal to begin with. The variety of rich backgrounds available in the space made it look like the shoot was mobile and we moved locations. I absolutely loved that effect and would definitely use this space again once the opportunity arises. There are still a few areas that I felt I underutilized and would love to get a swing at for a different project. This space would work for anything from the macabre shoot I did all the way to high fashion.
Lyla’s space was great for what I needed and she was very accommodating for my needs! There’s more than a few amazing shots you can get here and it’s very unique. I think the footage came out amazing.
Magical hidden cactus sanctuary is perfect for an outdoor shoot. Lyla was accommodating and made sure we had everything we needed during the production. Would book again!