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Built by a Hollywood set designer in 1937, the Swiss Chalet is a historic home set in the foothills of one of the most enchanting areas of east LA. Enjoy the view of the mountains from the upper terrace, bask in the sun by the pool, take in the sunset over a glass of wine from the veranda, and stargaze from the jacuzzi nestled between majestic pines and picturesque Californian oaks. Here you'll enjoy the combination of mid-century modern gusto and the warmth of an alpine lodge. This is the perfect place for your photo shoot, small film shoot, yoga class on the terrace, or any other kind of event you could dream up. Inside the chalet you'll find original hardwood floors and vintage Mexican tiles, 15-ft ceilings with 200-year-old exposed beams reclaimed from a deconstructed pier in Seal Beach, Dutch doors pulled from a 19th century historic LA home, a grand fireplace, iridescent stained glass windows, and the unmatched charm of the Tyrolean architectural style, and mid-century modern furnishings. The front door opens on a spacious living room equipped with ample seating, a vintage Persian rug, Moroccan poufs, and a custom-designed Danish rosewood sofa. The chalet is nestled in one of LA's best preserved historic neighborhoods, Verdugo Woodlands. Located within a 10-minute drive to downtown LA, Echo Park, Glendale, Eagle Rock, and Highland Park, a 15-minute drive to Silver Lake, Pasadena, and Hollywood, and a 45-minute drive to Santa Monica and the coast, the chalet is positioned at a convenient distance from all of the natural, urban, and artistic and cultural points of interest that LA has to offer. Verdugo Woodlands is named for and filled with a wonderful variety of trees including coast live oak, jacaranda, redwood, pine, and sycamore. It has a rich Spanish, Mexican and American history dating from 1784. The oldest existing structure, the Catalina Verdugo Adobe, was constructed circa 1828, and is located within a 5 minute walk from the house.
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Guests may cancel their Booking until 30 days before the event start time and will receive a full refund (including all Fees) of their Booking Price. Guests may cancel their Booking between 30 days and 7 days before the event start time and receive a 50% refund (excluding Fees) of their Booking Price. Cancellations submitted less than 7 days before the Event start time are not refundable. Learn more
Kara N. booked a photo shoot for 6 people
Amazing space, easy to get to with so many great spots to shoot! Victor was on it with communication, which made for a seamless experience.
Maximilian W. booked a photoshoot for 6 people
Victor was very communicative and easy to work with! The space was as unique and decorative as in the photos. We did a portrait photoshoot. We got a mix of different lighting situations so we got some bright portraits as well as some more interesting dark, moody photos as well as shadowplay! The outdoor area is a cool bonus, too!
Kate A. booked an off-site for 9 people
The photos of this home do not do it justice! Such a special place, well-preserved by the lovely and incredibly accommodating owners, Victor and Domenico. This was the perfect spot for our cozy, bohemian photoshoot. So much charm and character at every turn. We couldn't have asked for a better day!