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.
- We kindly ask that you do not wear shoes in the house, unless absolutely necessary, as the hardwood floors are original (1937!). -Smoking is absolutely forbidden, both inside and outside (including balcony, patio, and deck/pool area). -We also ask that you please use the provided drink coasters on all wooden surfaces! -Please keep noise down outside after 8 pm, and inside after 11 pm. It’s a quiet neighborhood and noise travels through the canyon, so please respect our neighbors. No music on the outdoor spaces (including deck/pool and balcony areas), and no loud music/tv inside the Chalet after 11 pm. -The presence of unannounced extra guests or visitors is considered as a breach of the house rules. We simply ask that you be honest and communicative about the total number of people in your group! -You are welcome to use and enjoy the hot tub, but please be considerate and follow the instructions provided in the house manual. PLEASE, always cover the hot tub when you do not use it, and NEVER deactivate the filter. If you fail to put the cover back on or if you deactivate the filtering/heating system you are preventing both us and the next guests from enjoying the use of the hot tub, and you may incur extra fees of up to $50.
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!