While Beverly Hills and Malibu have their fair share of celebrity homes, the Bird Streets area above the Sunset Strip, is widely considered to have the highest concentration of celebrities in Los Angeles. The exclusive enclave, north of Sunset between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood, got its name from its many avian-themed streets, from Oriole Drive and Bluebird Avenue to Flicker Place and Skylark Lane. To many, the Bird Streets represent the ultimate in real estate treasures.
Realtors and homeowners say the jaw-dropping views of the city and under-five-minute drive from the Sunset Strip make The Birds more desirable than other upscale hillside enclaves. They’re also conveniently close to Beverly Hills, Hollywood and all the major studios. Because the neighborhood includes only a few hundred properties, it remains pricey and hotly sought after by producers, actors and moguls alike. Residents include an eclectic mix of Hollywood’s A-list, successful entrepreneurs and noted professionals.
Some of the most architecturally impressive homes in Southern California can be found in this small enclave, from mid-century modern treasures to ultra-contemporary architecture as art to baronial Hollywood Regency mansions. With 1525 Blue Jay Way, the appeal of the Bird Streets has reached an exuberant new altitude.
Once you recover a bit and start to catch your breath, you realize that after this home, you’ll never see contemporary estates the same way again. From its vantage point on a 24,780 square foot lot, it leans out to the explosive views from Downtown to the ocean, drawing them through walls of glass in every room, many opening to patios and balconies. Even the saltwater infinity pool seems to reach out to touch the view. An even more dramatic 360-degree vista awaits on the roof deck. A sweeping, open floor plan erases the line between indoors and out, bringing natural daylight and airflow to the entire interior space. Achieving this took materials that were not only beautiful, but at one with the elements. Many of them go further, supporting natural temperature control, ecological concerns, and more.
Aaroe Estates Director Ryan Davis, who just listed the four-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bath stunner at $20,000,000 with Director Paul Stukin, ranks it among the most remarkable properties he has represented. “Lori Dennis specializes in sustainable, green luxury design, and this is truly her masterpiece on all levels,” he says. “It’s an unparalleled statement of vision and design.”
Aaron Kirman, President of Aaroe Estates, sold actress Meghan Mullaly’s former house on Tanager Avenue last year. The property was listed for $12,995,000.
Residents of the Bird Streets include A-listers Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Jodie Foster, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, and Keanu Reeves; musician Herbie Hancock; talk show host Byron Allen; Hustler publisher Larry Flynt; and Sunset Tower Hotel owner Jeff Klein.