Friday, June 24, 2011

The charming Chateau Marmont

While in LA, friends stayed in a bungalow at the famous Chateau Marmont and we spent a lazy afternoon lounging at the pool. I just had to share it with you!

Nestled into the Hollywood Hills above Sunset Boulevard, the hotel offers extreme privacy and actually feels more 'east coast' then Hollywood.

Right under the disturbing billboard James Franco put up in honor of Brad Renfro (seen above) is the pool where we had bottles of rose and fresh cherries delivered while dangling our feet into the near bathwater temperature water; heaven.

Built in 1929, the hotel feels like a relic stuck in time, in the best way possible. I loved this patio furniture.

The bungalows are behind the pool along a series of heavily planted pathways with charming surprises around each corner like this little water feature.

The doors have arched sidelights and beautiful stained glass which look to be inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. The front door leads directly into a casually furnished living room .

The design throughout speaks of the arts and crafts movement and every little detail could be original to the hotel's building.Each bungalow has a small kitchen that I imagine myself spending most of my time.

Love the high painted wood wainscoting and wallpaper.


No dishwasher here - we're back in time afterall! I'm not sure I'd want to cook a full meal on this vintage stove, but it's a charming place to warm up water for tea or leftovers. My grandparents had a similar stove and refrigerator in their basement that were original to their house and I always just loved the look of them.If you ever find yourself in LA, I highly recommend a stay at the Chateau! For more pictures and information -visit the post by HabituallyChic from last year HERE.

16 comments:

Paisley Curtain said...

Thanks for sharing it. It seems like "back to the past" I remember we had a refrigerator like this, in the last century when I was a kid. Next time in LA, will try to stay there, it would be fun.

Dandy said...

I have stayed in the bungalows, and they are incredibly wonderful, as is the hotel. Definitely one of my faves.

The Devoted Classicist said...

I love those patio chairs; the metal strap design allows some "give" to make them really comfortable. Rebuilt/refurbished stoves and refrigerators are very popular in Southern California, despite the high cost. That I am old enough to remember them the first time around might have something to do with my indifference towards them, however. Very charming, though.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Paisley-we stayed at the Mondrian and I regret not staying at the chateau!
Dandy -so jealous!
Classicist-I figured these were refurbished -they were in too good of condition to be original. I'm sure the hotel has been done over many many times. It all reads as 'original' though it's so well done.

katiedid said...

Hope you have a fantastic time in Los Angleles! So much to see. Will you see Christian while there?
Thanks for the peek into that charming cottage!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Hi Katie -i was actually there last week and did get to meet Christian which was fantastic! Also met up with Megan from beach bungalow 8 and Woody from housesinhancockpark.

Style Court said...

Stefan --

Thanks for the virtual escape! Have you seen Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere" ?

Annabel Manners said...

I love the Chateau Marmont - so much history! And I know I'm biased (as an LA native) but I think the light in this city is really beautiful... :)

smilla4blogs said...

Your photographs really illustrate the quiet elegance. Love the patio combination of pale green and white...so restful.

Renée Finberg said...

isn't this where jim belushi died?
i bet some of the rooms are haunted as well.

it looks like a movie set.
and i like that.

xx have a nice week end

Kerry said...

I love that kitchen! So charming-- the whole bungalow makes me think of the 7 Dwarves house. The tiny window with roller shade especially.

theduchessofH said...

Oh, I love that patio furniture too! I found one of those chairs several years ago, and the powder-coater broke off one the slats, which are like springs. I haven't been able to find anyone able to fix it

maison21 said...

the chateau is one of los angeles' true treasures. i haven't been inside one of the bungalows in years, but it looks like they haven't changed a bit.

fabulous.

Janet said...

Don't you wish every day could be like that?

P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

absolutely charming, and it does channel all the excitement of hollywood in the 40's & makes me think of the tribute movies like the mulholland drives, black dahlia- Have any movies been set there or filmed at the hotel? surely they have. and yes Jim Belushi did od there-just one of the many legends made there. great post Stefan. pgt

Anonymous said...

Jim Belushi is not dead, it's his brother John that died...