Light-filled 2BR townhouse with large patio in urban oasis in Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California, United States

Listing #145703

Apartment or Condo | Entire Home | House Sitting Requested
Rates from USD $3500 | Monthly
Last Updated 5 days ago


I am an architect & professor at Cal Poly Pomona and am subletting my gorgeous light- and art-filled townhouse in Village Green for one year while I am on my sabbatical in Berlin. Village Green is a historic urban green oasis with many mature trees, a large communal park, a large bird population (including parakeets and crows!), outdoor concerts in the summer, and is overall a great community (the next door neighbors in my building are amazing). Despite its bucolic feel, it is closely connected to the rest of the city - Culver City (with restaurants, Trader Joe's, cafes, and Arcana Books on the Arts) is a less than 10 minute drive away, the Expo line station nearby, and downtown LA to the east / the beach to the west only a 20 minute drive (depending on traffic!). The closest grocery store (Ralph's) is a 2 minute drive; there will be a Whole Foods within a 5-minute drive soon, and Trader Joe's is about 10 minutes by car. In addition, Kenneth Hahn State Park with its stunning views of the city and many hike trails is just up the hill (a 5 minute drive into the park). More information on this amazing garden city is here: The townhouse has two stories and is filled with art and books. Beautiful original parquet / wood plank flooring throughout. On the top floor are the bathroom and two bedrooms. The smaller bedroom has a bed (with a brand new mattress) and views of the patio and a tree; the large bedroom overlooks a park and is currently used as a studio and office. If desired, it can be converted into a bedroom with a new bed. This room also has a large storage closet; one portion has a built-in desk; the other a platform with a futon (large enough to sleep a guest) or room for a wardrobe. The bathroom has a bathtub and a separate shower and a brand new TOTO toilet. On the ground floor, you will find the kitchen, a large living room (with views of the park) and a dining room (with a table that seats 4-6 people) that opens up to a private patio. The house is fully furnished, and included are also a large-screen TV and Sonos speakers in 3 rooms. The kitchen is equipped with a range, large freezer/fridge, microwave, toaster oven, espresso maker, dishwasher, and a washing machine (a dryer is available in the nearby laundry room). The patio has a BBQ (with gas line) and can host 6 or more people. Parking is available outside on the property. There is 24/7 onsite security. I hope to find someone who loves art and books and takes good care of my book collection and plants! Feel free to contact me directly or my realtor Emilia Arau - ///////// More photos of the townhouse, of Village Green, and of Kenneth Hahn State Park are here: ///////// An article on Village Green is here:




1,100 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From August 16, 2021 until August 15, 2022

Minimum Stay

12 Months

Comments: This is a one-year lease, starting mid/end August


Apartment or Condo in Los Angeles, California, United States

Closest University

University of Southern California

Nearby Universities
University of California, Los Angeles | Otis College of Art and Design | Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)

Baldwin Hills

Nearby Cities

Los Angeles

Comments: Village Green is an urban green oasis, inside a large park with mature tree yet close to everything


  • Off Campus
  • Suburban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Ocean or Lake
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $3500 Monthly

Utilities are not included

A cleaning service is not included

Comments: Utilities (gas, electricity, water) + internet + TV = $250/month


The home is suitable for young kids

Ask about bringing pets

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

House Sitting

I am looking for help while I am away

I would like help with mail and deliveries

Collect mail (friend will pick up)

I would like help with plants or garden

Watering of plants in the patio





High Speed Internet





Balcony or Patio











Art Studio

Comments: One of the two bedrooms is used as a creative office but can be converted to bedroom. There is 24hour security on site. Private patio has a BBQ grille and outdoor lounging furniture


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