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Peaceful mid-century garden oasis convenient to USC and UCLA

Los Angeles, California, United States
Rates from USD $3300 | Monthly

Apartment or Condo | Entire Home | House Sitting Negotiable
Available Dates:
From August 1, 2023


Perfect for someone coming to Los Angeles for the academic year (preferable for the semester though timing is negotiable) who would appreciate the unique setting of our garden apartment and community. Village Green is a National Historic Landmark, built in the early 1940s as a “garden city”, in the heart of Los Angeles, to fit the progressive social vision of architects, landscape designers, and planners of the mid-20th century. This urban oasis has modernist buildings immersed within a rare 70-acre park-like setting where you can enjoy living in a beautiful, green, and peaceful environment with walks, picnics, and hikes into a nearby California state park, right outside your front door. The apartment is a two-bedroom ground floor unit designed for one person or a couple. The second, larger bedroom is used as an office and library, though this could be converted into another bedroom, if needed. The apartment has hardwood floors throughout and the furnishings and decor respect the historic mid-century modern design. The fully functional kitchen was remodeled to bring back the original 1940s feel with stainless-steel counter-tops, cast-iron sink, charming vintage refrigerator, and electric stove with oven, paired with contemporary conveniences (microwave, dishwasher, and a washer & dryer within the apartment). The apartment also has a private patio filled with succulents. There is on site security. Village Green is very well located in Los Angeles. The neighborhood is diverse with restaurants and cafes nearby and supermarkets within 5 minutes' walking distance. The unit has a single garage for a car and the Expo Metro line, which is only a 10' walk to nearest station, is a terrific amenity with easy access to USC and downtown LA or west to Culver City, UCLA, and the beach in Santa Monica—a convenience which often allows you to beat LA traffic! My partner and I are both academics teaching abroad for the 2022-2023 academic year. We teach in historic preservation/conservation and urban studies which is what originally drew us to Village Green. Ideally, we are looking for tenants who are likewise in academia, on sabbatical or teaching abroad, and who will share our love for this unique home in a historic setting. We are a community and many neighbors are also academics or in creative fields. Cost includes high speed internet and all utilities (water, electricity, gas, trash collection). No pets. Please send any questions our way!




828 ft2

Suited For

Property Type
Apartment or Condo


From August 1, 2023

Minimum Stay

5 Months | Dates are flexible for this listing

Comments: We are looking for someone for the semester—we are happy to talk with you about your living needs and plans.


Apartment or Condo in Los Angeles, California, United States

Closest University

University of Southern California

Nearby Universities
University of California, Los Angeles | University of Southern California | Loyola Marymount University | Pepperdine University | Cal Poly Pomona | Claremont Colleges

Baldwin Hills / West Adams / Culver City / Leimart Park

Nearby Cities

West Hollywood | Los Angeles | Culver City | Beverly Hills

Comments: A garden oasis centrally located in LA and convenient to many universities and colleges

Explore the Area


  • Off Campus
  • Urban
  • Writer's Sanctuary
  • Historic Home
  • Architectural Gem
  • Near Park
  • Near Restaurants
  • Near Neighborhood School
  • Near Shops
  • Near Public Transportation

Rental Rates and Terms

Rates from USD $3300 Monthly | Negotiable

Utilities are included

A cleaning service is not included


Ask about the suitability of the home for young kids

Pets are not allowed

Smoking is not allowed

A car is not available

Comments: Garage parking available. Second bedroom currently set up as an office (work table, book shelves, laser printer available), or could be set up as a bedroom.

House Sitting

I may need help while I am away

I may need help with mail and deliveries

I may need help with plants or garden









Dedicated Parking










Comments: The Expo metro station is an 8’ walk: USC is 5 stops east, UCLA 5 west (plus bus transfer). Our home has a private garden patio. Washer/dryer within the apartment. There is on site security.


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