Sierra Towers

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Sierra Towers
SierraTowers04.jpg
Sierra Towers from Doheny Road.
General information
TypeResidential
Location9255 Doheny Road
West Hollywood, California
United States
Coordinates34°05′26″N 118°23′39″W / 34.090616°N 118.394289°W / 34.090616; -118.394289Coordinates: 34°05′26″N 118°23′39″W / 34.090616°N 118.394289°W / 34.090616; -118.394289
Opening1966
Cost$12,000,000
Technical details
Floor count31
Lifts/elevators2
Design and construction
ArchitectJack A. Charney
DeveloperWalter and Leo Minskoff
References
[1]
 
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Sierra Towers
SierraTowers04.jpg
Sierra Towers from Doheny Road.
General information
TypeResidential
Location9255 Doheny Road
West Hollywood, California
United States
Coordinates34°05′26″N 118°23′39″W / 34.090616°N 118.394289°W / 34.090616; -118.394289Coordinates: 34°05′26″N 118°23′39″W / 34.090616°N 118.394289°W / 34.090616; -118.394289
Opening1966
Cost$12,000,000
Technical details
Floor count31
Lifts/elevators2
Design and construction
ArchitectJack A. Charney
DeveloperWalter and Leo Minskoff
References
[1]

Sierra Towers is a residential 31-story high-rise condominium building in West Hollywood, California, United States. located at 9255 Doheny Road, adjacent to Beverly Hills. It was designed by the renowned Beverly Hills contemporary architect Jack A. Charney, who studied under Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler.[1] Built in 1965 as an apartment building, it was originally called the Spoon Apartment Building. Building amenities include 24-hour security, concierge service, a gym, and an outdoor swimming pool.[2]

Construction[edit]

Sierra Towers was developed for $12 million by Walter and Leo Minskoff, whose family firm also built New York's Minskoff Theatre.[3] The building is known for being more than 15 stories taller than any other building within a 2-mile (3.2 km) radius. Due to Sierra Towers' unique positioning at the base of a hill (the same hill from which Beverly Hills gets its name), the building is the tallest residential tower in the greater Los Angeles Area. Height based on altitude relative to sea level, not number of floors. The building is said to get its plural name from scuttled original plans to build a second tower.[3]

Famous residents[edit]

Sierra Towers was first operated as a rental property, but following its purchase by New York real estate investor Helmsley Spear Inc., the building was converted to condominiums in 1974.[3] A handful of celebrities own condominiums in the 146-unit building.[3] Such celebrities include Courteney Cox, Karyn White, Lily Collins, Joan Collins, Diahann Carroll, Vincent Gallo, Cher, PJ Harvey, Jim Morris, and Brody Jenner, cast of the MTV reality show The Hills. Historically, residents and owners have included Elton John, Matthew Perry,[4] Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Zoe, Evander Holyfield, Peter Lawford, Fred Durst, Sidney Poitier, George Hamilton, David Geffen, Bill Shoemaker, Nino Tempo, Edith Flagg[5] John and partner David Furnish commissioned designer Martyn Lawrence-Bullard to create a 1970s-inspired design for the apartment which features kelly green walls and a chandelier from the Grand Hotel in Milan in the kitchen.[6] In 2013, singer-actress Cher sold her 2,302-square-foot two-story condominium, created by combining two one-bedroom units, for $5.25 million.[7]

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