Brookside: Calling all Princesses (and other “Royals” too)

Everyone knows that a man’s home is his castle, but very few neighborhoods can claim to have an actual “Chateau” where you can live like a king (or close to one anyway). We recently sold 1025 S. Longwood Avenue which is a stone’s throw away from the famous “Chateau Le Moin”- A Moorish Style, Scottish influenced castle on the corner of Longwood and 9th. There was no shortage of offers to live near this historical architectural masterpiece, where most houses don’t come with moats but do have backyard bridges where the famous “Arroyo De los Jardines” runs through it. This stream is home to koi, goldfish and crawfish to complete your picture perfect, happily ever after.

Founded in 1979, the Neighborhood Council named this enclave of eight tree lined streets and 400 distinctive homes, “Brookside”, after the natural stream-the Arroyo De Los Jardines (Brook of the Gardens) that runs through Brookside, onto Baldwin Hills and eventually flows into Ballona Creek. Located between Olympic and Wilshire Blvd, near the affluent Hancock Park and Windsor Creek, this area is somewhat more affordable than its tony neighbors and possesses the same 1920’s diverse character and glamour with an extremely active political neighborhood council.

In addition to 1025 S. Longwood, the Bienstock Group recently listed 1006 South Highland Avenue and both sold immediately above the asking price! Guess, we are not the only one in love with this majestic neighborhood.

Some of the best schools in the Brookside neighborhood: Wilshire Crest Elementary, Queen Anne Place Elementary, John Burroughs Middle School and Los Angeles Senior High School.