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 mid-century modern architect Jack A. Charney, who studied under Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler. Completed 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.
Sierra Towers from Doheny Road.
|Location||9255 Doheny Road|
West Hollywood, California
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Jack A. Charney|
|Developer||Walter and Leo Minskoff|
Sierra Towers was developed for $12 million by Walter and Leo Minskoff, whose family firm also built New York's Minskoff Theatre. 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.
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. A handful of celebrities own condominiums in the 146-unit building. Such celebrities include Courteney Cox, Karyn White, Lily Collins, Joan Collins, Diahann Carroll, Sandra Bullock, Kelly Osbourne, Vincent Gallo, PJ Harvey, Robert Sherman, Jim Morris, and Emma Watson.
Historically, residents and owners have included Matthew Perry, Lindsay Lohan, Rachel Zoe, Evander Holyfield, Peter Lawford, Fred Durst, Sidney Poitier, George Hamilton, David Geffen, Bill Shoemaker, Nino Tempo and Edith Flagg. Former resident Elton 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. 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.
In popular cultureEdit
In Grand Theft Auto V, the Sierra Towers appears as the fictional "Eclipse Towers" which contain some of the most expensive apartments that the player can purchase in the GTA Online online.
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- Lauren Beale (March 30, 2013), Cher sells West Hollywood pied-a-terre for $5.25 million Los Angeles Times.
- Daniel Miller (October 28, 2011), Sierra Towers: The Secrets of L.A.'s Strange, Sexy Celebrity Condo Building The Hollywood Reporter.
- Lauren Beale (August 17, 2011), Matthew Perry puts his WeHo condo on the market Los Angeles Times.
- Space Magazine, Los Angeles. October 2006. Missing or empty
- Mansion-hunting New York Post, March 4, 2012.