THE HOUSE ON SUNSET is an invitation only collaborative work space where invited Members have access to an artful and thoughtfully designed “urban gallery” housed in a re-imagined Paul R Williams icon on Sunset Boulevard at the nexus of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Members enjoy creative office space across three floors and a Secret Garden and professional amenities and services delivered seamlessly by a staff dedicated to effortless service delivery and technology support. Each Member will have “all access” to the House and dedicated locker for storing and charging their devices and a limited amount of office essentials. The House has small and large meeting rooms, open social seating, several terraces and ‘phone booths’ for privacy. Additionally, Members can book out areas on a space available basis for their needs.
Members will have access to The House on Sunset as a Social Salon / Gallery in which they can come daily to use the creative office space, take meetings and entertain, have light hospitality throughout the day and attend special events and programming in a unique and storied private “House” and sanctuary with one of the most important addresses in the world. Members will share in a gracious collegial community of thought leaders, art music, film, publishing, design, health and wellness, makers and philanthropy where The House on Sunset becomes their true “third place”. As there is a limited inventory of Keys, pride of holding a Key is prime differentiator.
THE HOUSE was designed by noted architect Paul R Williams in 1936. Williams’ significance in Los Angeles architectural history includes projects like designing the original LA courthouse and residential projects for stars like Lucille Ball and Frank Sinatra.
He was the first certified African American architect west of the Mississippi and helped shape the look of the entire Sunset Strip and Sunset Plaza areas. The House was originally built as the Beverly Hills outpost of the luxurious Berman Furs salon complete with a giant argon and neon Berman Furs sign on the roof. This was an original beacon of Sunset Boulevard at the gateway of the strip where West Hollywood and Beverly Hills meet. The house has a storied history with Hollywood legends passing through its doors for the past 80 years. It has seen producers, directors, actors and been home to famous agents including Louis Shurr who represented Bob Hope and discovered Kim Novak and the renowned Paul Koehner.
Koehner managed the careers of Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and many other major stars of the day. Perhaps the most notable Hollywood royalty in residence was Orson Welles who presented the Orson Welles Awards from the building’s penthouse. The House on Sunset is notable for its Deco Moderne design and Walt Disney was so taken with the Façade and Secret Garden that he created a replica of it at Disneyland. Most recently it was the offices of Rob Reiner and Castle Rock Entertainment.