Bronson Canyon Homes for Sale
The campestral landscape at the junction of Bronson Canyon and Franklin in LA was the perfect backdrop where Paramount Studios created the now famed Bat Cave, which was used for the Batman television show of the 1960s, and later the Batman movies of Hollywood notoriety. The Bronson Caves at this location were widely used during the turn of the 20th century in many well known shows and movies, including Star Trek, Bonanza, and Little House on the Prairie. The stark lighting and barren landscape of this Southern California location became known later as Bronson Canyon, and today, it offers some of the most highly sought-after real estate in all of Los Angeles County.
Bronson Canyon Caves, Griffith Observatory, and Notable Craftsman Houses
The Bronson Canyon caves still carry the faux Hollywood hieroglyphs and pictograms of a number of late 1960s and early 1970s movies, including Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The end of Bronson Drive leads to grassy playground, a smaller and more intimate play area, and a summer camp for children. Further up the road leads to the Caves, and if you’re feeling athletic, you can trek up another path that leads to the famous Griffith Observatory on a six mile hike in both directions. Bronson Canyon additionally boasts an inordinate quantity of craftsman bungalows in a stretch known as “Bungalow row,” which can be found within the 1900 block of Bronson, Van Ness, Taft, and Wilton up to just above Foothill Boulevard. With multicolored paint schemes right out of a Victorian catalog, these houses are a visual feast of a departed age and style, which attracted the droves of Midwesterners who settled here.
Chinatown, Craftsman Homes, and Traditional Homes Found in Bronson Canyon
One relatively plain and nondescript craftsman home on Canyon Road by the Bronson Caves was used for the film Chinatown, and can be seen from a variety of vantage points. Other nearby houses located away from the upper hills typically have ample front and back yards where families can plan fun outdoor get-togethers and barbecues. Local residents and transplants from the East Coast and the New England area enjoy living in a variety of craftsman, Georgian, and Traditionally architected homes on tree-lined streets with grassy front walkways and yards. Another advantage of living in Bronson Canyon is the convenient walking range to what many local call Writer’s Block on Franklin—a series of European bistros, eateries, and cafes furnished with outdoor seating where actors can reflect on scripts, authors may take meetings along with other Hollywood types, who can linger in the sun or shade with a cappuccino. Some of Hollywood’s heavy hitters like to network here, and talk shop with their managers and agents for their next project.
Bronson Canyon’s Internal Enclave and Top Dollar Commercial Real Estate
The little-known enclave in the center of Bronson Canyon is a Hollywood oasis located right in the center of nearby Bronson Mountain, which winds steeply into a flat row of contemporary homes, which were new builds constructed by a Greek-Armenian contractor in the 1950s. These mid-century style homes offer broad floor-to-ceiling glass exterior and interior wall, which open up to sunny front and rear yards, patios, and pools as tributes to the sunny climate of Southern California. Bronson Canyon is also known as the gateway to Los Feliz Oaks, which offers homebuyers its own brand of charm.