An Industry Realtor brings a heavy dose of Hollywood glam south to Hancock Park.
Stop for a chic bite at République.
Having received his start in entertainment and real estate law (followed by a stint as a big-time motion-picture agent), it’s no wonder Billy Rose, founder and president of star realty firm The Agency (theagencyre.com), would come to mix Hollywood and housing. Long a mainstay on national best real estate professionals lists in The Wall Street Journal and beyond, Rose has been representing the LA A-list for some time. And now the native Angeleno is using his brokerage platform to shine his Hollywood spotlight on in-themiddle- of-the-action Hancock Park. “With the incredible elevation of nightlife, restaurant and retail offerings in nearby Hollywood and DTLA, Hancock Park has become the place to live if you want a single-family residential experience but still want to be connected to all that is hip and happening in LA,” says Rose. “And, with Larchmont Village in the neighborhood, you can also have a pedestrian lifestyle!” Here, our Realtor-to-the-stars takes us on a wham-glam tour of his personal Hancock Park faves.
“The Himalayan salt therapies are a must at Larchmont Sanctuary Spa (331 N. Larchmont Blvd., LA, 323.466.1028, larchmontsanctuary.com)—either solo or a couples treatment.”
“Walter Manzke’s La Brea eatery République (624 S. La Brea Ave., LA, 310.362.6115, republiquela.com) delivers on all levels.”
“A super-fun place to check out cool stuff, Liz’s Antique Hardware (453 S. La Brea Ave., LA, 323.939.4403, lahardware.com) is full of great finds for antique fittings, lighting and accessories.”
“LA’s oldest independent bookstore—and one of the city’s last standing—Chevalier’s Books (126 N. Larchmont Blvd., LA, 323.465.1334, chevaliersbooks.com) boasts a supercool space and is conveniently located right next to tons of coffee shops!”
“Outdoor shopping mainstay The Grove (189 The Grove Drive, LA, 323.900.8080, thegrovela.com) has something for everybody. Plus, it’s just such a great place to take the kids.”
“Fahey/Klein Gallery (148 N. La Brea Ave., LA, 323.934.2250, faheykleingallery.com) is an amazing photography gallery. The well-curated exhibits are simply world-class.”