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Abandoned Vintage Apartment (1970s)
An abandoned 1970s vintage apartment just 9 miles east of Downtown LA.
Grungy wall paper, stained carpets and yellowing walls are ready for you and your crew to take over and make your very own!
This location features a vintage kitchen, living room, bedroom, two bathrooms and a central, enclosed atrium where lights can be placed for all four rooms and all sun light can be easily controlled.
Managed by filmmakers for filmmakers!
Fast response times, easy scouting and knowledgeable, film-friendly site-reps.
We are open for location scouting between 9am and 2pm Monday through Friday by appointment only. Off hours scouting subject to availability and additional charges may apply.
While we try to keep a handful of small items around the space for productions to use, please consider the space unfurnished.
Currently the speakers in the living room are in storage as most shoots don't use them, but they can be setup with advance notice.
If you don't see it on your scout it's not included with the rental!
We highly encourage productions to come scout our location. The wallpaper is in a constant state of change from production to production due to wear and tear and its current state may not match the pictures above!
Come see what it's like for yourself before booking!
-- Overtime Policy --
Please note: Giggster's policy is to charge 1.5x overtime for any hours outside your booking. If you go one hour over and paid $100/hr, that hour would be $150!
As a location, it's very important to us that we have an accurate idea of the exact number of hours you intend to book.
If you contact us up to 24hrs in advance we will be happy to extend your booking hours at the base rate to avoid the higher overtime rate.
Otherwise, overtime will be billed at 1.5x your booking rate.
-- Booking Policy --
All bookings are on a first come, first serve basis. If you do not have an approved booking here on Giggster your dates are not reserved.
Inquiries about the location or coming by to scout the location will not place any form of hold on your dates.
We will however provide a soft hold for specific dates by written request only once you've completed a preliminary scout.
During a soft-hold we will alert you to other clients requesting your desired filming dates and will give you approximately eight hours to make your formal booking before approving the competing booking.
-- Offices --
Offices in the photos rent for $50/office/day and are not included in the rental.
-- Multi Site Bookings --
Martinsound hosts some of Giggster's most exciting locations including the Abandoned Grungy Apartment, the Retro Electronics Lab and the Grungy Warehouse Stockroom all in the same building!
We're happy to offer the convenience of hosting shoots that use multiple sites in our fantastic location!
To make things fair, simple and straight forward, here's our multi use booking policy:
All multi site bookings will be booked individually.
Each must have their own start and stop times and each space will be billed for individually including overtime (if the crew or gear is in the room past the booking, it goes into OT).
Each site will be billed at it's standard rate per crew size starting at $100/hr unless otherwise discussed but we will only charge the site rep fee once!
Often we will book multiple sites in one day with consecutive or sometimes overlapping crews (just as a studio with two sound stage
Mid Century Modern x Scandinavian x Boho x Bright
Safe Sets International COVID-19 CERTIFICATE Level A
-3 BEDROOMS (ONE EMPTY FOR HMU OR WHATEVER YOU NEED)
-CHEFS OPEN CONCEPT KITCHEN
-FULL LAUNDRY ROOM
-STAND ALONE BAR WITH SINK
-FULL PROP CLOSET
-SEAMLESS WITH STANDS
-ROLLING RACK AND STEAMER
Rates are based on crew size
Located on the West side of LA right off the 90 and 405. Super close to the airport. The home is not in the flight path, so there aren't audio issues.
Please check out Instagram for an up to date photographic experience and additional pictures of my home. @homeslicehome
3100 square foot designer home with mid-century modern, bohemian, and Swedish, Scandinavian, décor with great natural light. The home completely updated and impeccably furnished. With two spacious living rooms with a dual fire place, dining room, a standalone bar and an open chef’s kitchen all within an open floor plan.
Large zen-inspired master bedroom has a king-size bed with a sliding door opening to the backyard. Guest bedroom has a queen-size bed and gorgeous natural light. The third bedroom is perfect for holding talent, hair/make-up/wardrobe, and storing equipment, and includes a rolling rack, seamless and a commercial steamer. It can also be converted any room as it is empty. There is also a fully staged office complete with a pink sofa
The master bathroom has a soaking tub, double sinks and glass walk in shower. The two guest bathrooms both have showers. The powder room has the original marble countertops
10,000 square-foot lot is landscaped with an enormous pine tree in the front
The garage is a "PROP CLOSET" additional staging options, kitchen supplies, kitchen appliances, décor and furniture at no additional cost. The home is production friendly with many amenities to make your shoot as fluid as possible.
All the artwork has been made by the me, so ALL OF THE ARTWORK IS CLEARED.
$500 fee to bring a dog on set.
I am a Producer, I understand the rigors of production, and have designed the home with that in mind - by providing what you need to make your shoot as easy as possible.
We have worked with (but not limited to)
Boll & Branch
Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty
Legendary Sunset Hollywood Villa
Mid-Century Modernism 60’s Villa, is a true original vintage architectural beauty and captures the 60’s Movies era accurate. The SunsetHollywoodVilla served as a backdrop set for several action & drama 60's movies such as Ocean's 11 w. Frank Sinatra and Bond movies w. Sean Connery.
This MC Modernism 60’s Villa, located in West Hollywood, is newly renovated with authentic furnishings and retro designed décor pieces.
The building structure induces a sleek visual appearance & overlooks Sunset Plaza and SoHo House area. Floor to ceiling windows throughout the Villa maximize natural light and brightness. This photogenic Villa allows magnificent glimmering afternoon views over the City of Angels. More detailed images of the Villa of most recent productions check Villa Instagram @SunsetHollywoodVilla.
Three luxurious Classic vintage Cars available on location. All restored in Mint condition, see pics published. more pics on request available.
1959 convertible Porsche Speedster $550
1964 Chevrolet C10 Pick-up Truck $900
1939 Cadillac LaSalle historic four doors Sedan $1,400
( 7 days pre-booking notice required for Cadillac )
Fairytale-style storybook house in Eagle Rock
The storybook architect-designed house is a unique structure in an exclusive location set on a prominent location with amazing light from sunrise to sunset. Almost every room in this two story house from 1923 has carved wood fixtures, hewn stone, stone inlay and/or stain glass windows. Unique original features such as 3-D relief murals, nine built-in sconce lights adorned with floral touches. The most striking room is the entryway, with a 11-foot tall arts and crafts-inspired arched stain glass window. The entryway ceiling is over 25 feet tall and features a Juliet balcony and a "Norman Village" with external features on the inside of the entryway.
Some of the long-time neighbors still call the house "The Good Will Hunting House" since Matt Damon and Ben Affleck rented the house from a previous owner during the time they were working on their award winning screenplay. We like to think that there's still a lot of creative energy remaining in the house.
The French architect, Jean-Louis Egasse put it best when asked in 1923 where he got inspiration, “In this particular instance, Norman lines, such as were left by the descendants of the Vikings, following their peregrinations of an ante-mediaeval period, were the main source of inspiration. Saxony and Northern Italy were also borrowed from in carrying out the exterior. The curves and arches, although not symmetrical, are all geometrically related, in order to create an ensemble of harmonious lines suggestive of spiritual truths.”
We are familiar with film shoots. We have had 50 film/media projects since 2017.
40 Acre Ranch 30min Studio Zone Woods Stream Cottage
Amazing 40 acre shooting ranch very close to town- a rare find! Was burned 2yrs ago during fires but lots left. One cottage with great interiors, many outdoor locations, stream mountains, woodlands, horse corals, bridges, interior roads, the grass and woodlands have grown back for picturesque areas. Some burned out "spooky" cottages & burned out "abandoned" vehicles for different gritty look. Great shooting location, it is within the studio zone (25 mins from Hollywoood and Downtown). No street lamps, no restrictions late night/overnight shooting. Very little overhead traffic and one very quiet road, private ranch surrounded by National Forest 6 minutes to freeways 210/5 Interior private roads you can use for driving shots. Doubled as Malibu (sand flat area against hills), cottage in the woods, big bear, mid west. Stream picnic areas, easy accesible. Or great for thriller. Electric on ranch. Parking enough for honey wagons/100 cars. Secure 2 gates. Cottage can be used for makeup/wardrobe/office or as location, 2 bed house, or Trailers can shoot or use makeup. We are used to working with film crews and people love working at our ranch. It is great for sound (v quiet) and well set up for movies. Lots of quaint little places for print too. We have animals you can use: horses, sheep, chickens, dogs, a pig. This is a movie ranch will also do ranch style weddings and parties up to 800 people. Inquire for flat rate for parties or weddings.
Peaceful and Bright Relaxed Ranch Home
Welcome to our bright and beachy designer home located in the Westchester neighborhood of LA, 10 minutes from Venice and Culver City. We've had the pleasure of hosting Zooey Deschanel, Marie Kondo, Parachute Home, Everlane, Mattel, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Macy's, Ouai haircare, among many others looking for a modern, warm and relaxed aesthetic.
Inside you'll find 1700 square feet of recently renovated space for shoots of all kinds. Enjoy immense natural light, high vaulted ceilings, a bright white and marble kitchen, a designer dining room that seats six, two full bathrooms with beautiful tile, smooth concrete and marble accents, a peaceful master bedroom with warm details, and French oak wide plank wood flooring throughout. The homeowner is a designer and prop stylist, so the home has many beautiful props to make your shoot seamless.
The back of the home has bi-fold doors that open up to a wraparound deck and built-in jacuzzi. The backyard is newly landscaped, with a grassy area, olive trees and native California grasses on one side, and decomposed granite with desert plants on the other. The lounge area has a modern fire pit and stucco built-in couch, backed by tall bamboo and adjacent honeysuckle wall.
Our 2-car driveway is convenient for loading/unloading production equipment and there is ample street parking on the adjacent streets with no parking restrictions.
Our home was featured on prominent interiors online destination, Domino Magazine: https://www.domino.com/content/100-layer-cake-calming-california-home-tour/
We would love to be a part of your next project! Just a note on pricing: Our rates start at $185 per hour for a crew of 1-8, and $225 per hour for a crew size of 9-15. Please inquire for crew sizes over 15. The rate for overtime is 1.5x. Thank you!
I have a popular second location that was recently renovated and has extraordinary light: https://giggster.com/listing/bright-and-modern-designer-covid-safe-home
Jungle Forest Desert House - Horror Props Junkyard
☕ INT. Here's your crack house without the crack. Low budget/horror movie friendly. Pandemic free zone ready.
EXT. Street access to enormous yard with trees for many looks:
♦ badlands with cactus, ditches, mounds and more
♦ free props
Perfect base station with extra parking. Just a block from restaurants, stores, public transportation and public library.
✔ Great for pickups and inserts.
✔ Big enough for a safety film production bubble - recommended by new industry guidelines.
✔ Bedrooms and post facilities also available.
1920's DARK GOTHIC CASTLE - HORROR OR SUPERNATURAL
Looking for a Los Angeles thrill ride? Shoot high up high in the Hollywood Hills inside a 1926 three floored Spanish Castle, check out the huge collection of rock n roll + cinema memorabilia. This house is ready to shoot in with very little notice. It's a living prop house, celebrating my 30 years behind the camera with Hollywood's best! I have just recently made my listing public, be one of the first to find this treasure! MOST all of my props are available for your production, although much of the artwork is copyright protected and can not be used in any scenes. As mentioned on Giggster.com's website, rates are based on a TEN HOUR SHOOT DAY, any overtime is equal to 1.5X an hourly rate which shall be figured out between Giggster.com and the renter. The Hollywood Sign + Hollywood Blvd are just a TEN minute drive away. Very close to West Hollywood, Burbank and Downtown L.A. also!
Modern Airy Farm-Style House - Newly Remodeled!
Modern airy farmhouse with white picket fence. Newly remodeled. Cozy but clean and uncluttered. Open floor plan, two fireplaces, great yard. Perfect for entertaining (or pretending to!).
Eclectic & Bright Jungle Loft & Studio
For your safety, all common area surfaces, tables and counters are sanitized before & after every booking.
Please be sure to read through the description as well as the house rules before booking. :) I am happy to answer and questions you may have!
Productions of 6 or more will be an additional $25 per hour. Max 11 people.
This spacious & dynamic 2-level loft features 22-foot ceilings, beautifully divided by a spiral staircase draped with vivid green hanging houseplants.
*All photos that represent the space in the daytime were taken with the natural light the space gets from its large windows. Nighttime photos used the lighting built in to space. No additional lighting was used.
Gorgeous diffused natural daylight
Large L-Shape sofa
Various lighting options - as seen in space photos.
Multiple seating options & areas
Plants, trees, decorative pillows & found objects for art direction
Velvet Antique loveseat
Fringe room divider/backdrop
Bathroom w/ tub
Full Length Mirrors
**Art, wall decor & decorations subject to change and movement. Please let me know if you need something specifically.
6 fully-mirrored panel closets
Bed with decor.
GETTING HERE: DTLA Historic Core
>>Parking: There is both street parking and parking lots/garages in the area.
>>Metro: So easy! Just a few blocks from the following rail stations:
-7th St/Metro Ctr (Red, Purple, Blue, Expo lines)
-Pershing Square (Red & Purple lines)
-A final call sheet must be submitted 24 hours in advance.
- Please be sure book for the correct amount of people in your production for insurance purposes.
-Please be sure everyone is wearing a mask upon arrival. It is building protocol to wear masks in all common areas.
-Please, NO shoes in the space. Shoes should be taken off upon arrival, downtown is gross, inside the space is not :) I understand if you need them for a shot - This is absolutely fine, I provide a shoe-safe cleaner to wipe the bottoms of shoes :) Anyone using the space must wear booties at all times or take shoes off - failure to comply will result in an additional cleaning fee.
-No equipment should be placed in the hallway. Every part of your production shall remain INSIDE of the space. Hallways/Stairwells/elevators are common areas - blocking these areas is not fair to other people in the building & is also considered a fire hazard by fire officials.
Load in and load out shall be done quickly an efficiently, no clogging common areas of the building. ever.
ABSOLUTELY NO GLITTER without approval. Use of glitter will require a sign-out inspection to avoid additional cleaning fees.
-No loud music after 10pm. If you are playing music, please be sure it is kept at a respectable volume.
Overall, please just be respectful of the space, HAVE FUN & get your shot!
Who’s allowed in the space?All ages