Monday, May 13, 2019

Marmont Monday: Bungalow 3



My Chateau Marmont bucket list just got a little shorter. I was finally able to stay in one of the Bungalows perched along Monteel Road. I crashed a party there once back in 2001, but that’s another story for another time.



Bungalow 3 is a Mid-Century Modern architectural dream. Check out this private back patio:



…and how it looked back in 1956:



The living room circa 1956:



Circa 2019. Still way cool.



The master bedroom:



…and master bath:



The kitchen, which retains its midcentury vibe.



Bungalow 3 is one of the most famous "rooms" at the Chateau as a result of John Belushi’s tragic OD there back in March 1982. Here’s a shot from the hillside overlooking the Bungalow that morning:



Monte Road is a VERY small one-way street. I can’t even begin to imagine what a mess it was that day with the press and the police/medical people just trying to do their job.



Back to happier thoughts…I LOVE the candles that glow every night after turn-down service.



How about this private stairway down to the pool?



Yes, I definitely felt very much at home here. To live here, I would risk the heartbreak of downsizing.



If only…

See more Chateau Marmont room photos at my main website.

3 comments:

Martin Turnbull, the Garden of Allah novels said...

Oh wow, Dave, that is a BIG TICK on your bucket list! I'm glad you got to (finally!) stay in one of the bungalows. And thanks for giving us all a sneak peek inside, too. I've often wondered what they looked like.

Heath said...

I just watched a Belushi documentary which was great and sent me down a rabbit hole. Did you specifically ask for Bungalow 3 or just by chance get put in that one?

Daveland said...

Hi Heath - I did request it. It was an incredible experience!