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.


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!