I have lived here for 3 years now and the lofts are well designed, views are incredible, maintenance is great and front desk staff and management do their jobs well. If it was not for the "new" design plan for the lobby I would be inclined to give it 4 or 5 stars. When CIM managed this building it had a perfectly modern looking open design to the lobby. When Alliance Residential took over they made a lot of positive changes but made a mistake in the "new" design of the lobby implemented in June 2014: Ironically, money was spent on a look that has cheapened the appearance of the lobby, and on furniture, that is completely out of place. More specifically: the building is made of glass, steel, exposed concrete, high ceilings, and divided into open lofts -- all this typifies modern, minimal, and how everyone recognizes Sunset Vine Tower. By contrast, the current "new" furniture and "new" look is 70's style, cluttered, lowers the ceiling by lowering the ceiling lamps, uses the most displeasing combination of green with gold, brown and grey, has a cheap Vegas-style neon Sunset sign by the poolside, and has wallpapered the very walls that were supposed to be left as is. Even the "new" wall art looks cheap and out of place. And they have put it so many plants into the lobby, that you might think they are for sale. While these 70's looks (or whatever look they are going for - Old Hollywood?) may be appropriate for an older building in need of a retro-makeover, it looks very forced onto the modern Sunset Vine Tower, and clearly out of place. A majority of residents have complained about the "new" lobby look and management is aware of this. Hopefully someone will take action to return it to the modern aesthetic that worked best and provided the highest occupancy. We all appreciate the intention behind trying to change things up in the lobby, but the result did not work out, unfortunately. Why force an OLD HOLLYWOOD look into a NEW MODERN HOLLYWOOD building?
Wonderful place, everything I could ever want. This futuristic building has a low impact on the environment, beautiful and, a great place to start a family. One catch, you need to be able to shell out $millions just to get a modest place here. Even if you Graduate from Medical, Law or, Graduate School finding the best of success in your career; the chances of making enough money to afford a place in Sunset Vine Tower are about the same as a homeless person. By the way you can't help but to encounter droves of homeless people all up and down Sunset and Vine, many of them angry former middle class individuals priced out of the market by the speculative activities of real estate moguls in residential properties. What's needed is some strong regulations to curb the practice and, public housing projects every bit as good Sunset Vine Tower to house normal people. Such projects would be a great economic stimulus, create well paying jobs, do a great deal of public good and, cost far less than any of the law enforcement projects (including prisons) and imperialist wars by far. Read something by Nobel Prize Winning Economists like Paul Krugman or Joseph Stiglitz if you have any questions. Now if the idea of some Government intervention makes you really uncomfortable (this means you real estate mogul) as things don't get better for the less fortunate, the day may come very soon when you will be crying for it when the huddled masses (way tougher than me) are in a state of rebellion ready to throw you head first off the top of your lovely tower. Just remember the old Hollywood saying "be nice to the people on the way up, you'll certainly meet them on the way down!"
Love the sushi and the entire store
Awesome place, great for filming too!!