There are 60 condos total. The Layout of the building is an L Shape, the outside of the L faces Wellworth on the North and Midvale on the West. Condos that face these directions get indirect sunlight and tree top views. Condos on the inside face the Rec Facility and Pool Area, since they face south, they get direct natural light. I prefer the view of the trees personally. One unique thing about Westwood Gardens is that its walls are plaster, not drywall or sheetrock. Plaster is a more expensive material and has better insulation properties for heat and noise. Plaster is more expensive to repair than drywall, and harder to find a competent contractor. You have to pay for quality
To me, the building almost feels like an art museum like the old Midcentury LACMA building (demolished) the way it is laid out. I love the atrium!
One of the best features of Westwood Gardens is its great balconies! Every condo has at least one gracious sized balcony, Floorplans in the ’01 Stack and the ’07 stack have 3 balconies! The Balconies dimension and size range from 60 sqft (12ft x 5ft) to 120 sqft (16ft x 7ft).
Condos are a mix of 1Br and 2Br floorplans, they are all single level. The building is divided evenly between 1 bedrooms and 2 bedrooms. There are (30) 1 Bedroom condos and (30) 2 Bedroom condos.
1 Bedrooms: 750 sqft to 950 sqft
2 Bedrooms: 1,000sqft to 1,400 sqft
Record Sale: $654,000 6/9/216
Turnover Ratio: 7% (about 4 sales a year on average)
Since the building was built in 1968 condos that have not been remodeled are dated. Many condos are remodeled. The Original Ceilings were Popcorned- many owners have smoothed their ceilings and added recessed lighting cans.
The building is completely Electric (except for community laundry rooms)- this means that in the kitchen the range is electric, and the water heater is also electric.
The heating and cooling system in this building is a little funky. The Cooling system is commercial and maintained by the HOA similar to what you would see in high-rises on the Wilshire Corridor.