Depending on precisely where your lot is located you may be subject to design approval from the Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council as well as Mulholland Scenic Design Review Board.
Appropriate, experienced guidance is strongly suggested. I would be happy to meet with you or schedule a telephone conference call in order to get you started on the right foot. I can assist in estimating for upslope development but we should connect to discuss some items before doing so.
Before you do anything you must look at the Hillside Ordiance Act of the hills that passed over a year ago. It limits how much grating, how large the home can be based on the size of the lot and alot of other rules pertaining to hillside properties.. Next you need to consult with a contracter to find out what the costs would be. With the new law it lilmits a lot ot things you can do and not do on hiilside properties.
If you can any questions you should address them with your Realtor.
If I can be of any help, please let me know.
Sotheby's International Realty
9255 Sunset Blvd., Mezzanine
Los Angeles, Ca 90069
Keller Williams Realty
7920 Sunset Blvd, Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90046
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You'll want to look into all hillside ordinances in the Hollywood Hills and talk to several contractors and architects regarding getting a cost approximation for your project. The constructions costs will also depend on how steep the grade of the lot is as well as the results of the soils and geo reports. With financing limited you'll likely need to pay cash for the land (or find an owner willing to carry) and pay all or a large portion of the construction costs in cash as well. I currently have a large parcel of land available in the Hollywood Hills and know the area very well. It would be great to hear exactly what you're looking for and I'm happy to answer any questions you have.
Keller Williams Realty
I am a local real estate broker and general contractor in the area. I have a friend who is an architect and is developing/building three (3) homes in the Hollywood Hills area... if you emal me directly I can point you in the right direction on everything from land acquisition, to design and construction and prices. Your question is general in nature and too broad to adress in this forum.
Ron Escobar, MBA
Broker and General Contractor