“This was literally a “Crack House” in the  Hollywood Hills....  The previous tenants had  sold off all of the fixtures in the house except for  one shower and one toilet in order to buy  drugs....  There were no kitchen appliances.  You  joke about things like this until you see it in  person.  It really wasn’t funny.”  “What made the situation even more surreal was  that Christina Aguilera lived in the house directly  behind this.” 
“The bones of the house were still good, and I guess you could say that the owner saved on the cost of  the demo work...  It was just tragic to see such a prime piece of real estate in such disrepair.”  “We blew out most of the walls - made the floor plan more open and fluid, and raised the roof and really  opened up the South facade to take advantage the spectacular city views.”