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W Hollywood penthouses

The penthouses at the Residences at W Hollywood are designed by well-known decorators. They offer concierge services. They cost in the millions. They are sleek and chic and luxe. They are also just off Hollywood Boulevard, which may one day be sleek and chic and luxe but isn't yet. Read more: W Hollywood penthouses: All the glitz, none of the grit Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times