Located in a surprisingly welcomed proximity of just over 3200 feet from the North tarmac of the Los Angeles Airport, the Polynesian Village Apartment complex was the epitome of primitive, space-age bachelor pad living when it opened in 1962. Designed by prolific mid-century architects, Armet & Davis, the immersive environment featured a stylishly themed atmosphere, complete with 24/7 flaming gas Tiki torches and cascading lava rock waterfalls. Made in a series of three sister developments across Los Angeles county, the dingbat cubist apartment structures were adorned with redwood carvings by the renowned sculptor team of Andres Bumatay and Richard Ellis.
Torn down in 2003. Many of the tiki carvings were salvaged and some are on display at Max's South Seas Hideaway in Grand Rapids, Michigan.