While trolling the MLS for multi-family buildings (as in duplexes, as in "to live in"), I ran across this monstrous piece of joke-i-tecture, rearing its ugly head somewhere just off Fairfax in Miracle Mile.
"NO RENT CONTROL"
The first feature mentioned in the MLS listing is "NO RENT CONTROL" (the crime was perpetrated in 1988, a decade after the 1978 rent control revision), as if its being a "bread and butter investment property that will bring you a long term & stable income" is the main attraction.
For me, the only possible inducement for buying this perversion in stucco would be to raze it post-haste. Perhaps then it could be replaced with a duplex of the type I was originally looking for when I ran across it, like this charming one at 423 S. Bedford in Beverly Hills: