The Christie was the first of Hollywood's luxury hotels. Kelley, a noted residential architect in the area, was commissioned in 1920 by H.H. Christie to design a prestigious edifice for Hollywood, and Kelley chose the Georgian Colonial Revival style for its traditional elegance. The 8-story building with over 100 'modern' rooms (meaning they had a private bath) was a landmark in early Hollywood; its three steeply-pitched towers and brick facade were easily recognizable on the Boulevard. As with most buildings, the first floor facade has been remodeled. The building is now home to the Scientology Foundation.