The Ritz-Carlton Residences at LA Live raised the bar in 2010 and redefined high-rise luxury living in Downtown Los Angeles. The Residences, starting on the 27th floor and stretching up to the 52nd, offer a wide-array of floorplans, from 960 sqft 1 bedroom pied-a terres, to a nearly 6600 sqft multi-level 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom mansion in the sky. The Residences offer breathtaking views, world-class amenities and legendary Ritz-Carlton service.
BUILT IN 2010
Ritz-Carlton VIP Status
Residential Sky Lobby
Private Residential Entrance
Residents’ Lounge + Boardroom
In-Unit Washers and Dryers
Evo is the largest and most luxurious residential tower built by Williams & Dame as part of the “South Collection” in South Park. Just as it’s sister buildings Luma and Elleven, many units feature jaw-dropping views and large balconies. Features include hardwood floors, concrete ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and Bosch kitchen appliances. Studios and 1 bedroom units from 840 to 1,240 feet, 2 bedroom lofts and townhomes from 1,160 to 2,920 feet, and 3 bedroom townhomes and penthouses from 3,670 to 3,960 feet. The highest floor, however, is shared and enjoyed by all homeowners, and includes a fitness center, lounge, and observation patio with outdoor fireplace.
BUILT IN 2009
POOL + HOT TUB
WETBAR & GRILLS
Market Lofts was built atop and in tandem with a Ralph’s Fresh Fare in 2007…when people were wondering “does Downtown really need a grocery store, will anybody go?” Seven years later, behold, a Whole Foods opened across the street, marking the population explosion and desirability of South Park. These soft-loft style units located just adjacent to FiDM feature wood and concrete floors, exposed concrete ceilings, modern European-styled kitchens, outdoor breezeways (rather than indoor hallways), and high ceilings…towering ceilings, in fact, on the 7th floor. Studios, one and two bedroom units, range from 600 to nearly 1600 sqft, some with private patios and balconies.
BUILT IN 2007
RENOVATED IN 2006
POOL & SPA
1100 Wilshire isn’t just an address, it’s a destination! Located just West of the 110 freeway, 1100 Wilshire offers the perfect mix of sophisticated living, breathtaking views, and resort-class amenities. The building was built by Tsai Ming Yu, a Japanese citizen of Chinese ancestry who was active in the redevelopment of Tokyo’s upscale Ginza district. Tsai envisioned a building that would accommodate ancient principles of feng shui (meaning wind/water) – the positioning of buildings based on a belief in patterns of yin and yang and the flow of chi (energy) to achieve harmony with the environment. With the 16-story concrete cube parking structure as a podium, condominiums start on the 17th floor, which means that all units have unobstructed views. Sizes range from 670 to 870 square for studios and one-bedroom lofts, 1,050 to 1,870 square feet for two-bedroom lofts, and 1,800 to 3,500 square feet for two-story penthouse lofts. Ceilings are at least 11 feet high, and some are as high as 23 feet. With an abundance of resident and guest parking, all lofts come complete with two assigned non-tandem parking spaces.
RENOVATED IN 2005
MILLS ACT APPROVED
The Douglas Building, a five-story classical revival structure, curves elegantly around the corner of Third and Spring Streets. It is one of the few remaining examples of commercial architecture still in existence in downtown from the late 1800s. During its heyday, the heart of the downtown commercial district revolved around the Douglas, the Bradbury, and the Irvine-Byrne Building. Douglas Building tenants included the chief ticket office of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company.
Thomas Douglas Stimson, a retired lumber baron and banker from Chicago, moved to Los Angeles in the early 1890s and started working in real estate development. It’s no wonder an office building bearing his name would exude tremendous style and grace, just take a look at his personal residence. No building of Douglas’ namesake could be anything but spectacular. The Douglas Building was determined eligible for the National Register in 1983.
Converted to luxury condos in 2005, these stunning unis are clad in historic charm; exposed brick walls, oversized windows, and original wood floors. Each unit was fitted with sleek Poggenpohl kitchens, modern bathrooms, and in-unit washers and dryers. Floor plans range from 1 bed/1 bath units from 580 to over 1,000 square feet, 2 beds/2 baths from 950 to 1,120 square feet, and 3 bed/2.5 bath multi-level penthouses over 1,300 square feet with towering ceilings. Most units have private bedrooms, and all homeowners enjoy tremendous property-tax savings courtesy of the Mills Act.
The Eastern Columbia Building is a 1930’s Art Deco masterpiece listed on Los Angeles’ list of Historic and Cultural Monuments, and qualifies for the Mills Act. These true urban ‘hard-loft’ styled residences are contrasted by an exterior of timeless elegance blending turquoise terra-cotta and gold-leaf details. The lobby is magnificently ornate and hosts a cozy seating area and 24/7 lobby attendant. The resort-inspired rooftop pool deck rivals any 5-star resort, and includes a pool, spa, fitness center, fireplace, and panoramic views.
These stunning residences feature original windows, soaring ceilings, contemporary kitchens, mosaic penne tile bathrooms, and concrete floors. Upon the building’s 2006 renovation and conversion, penthouses came equipped with upgraded luxury bathrooms cloaked in marble, and gourmet kitchens boasting modern stainless cabinets, extra-large island, Casesarstone countertops, and Viking appliances.
Floorplans vary greatly in the building, and the word ‘bedroom’ is used loosely when describing a loft in a building such at Eastern Columbia. Some units have wholly private bedrooms while others are left wide-open with few if any dividing walls. There are mezzanine level units, standard units, and penthouses. Lofts with one bathroom range from 880 to 1,500 feet, two bathroom units from 1,330 to about 1,800 feet, and three bathroom penthouses in excess of 3,300 square feet…and yes, it’s true, that famous movie star DOES own several of these penthouses.