Location: Los Angeles
Architects:Barnett, Haynes, Barnett and Donald Alec Barany Architects
Builder:West Millennium Group
Number of units: 80
Unit mix:Studio lofts
Rents:$2,200 to $7,500
Simpson Housing took a broken condo deal and turned it into one of the most luxurious apartment rental properties in downtown Los Angeles.
The Denver-based developer acquired the 12-story building in early 2012 out of bankruptcy from Bank of America. The 1912 structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and previously known as The Brockman Building, had been an office and retail complex for most of its life. Today, the newly named Brockman Lofts targets working professionals who appreciate a high-end, luxury lifestyle in a historic setting.
Popular restaurant Botegga Louie occupies nearly 10,000 square feet on the ground floor of the Beaux Arts building, whose renovations reserve the opulence of the original façade, with elaborate terra-cotta detailing and a copper cornice. In addition, the design team retained the original exposed brick walls, arched windows, and spiral staircase leading to the landmark property’s rooftop.
All 80 loft units feature hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, marble bathrooms, and washers and dryers. More than 20 floor plans are available, ranging from 802 to 2,279 square feet. Residents also enjoy a complimentary 24-hour valet, room service, on-site dry cleaning, and package delivery. In addition, amenities include hot and cold plunge pools on the roof, along with a fitness center, lounge, and outdoor kitchen.