PARAMOUNT LOFTS

Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects

10 condominium units, 16,500 square feet

Completed 2007

 

Situated among Hollywood studio lots and the famed Hollywood Forever Cemetery, the Paramount Lofts resemble a series of stacked interlocking blocks that became two-story units with some double-height spaces. Becker General Contractors merged the diverse surfaces and materials—polygal and cement panels, metal and wood—to realize O’Herlihy’s vision, all the while making sure it was durable, watertight, and low maintenance for the homeowners.

 

BRONSON LOFTS

Pugh + Scarpa Architects

5 condominium units, 8,000 square feet

Completed 2006

 

This five-unit residential building referenced the conventions of modernism, a style that has always been part of the eclectic architectural landscape of Hollywood. Its palette and distinctive industrial materials—including corrugated metal facing, stainless steel slats, and structural steel staircase—made it an instant landmark. The units maintain an intimate relationship with the neighborhood of California bungalows, in large part because of their striking roll-up glass doors that open to generous street-facing balconies.

 

HUDSON GREEN HOMES

Vanos Architects

4 condominium units, 6,000 square feet

Completed 2012

 

This boutique collection of residences near Larchmont Village offered soaring open spaces, green design, and high-end European finishes. The exterior utilized imported European fibre cement board cladding that is beautiful, durable, environmentally made, and maintenance free. The interiors are awash in light from oversized energy efficient windows and have lovely white oak flooring. Each unit also has a private rooftop deck with commanding city views.

 

CALIFORNIA AVENUE

RTK Architects

3 condominium units

Completed 2007

 

A beautiful intimate contemporary condominium project in northern Santa Monica. These three units were constructed with the highest quality materials available. A private elevator takes each owner securely to their own unit. Smooth stucco, Sheet metal cladding and glass handrails set this building apart.

 

GORDON LOFTS

Pugh + Scarpa Architects

12 condominium units

Completed 2006

 

This stunning urban-industrial habitat was sited on a double lot near the famed intersection of Hollywood and Vine. The exterior is bold and sculptural, and the interior a stylish combination of industrial edginess with fine-finish materials. The three distinctly different floor plans all featured indoor/outdoor living spaces for taking advantage of Los Angeles’ climate.

 

HUGHES LOFTS

Rick Leslie Architects

5 condominium units, 8,000 square feet

Completed 2007

 

Sandy Becker and Ann Blanchard developed these loft-style condos in the Palms neighborhood of West Los Angeles. The design is a successful blending of industrial elements—polished concrete floors, exposed raw steel beams, roll-up doors—with warm beech wood cabinets, Caesarstone countertops, and bamboo flooring. Expansive roof decks provided big views. Two full en suite master bedrooms provided privacy and a contrast to the open “core” living areas.

 

 

ORANGE GROVE LOFTS

Pugh + Scarpa Architects

5 condominium units, 7,500 square feet (including parking)

Completed 2005

 

This successful, iconoclastic project in West Hollywood was our first of multiple collaborations with Pugh + Scarpa (now Brooks + Scarpa). It stylishly brought together industrial materials with a thoughtful, flexible open floor plan that could fit any owner’s taste and usage needs. Finishes included corrugated sheet metal siding, rusted-and-sealed cold-rolled steel siding, Lexan polycarbonate paneling, rusted-and-sealed iron railings. In the double-height living rooms, overhead roll-up glass doors open to generous private patios. Other windows and porches serve as sculptural elements, projecting out from the façade in a nod to the mid-century modern buildings nearby.

WELLESLEY AVENUE APARTMENT

Matlin Dvoretsky & Partners

8-unit apartment building

Completed 1989

 

This lovingly designed 8-unit gem in the Brentwood area of Los Angeles featured wood windows, period details and sumptuous finishes. The Mediterranean-style fit in seamlessly in this West L.A. neighborhood, and a rooftop garden offered residents a relaxing spot and enviable views.

 

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