1 Bed • 1 Bath • 1,147 SF • 31,720 SF Lot • HOA DUES: $758/mo. • $799,000
The Biscuit Lofts was originally conceived as the west coast headquarters of The National Biscuit Company. In 1925 this landmark structure was designed by E.J. Eckle, the Dean of American architects and founder of the distinguished firm of Eckle and Aldrich. Constructed at the then astounding cost of $2,000,000 -this celebrated 7-story skyscraper-factory became an architectural sensation.
In 2007, Linear City LLC completed an award-winning renovation of the former Nabisco Bakery into 104 authentic live/work lofts, and it quickly became the premiere living destination in the blossoming and trendy Arts District. It is Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument #888. (Which also allows for vastly reduced property taxes under the Mills Act.)
Unit 206 is a stunning East-facing unit that is flooded with golden morning light. American walnut flooring is a constant throughout the loft space. Towering ceilings allow for an open and airy feeling. The updated kitchen features Quartz counters, stainless steel cabinetry with frosted glass accents, stainless steel appliances and a chic modern ceramic-tile backsplash. A matching movable island creates extra space for prep work, or seating for meals. The dining area is across from the kitchen and the perfect central location for gatherings. Exposed brick walls bring a feeling of warmth and home-like atmosphere to the unit. The bedroom area is located next to a large bank of windows with city views, where one can gaze at the stars as you fall into your nightly slumber. The oversized bathroom features a large soaking tub with marble walls for luxurious baths, Quartz counters, bowl sink, and stackable laundry machines. Also built-in is a large open-concept closet system to hang and show-off your cool threads with shelves for shoes and storage. With the openness of the loft-space, you can also create the ideal layout that suites your specific needs and desires, allowing for endless possibilities and flexibility in your own unique design plan.
Building amenities include a brand-new updated lobby featuring a curated fine art program, large landscaped garden, beautiful 75-foot saline pool, outdoor lounge w/fire pit & shower, BBQ area, dog run, 24/7 concierge/security service, & gym. Pool area soon to be updated with Richard Shultz, Knoll patio furniture (permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York) and premium Tuuci umbrellas. Deeded with the unit is one premiere subterranean parking space and one highly coveted storage unit.
The Arts District is one of the hottest neighborhoods in the Downtown L.A. area. From the district’s beginnings as Jean-Louis Vigne’s vineyard to an orchard growing mostly oranges and grapefruit, by the late 1800s it became an industrial center for railroads and manufacturing. Eventually, the railroads gave way to the trucking industry which moved to other L.A. County areas like Commerce in order to build larger buildings to accommodate their growing businesses.
In the 1970s, artists braved dangerous conditions and began to occupy the area’s dilapidated buildings, having been priced out of areas such as Venice and Hollywood. Eventually, they opened art galleries and began to develop these buildings themselves, thereby preserving a big part of LA’s industrial history.
The area underwent another downturn in the 1990s before being saved by Joel Bloom and his supporters, who officially renamed the area the “Arts District.” Today, it is home to many creatives, including those in green technology, architecture, and entertainment. It has become the embodiment of a community that has faced challenges and adversity, yet overcome. Some of the hottest real estate in the Downtown area has shifted to the trending Arts District. With some of the most avant-garde chefs in Los Angeles, art galleries, boutiques, bars, and walkability, it is clear why this area has turned all heads and become a beloved neighborhood for all to enjoy.
Click here for a map to many restaurants and shops: Arts District Guide