1 Bed • 2 Baths • 1,670 SF • 31,720 SF Lot • HOA DUES: $955/mo. • $1,649,000
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 #411 is a southwest facing CORNER unit that is sure to impress. Known as one of the best units in the building, the floorplan is unique and special. A long private entry hall leads to a massive space with soaring ceilings and cornered walls of windows that run the entire length/width of the unit. Flooded with light, stunning sunsets, and picturesque views of Downtown LA - means you may never want to leave home! Custom built kitchen includes upgraded quartz island, chic geometric stone back-splash, Refrigerator w/LCD screen, wine cooler, stainless steel cabinets, and high-end fixtures. Hardwood flooring combined with original terrazzo make an elegant statement. Custom office build-out and separated bedroom area allows for unique and private spaces within the unit, including two full baths. Electric solar shades, custom paint, and underground parking complete the package and make this a RARE FIND in an area bustling with excitement! Within a stone's throw to many restaurants, art galleries, Soho House, new 6th St. Bridge, and numerous developments in the works! Most exciting area in DTLA and the perfect place to live/work. Gas/Water/Trash included. Unit not currently furnished.
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 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