Eastern Columbia Lofts
Clad in stunning turquoise terra cotta and gold leaf, the Eastern Columbia Outfitting Companies’ 13-story art deco retail tower epitomized the height of opulence when it established in 1930. Currently, this zig zag moderne landmark condo loft building on Los Angeles’ list of historic and cultural monuments dazzles anew – and provides buyers a timeless setting for urbane living. ¨Spacious, sophisticated, urbane: each of Eastern Columbia’s 147 loft condominiums juxtapose luxurious contemporary upgrades and classic period details.
- 147 light-filled loft condominiums, from 720 to 2,750 square feet
- Centrally located in the Historic Core, at the hem of the Fashion District and South Park
- Interior redesign by internationally acclaimed firm Kelly Wearstler Interior Design
- Residential architectural conversion by award-winning firm Killefer Flammang Architects
- Luxurious contemporary upgrades and classic period details
- Modern tools for comfort and productivity – high-speed Internet access, satellite television, digital climate control, washer-dryer hook-ups, closed-circuit camera monitoring and storage units
- Roof level leisure terrace featuring fitness center, lounging cabanas, sun deck, pool, spa and fireplace
- Corridors styled with polished concrete, carpet runners, decorative unit door patterns, custom pendant lighting and faceted glass wall sconces
- Elegant lobby appointments, including fluted paneling and antiqued mirrors
- Landscaped ground level courtyard with entry fountains and retail shops
- Secured resident and guest parking in a newly constructed adjacent structure
- Fitness Center
- Roof Deck 1
History and Renovation
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #294
Directed by internationally acclaimed interior designer Kelly Wearstler Interior Design (kwid) and award-winning architectural firm Killefer Flammang Architects, the detailed redesign brought new polish to Eastern Columbia’s faceted beauty.
“Eastern Columbia, Broadway at Ninth” – over several decades, the city’s airwaves chimed this jingle to advise Los Angeles shoppers of new arrivals and special offers at Downtown’s flagship department store. For years the tallest building on the area skyline, the Eastern Columbia Outfitting Company opened on September 12, 1930. ¨Perhaps Los Angeles’ finest example of the Art Deco era’s zig zag moderne style, the Claude Beelman-designed tower has long captivated arts and architecture scholars. Faced in turquoise terra cotta and trimmed with deep blue and gold terra cotta, the tower’s façade features sunburst patterns, geometric shapes, zigzags, chevrons and other stylized motifs. A four-sided clock tower emblazoned in neon with the name EASTERN caps its thirteen stories.
After retail operations ceased in 1957, Eastern Columbia was transformed into studio and office space for local garment businesses and arts organizations. Among the tenants: the Los Angeles Conservancy and West Coast swimwear icon Jantzen. In fact, just up until residential conversions began, a fashion runway blazed through the building’s eleventh floor.
¨The Historic Core¨ Loosely outlined by 3rd Street on the north edge, 10th Street to the south, Hill to the west and Main to the east, the Historic Core was the cradle of early Los Angeles commerce and entertainment. A frequent backdrop for film sets, the area’s lofty Victorian, Beaux Arts and Art Deco buildings instantly telegraph urban history and culture. But it’s at the pedestrian level that the Historic Core truly reveals its deep roots – and its rising outlook. Along Broadway, retailers vend diverse wares at Grand Central Market and the Arcade building, and vintage movie palaces host concerts and dance clubs.
¨THE KOR GROUP ¨An innovative presence in the real estate and travel communities, the Kor Group is redefining the concept of home with its distinctive hotel and residential properties. ¨Every Kor development reinterprets the modern day environment, blending the comforts of home, business necessities and leisure amenities in unique settings. Starting with Beverly Hills’ Avalon Hotel in 1998, Kor Hotel Group continues to craft a rare array of boutique hotels consistently singled out for praise in such influential publications as CondéNast Traveler and Travel + Leisure. ¨That success extends to Kor’s residential projects. Respect for the historic character of landmark buildings and their local legacies guides Kor’s redevelopment approach; insight into modern residents’ desires for a luxurious yet relaxed lifestyle underscores the design process. The result: personal spaces at sought-after addresses, rich in classic and vintage elements, up-to-the-moment conveniences and inspired interior design.
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