10100 Empyrean Way | Le Parc

Le Parc
10100-10128 Empyrean Way
Los Angeles CA 90067

Le Parc is a walled and guard gated luxury condo community in Century City. It’s the most prized low-rise development in Century City.

The architecture of Le Parc is French Regency style inspired by the rolling fields and farms of the French countryside. Steeply pitched mansard roofs, quoins, and balustrades lend Le Parc that European ‘je ne sais quoi’.  

The name “Le Parc” is French and translates in English to “the Park” which is very fitting because Le Parc has the best grounds in all of Century City (sorry the Century!). The 10 acre grounds are absolutely beautiful! There are waterfalls, fountains, streams and ponds, that intertwine and wind with walkways and meander through gardens of vibrant blooming flowers. Full time maintenance crew keep Le Parc looking resplendent. It is one of the best run buildings on the Westside.

Built in 1979, by developer S Jon Kreedman, who converted Century Towers to condos earlier in 1973, the original development cost was $50M. There are 176 condos in Le Parc that are grouped in 15 different Chateaux buildings.

Century Hill, next store, was developed at the same time. These two complexes share some similarities. Both are Low Rise developments in Century City with similar size condos. Century Hill is a larger complex with 100 more condos than Le Parc. Century Hill has a mix of  Floorplans both Single Story and Townhouse, whereas Le Parc’s floorplans are all single story. Le Parc condos are priced at a 20%-30% premium over Century Hill condos. Nearby Park Place offers the lowest entry level prices.

Fun fact: Le Parc is located on Empyrean Way. Empyrean means “highest heaven”, but before you go thinking Le Parc is getting big headed, remember that Century City street names (Galaxy, Ave of Stars, Constellation, and Empyrean) refer to stars in the sky; not stars on the ground.

Location

Le Parc is close to the Bel Air Hotel (love their bar and lounge), UCLA’s Royce Hall, the Wilshire Corridor- including places of worship, and the bon vivant’s dream shopping and dining destination Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Le Parc is close to all the best the Westside has to offer, but far enough away that you don’t feel like you are living in the middle of it. Safety in Century City is a 10 out of 10. These condos make a great second home for owners who are bi-coastal or travel a lot. 

For groceries, Beverly Hills Whole Foods is five minutes, and the Westwood Bristol farms is also close, although I like the parking lot better at Beverly Hills Bristol

Real Estate

Le Parc has 15 separate buildings numbered from 1-15. Each building is 3 stories with the penthouse level on the 3rd floor. There are 12 condos in each building and 4 on each floor.  The penthouses have the highest ceilings available at 14 feet. 

 

Address Building Number Name
10100 Empyrean Way #7 Chateau Fontainebleau
10102 empyrean way #8 Chateau Cannes
10104 Empyrean Way #9 ???
10106 Empyrean Way #5 Chateau Cartier
10108 Empyrean Way #6 Chateau Moulin
10110 Empyrean Way #10 Chateau Rive Gauche
10112 empyrean way #11 Chateau St. Laurent
10114 empyrean way #14 Chateau Deschamps
10116 Empyrean Way #15 Chateau Nimes
10118 Empyrean Way #12 Chateau Dijon
10120 empyrean way #13 Chateau Marseille
10122 empyrean way #3 Chateau St Tropez
10124 Empyrean Way #4 Chateau Versailles
10126 Empyrean Way #2 Chateau Nice
10128 Empyrean Way #1 Chateau St. Raphael

Turnover Ratio? 4.5% or about 8 condos a year 

Record Sale: $3,500,000 7/22/2016

Floorplans in Le Parc are all single story and range in size from 2 bedrooms to 3 bedrooms. The condos are quite spacious starting at 1,750 sqft and going all the up to 3,300 sqft.

(30) 2BR
1,750 sqft – 2,000 sqft
$1,400,000 – $1,500,000

(124) 2BR + Den
2,200 sqft – 3,000 sqft
$1,600,000- $2,500,000

(20) 3BR
3,000 sqft – 3,300 sqft
$2,500,000 – $3,000,000

All floorplans have a formal entry through a paneled front door and an adjacent powder room. You can have a lot of fun decorating the powderoom- I personally like moire silk wallpaper, and chinoise or kohler artist edition sinks but possibilities are endless! The foyer opens up to an oversized Living Rooms with a regency marble fireplace and airy 10’ ceilings. There are plenty of wall space for displaying art. Every condo has two balconies, with one leading out from the living room- some owners install French windows which look great. Owners who are decorating that stick with the period theme put in ornate crown moldings and hang chandeliers and drapes. Owners with more contemporary tastes, install recessed lighting in the ceilings, do away with any crown moldings, and add plantation shutter window coverings.

The Original kitchens in Le Parc had a French country style with drop ceiling and boxy raised panel wood cabinets of medium stain. The countertops and floor were square handmade ceramic tile. Some owners when remodeling their kitchens recreate the Oven hood feature that gives these kitchens a country look. I have seen other owners do them modern with quartz counters and contemporary cabinets/pulls. The cooktops were originally electric, but you can change them to gas if that is your preference. I really love the breakfast nook that all kitchens have- it’s a great informal space to read the newspaper and enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning. The formal dining room area comfortable seats 8.

Special attention was given to the bedroom placement in the layout. The bedrooms have a good amount of separating so they are private from one another. The master suites do no disappoint, with his and her bathrooms and massive walk in closets.

Bedroom suites work great for an in-home office, many owners who use them as an office build out panels and shelving.

Amenities

2 Swimming Pools & Spas

2 Lighted championship Tennis courts

Fitness Center

24/Hr Security

Meeting Room/Party Room

Storage Room

Parking & Laundry

Laundry is inside, in a laundry room just off the kitchen, There are cabinets above the laundry machines which provide additional storage for detergent, fabric softeners, linens and things. Laundry is side by side.

2 deeded spaces for 2brs, 3 deeded parking spaces for 3brs. There is plenty of guest parking with 6 guest parking spaces per building. Parking is underground in a subterranean garage. The developers designed for the autos to be parked underground to preserve the pedestrian nature of the development

Home Owners Association

Le Parc’s Home owner’s association likes to keep a low profile. They do not have a website.

On-site Management Office Number:
310-557-8400

General Manager
John Burton
leparc@pacbell.net

Hoa Dues monthly cost? $1,800/mo. to $2,500/mo.

HOA dues cover? Common Area Maintenance, Water & Trash, Building Insurance, Earthquake insurance, Reserves, Basic Cable, 

Owner pays? Electricity, Gas, Condo Insurance

Cost, any special assessments?

Showing Instructions? No Saturday or Sunday open houses. No weekend private showings. Weekday showings limited from 9am – 5pm M-F . Tuesday Brokers caravan ok from 11am -2pm on Tuesdays.

Pet Policy? 1 dog and/or 1 cat allowed with 25 lb weight limit

Rental Policy? Buyer cannot lease condos until a 3 year period after purchase.

EQ Insurance? Yes

Building Reserves?

Can you have BBQ on balcony? Balconies off kitchen ok for BBQ but not off living room.

Management company

Le Parc Management (only manages Le Parc)

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