Category: Architectural

855 N Croft Ave | Los Angeles

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855 N Croft Ave
Los Angeles CA 90069

855 N Croft is a newer construction architectural 33-unit condo building in Beverly Center near West Hollywood. Developed in 2010 by Larian Development, built by Torkian Construction, and interior design by Arroyo Interior Design.

Architect Zoltan Poli of SPF: Architects designed 855 Croft in a modern style. The building is easy to pick out from the crowd because of its Colorful deep blue exterior which is in stark contrast to traditional designed 850 N Croft across the street.

855 Croft is a new iteration of design. Noteworthy for its striking geometries and integration of indoor/outdoor space usually a special privilege only reserved for houses (which SPF designs a lot of)- this building has some of the best balconies in the city. These creative spaces subvert conventional wisdom.  

The Developer didn’t get that great outdoor space without some difficulty. They need a variance from the city for rooftop decks and extra building height on the 4th floor, in exchange for the variance the developer added more vegetation at the street level to get the approval from the neighborhood. The Thick Hedges have really filled out now coming in at 10-year mark.

For context, keep in mind this building caused quite a fuss in the neighborhood when it was being built because it was quite revolutionary at that time. It had a big influence on a lot of the new Development you are seeing now in Melrose Pl, and West Hollywood Design District.

Location

Real Estate

Record Sale? $2,900,000 PH1 5/16/2018

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All of the floorplans are single story, and the penthouse level is a true penthouse with extra-large floorplans and amazing rooftop decks.

Stacks 1,2, 8 and 9 are street facing. Stacks 3,4,5,6,7 face the rear. Ground level condos have extra large patios. 

All the floorplans are 2 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, that range in SQFT from 1,450 sqft – 2,000 SQFT. Prices range from $1.2M to $1.4M. 

Floorplans have a large combined Kitchen, Dining Room, and Living Rooms, which opens to the balcony. Kitchens are huge with Cesar Stone counters. Kitchens hav Italian Cabinetry by Modelo Cucine, Bertazzoni stoves, and Bosch Stainless steel appliances.  Hardwood flooring throughout the Living Room and dining room. Original developer finishes have carpet in the bedrooms.

The master bedroom suite comes with a large master bathroom and large walk-in closet. The master bathroom has a soaking tub, frameless shower, and double vanity. 

Each bedroom has its own en suite bathroom. 

10-foot ceilings throughout. Central HVAC. 

Amenities

Lobby (what is the deal with the skateboards?)

Roofdeck / Rec Room

Elevator

Parking & Laundry

Every condo has in-unit laundry, stacked washer dryer in a laundry closet located in the hallway. The building has gas so you get a gas dryer. 

Each condo gets two tandem parking spaces in a gated parking garage. Guest Parking? Any additional storage?

Home Owners Association

HOA dues Monthly Cost? $550 mo. ($600 for the bigger penthouses)

HOA dues cover?

Owner Pays?

any special assessments?

Pet Policy?

Rental Policy?

EQ Insurance? Yes

CCRs?

Building Reserves?

Special move in instructions?

Can you have BBQ on the balcony? Yes

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751 N Fairfax Ave | Lofts at Cherokee Studios

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Lofts at Cherokee Studios
751 N Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles CA 90046

Are these stairs conjured up from MC Escher?

751 N Fairfax Ave is a mixed-use 12 condos + 1 Retail space development in Hollywood. Built-in 2010 by REthink development who is a firm that specializes in LEED development the project incorporates green design and creative live/work loft space. There are a number of green building techniques utilized in the construction- there is a 30KW Rooftop solar panel (this project has an amazing rooftop deck) and drought-tolerant landscaping.

The architect for this project was Pugh + Scarpa. One thing you will notice right away is the building’s perforated anodized aluminum panels that screen condos from public view.

These panels are adjustable and can be opened and closed. The different configurations of open and closed panels create an ever-evolving facade.  The Architect was inspired for this design by British artist Patrick Hughes, whose mind-bending prospective paintings challenge the viewer’s perception of reality.  

Can you see Patrick Hughes influence?

The building has an art mural that features famous recording artists that recorded at this sites former location- Cherokee Recording Studios. You can See Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix and ole Blue Eyes! 

David Bowie infront of Cherokee Lofts in 1975 when it was Cherokee Records

This site is music history holy ground. Former site of MGM Studios and then Cherokee Recording studios. There are 300 Gold and Platinum recordings here from Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Barbara Streisand, Aerosmith, Dave Matthews, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Lenny Kravits, Paul McCartney, and a whole lot more. 

Location

Cherokee Lofts are blended into a vibrant urban market. Fairfax district has had a rapidly growing restaurant and shopping scene. The Melrose flea market is every Sunday in the parking lot of Fairfax Highschool. You can do many of your daily tasks on foot. 

Real Estate

Record Sale? $1,225,000 #8 5/29/2015

Most floorplans are townhouse style,  only #4,#5 are a single story (with 10-foot ceilings). Loft floorplans. 

#6 and #8 are big units 3 bedrooms 2000 sqft, #2 is small 1 bedroom 950 sqft, the rest are 2 bedrooms 2 baths ranging from 1,200 to 1,400 sqft. Prices are $1m-$1.1m

 These condos have very high 17-foot ceilings. Informal entry into a combined open kitchen with living room and dining room. There are lots of windows.  Hardwood flooring throughout the living areas. Bathrooms are sleek and modern. Really cool screened-in balconies. Kitchens are stocked with Bertazzoni range and Bosch refrigerator & dishwasher. Features in-unit washer and dryer, and 2 tandem parking with an EV charging station. Master bedrooms have a separate tub and shower double vanity and walk-in closet.  tankless water heater. 

Amenities

Roof Deck

Parking & Laundry

 

Each loft has a stacked in-unit laundry. 

Each condo gets 2 car tandem parking in an underground level gated parking. There are some Guest Parking spaces behind the building- any more inside?

Home Owners Association

HOA dues Monthly Cost? $500-$800/mo.

HOA dues cover?

Owner Pays?

Any special assessments? No

Pet Policy?

Rental Policy?

EQ Insurance?

CCRs?

Building Reserves?

Special move in instructions?

Can you have BBQ on the balcony?

Property Management company?

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