Constructed in 1909 by the scandalous socialite Clara Burdette as the largest furniture store in California for the renowned Barker brothers. This beaux arts style building derived from late 1800’s Chicago school architecture was originally constructed with a handful of impressive architectural details which are being carefully preserved. The building remained a furniture store for most of the 20th century and is currently being sympathetically repaired and upgraded with its original essence guiding the restoration.
The building will provide about 46,000 sq. ft of commercial space located on the upper six stories of this restored warehouse. Floors are configured to allow tenants a private space starting at 3,800 sq. ft.
Furthermore 11,000 sq. ft of prime retail space will become available facing Broadway, which is quickly becoming the most sought after retail address in central Los Angeles with neighbors such as Apple, Theory and COS.
AN ICONIC WAREHOUSE ON BROADWAY REAWAKENED
The building that was once the home for cutting edge interior design to the families of Los Angeles is currently being thoughtfully re-imagined, guided by a philosophy that celebrates the very best of modern Californian culture whilst paying deep respect to its architectural heritage.
Fitted to the highest standards, the upper floors of the building comprise of large loft spaces that will become the new base for both the larger established companies as well as a curated selection of younger businesses and artists at the beginning of their journey, who require smaller, flexible or shared environments.
In contrast to the constant stimulation and intensity of today’s society, we believe like many Californians that balance is the key to long term well-being and success in any profession. Complementing the high energy work environment of the upper floors, we are planning a traditionally inspired bathhouse and natural wellness area at the lower level of the building, where patrons can relax and recharge, using natural methods to keep both body and spirit in shape.
The alley side kitchen and lounge will also be feeding our guests with finest quality, healthy and naturally grown food that serves as the foundation for a sustainable and energising lifestyle.