Lofts @ Hollywood & Vine are located at 6253 Hollywood Blvd. at the infamous intersection of Hollywood Boulevard & Vine Street. The Lofts are a live/work residences in one of the most recognizable intersections of the world that has been snapped in countless tourist photographs.
This historic building was formerly the Hollywood Equitable Building, built in two phases over 1929 and 1930. It was the second high-rise office building to appear at this famous intersection and symbolized the new money being invested into Hollywood. It replaced a one-story bank.
These loft style condos have expose beams and piping, epoxy floors & unadorned columns. The lofts have gallery-inspired aesthetic. The residences have lofty ceilings, unimpeded city and mountain views, original window fixtures, open space kitchen featuring a suite of Viking appliances and luxurious bathrooms accented with Ann Sacks tiles.
The Lofts are part of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Surrounded by the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, there is much to do with the Hollywood nightlife, shopping and restaurants. With the Arc Light Cinema, Cinerama Dome & TCL Chinese Theaters all close-by, it's a moviegoer's haven. And theater lovers enjoy the closeness of The Panatages Theatre featuring Broadway plays and musical.
There are plenty of restaurants nearby including Dillon's Irish Pub & Grill, The W's restaurants, Starbucks, The Redbury, Lexington Social House, Mama Shelter Los Angeles and Katsuya Hollywood. Trader Joe's is just half a block away for groceries. On Sunday there's a local farmers' market about two blocks away. The entrance for the Hollywood and Vine subway station on the Metro Red Line is one block east at Hollywood Boulevard and Argyle Avenue. /p>
Constructed in 1929 at the north-east corner of the historic intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, the former Equitable Building is one of Los Angeles' authentic architectural treasures and now an elegant, distinctive residential landmark.
Aleck Curlett designed the new office tower (initially called The Bank of Hollywood) with a bank on the ground floor and gargoyles on the facade, capped with a copper roof. It had to adhere to a height restriction of 150 feet. Sam Kress, owner of a drug store chain, helped plan and finance the building. He included a brokerage office with the plans as he wanted to connect Hollywood to Wall Street in New York.Vine Street investors financed the building and the Dyas Department Store Company of Los Angeles leased it. The first tenant was Myron Selznick whose film production company moved into the space. His famous clients included Vivien Leigh, Gary Cooper, and Henry Fonda to name a few. Because of the popularity of radio in Hollywood, many advertising agencies leased space in the building in the 1930s and 1940s. American composer Irving Berlin, famous for "White Christmas," "Easter Parade," "God Bless America," "Annie Get Your Gun," "Puttin' on the Ritz" and many other classic show tunes, wrote songs in suite 207 in this bulding.
In 2000, Tom Gilmore of Gilmore Associates purchased the building for $4 million and began a two-year restoration project with help from M2A Milofsky and Michali Architects to preserve the building's Neo-Gothic facade and Art Deco interior. Elements that were restored include the gargoyles on the facade, the original elevator lobby lanterns, a checkerboard marble floor and Art Deco ceiling panel. Most of the restoration work was done on the lobby and the ground level.
After this, Palisades Development Group spent $50 million to convert this office tower into 60 loft-style units. Killefer Flammang Architects designed the transformation that was completed in 2008..