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Conceived as the west coast headquarters of The National Biscuit Company, this landmark structure was designed by E.J. Eckle, the Dean of American architects and founder of the distinguished firm of Eckle and Aldrich. Constructed in 1925 at the then astounding cost of $2,000,000 -this celebrated 7-story sky scraper factory became an architectural sensation.
In 2007, Linear City LLC completed an award-winning renovation of the former Nabisco Bakery into 104 authentic live/work lofts and put one of the city’s finest French restaurants at the lower level. It is Los Angeles Historical-Cultural Monument #888. (Which also allows for vastly reduced property taxes under the Mills Act.)
At the very top of the building lies the recognizable north-east corner, premiere 4-level penthouse unit. Protruding several stories above the rest of the building, it is clear that this is the pinnacle of not only The Biscuit Lofts, but the entire Downtown loft revitalization.
Entering the unit, you are immersed into a world that can only be limited by your own creativity. As you are beckoned down the hall of the one-inch thick maple floors towards the industrial-size bronzed windows, you suddenly begin to realize you have never seen anything quite like this. Sandblasted brick surrounds you, providing a tactile experience that embraces the past. The quality of original construction allowed the reuse of many period materials, seamlessly incorporated into the restoration. On this lower-level one can use it as a work space, allowing privacy to the residence above. Or perhaps it could be a game arcade, a second bedroom, or even a basketball court. The possibilities are endless. Only you will decide as you let your imagination run free.
Proceeding up the stairs or the private in-unit elevator, you arrive at the second level. From here you cannot help but look upward, as the soaring ceilings and floating staircases literally take your breath away. Light dances and casts shadows from the enormous over-sized windows. This is the perfect place to relax and unwind as your main living level. The living room allows for massive furniture pieces and multiple seating options. The dining area can easily seat 20 people if needed, as it is nestled against windows that overlook the cityscape. The practical kitchen features beautiful stainless steel cabinetry, stove and dishwasher. A large Sub-Zero refrigerator will house all of your culinary delights and high-end fixtures compliment the clean and sleek design.
Off of the kitchen area is the first of the vast outdoor living areas. Here you have room for dining tables, chairs, umbrella’s and whatever vision you create for the space. As you turn the corner, an outdoor movie theater will entrance your guests as they lie on sofas with mounds of cushions. Sit back, and enjoy the night sky as you watch the latest flick underneath the glittery stars.
Proceeding upward you reach the Master Bedroom. Lying on a perch in true ‘loft-style’ it overlooks the living room but still maintains privacy from down below. There is a copious amount of space for all of your bedroom accoutrements. The gorgeous bathroom has white marble counters, bowl sinks, deep tub, and a sexy glass-stall shower. Washer and dryer hookups are conveniently located on this level as well. Off of the master and out a stunning solid copper door, lies a private balcony overlooking the west facing views.
The top of the penthouse is the level that will astonish and amaze you and your guests. As you exit out the steel and glass doors you are absorbed by 360° views of the entire Los Angeles basin from your own massive private rooftop terrace . From the San Gabriel mountains, to in-your-face views of Downtown LA, to the ocean and beyond. There is no possible way to not utter the word “Wow” as you gaze upon the metropolis that is now the slave to your senses. Celebrations will take on new meaning as you tip your glass to the city below, and dance the night away under the vast open cosmos belonging to your rooftop sanctuary.
Outside of your unit, ‘The Biscuit Lofts’ offer the pristine service of a 24-hour doorman, an elegant lobby, a sun-drenched 75-foot saline pool with lounge chairs and outdoor shower, BBQ’s, fire-pit and a state of the art gym. There are 3 dedicated side-by-side parking spots dedicated to the penthouse unit, all conveniently located right near the elevator.
Never before has Downtown Los Angeles been so relevant. From its vibrant art scene, to world class restaurants. Major sporting and concert events at the Staples Center and Dodger Stadium. Theater events at Disney Hall, The Mark Taper Forum, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Authentic food and cultural entertainment in China Town, Little Tokyo and Olvera Street. And the eminent construction of the first ever NFL stadium scheduled to be completed in 2016 at Farmer’s Field.
The heartbeat of Los Angeles is alive and well, and her pulse stems from the rich cultural diversity of these downtown roots. All of this can be yours, as you dwell in the most exclusive and premiere loft space ever to grace the historic corridors of the city’s lifeblood center.