Concerto

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901 South Flower Street, Los Angeles

Concerto
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A snapshot of Concerto, located in Los Angeles
Building Information
Developer Astani Enterprises
Architect DeStefano Partners
Management Company Action Property Management
Number of Units 77
Number of Floors 7
Year Built 2009
Construction Method Steel
Type of Roof IRMA
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901 South Flower Street, Los Angeles
Distance to Public Transit Bus stops nearby
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning [Q]R5-4D
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Sometimes, a lot of information can be gleaned from a name. In the case of Concerto, it is not so much a name is it is a one word declaration of what Astani Enterprises had in mind when they started the building process. Concerto, located in Los Angeles, was actually supposed to be part of a multi-building complex, with two high rises and the seven story, 77 unit collection of lofts, with all three meant to work as one harmonious whole.[1] Unfortunately, things did not quite work out that way, though the lofts seem to have escaped relatively unscathed.

Built in 2009 in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, its eye-catching design comes courtesy of DeStefano Partners, with the exterior utilizing bold edges and pronounced angles to create a tremendously unique appearance. While admittedly this may not be to everyone's satisfaction seeing as how taste is subjective, there is no disputing the fact that from the word 'go', the lofts make an unforgettable impression on whomever lays eyes on it.

With a wide variety of amenities, prime location, and striking architecture, Concerto makes an excellent choice for a home-buyer in the Los Angeles area, particularly those who place a priority on originality and style.


Location

The Staples Center

Located on 901 South Flower Street, Concerto finds itself among the busy, vibrant downtown of Los Angeles. Saying that there are many things to see and do would be a tremendous understatement, as Concerto is steps away from many popular Los Angeles attractions. For instance, the athletically minded resident would enjoy a jaunt to the Staples Center to watch some hockey or basketball. Likewise, a patron of the arts may find the Los Angeles Music Center far more to their liking.

As to be expected given the neighborhood, there are many shops and boutiques located close by to serve residents, many of them well within walking distance. In fact, with amenities so nearby, residents can choose to forgo the use of a car entirely opting to do their errands on foot.[2] While transit is also available, it should be noted that it is only bus service. There is no light rail close to Concerto. Also, the neighborhood is fairly flat, so cyclists will have little trouble taking their bikes for a ride.

Construction

As stated earlier, the building's calling card may very well be its outer appearance, though the structure's solid quality should not be overlooked in favor of purely admiring the architecture. It is very much a traditionally constructed condominium, with the zinc panel facade being the only major departure in terms of material choices.[3] The many windows on display may very well serve a dual purpose; not only do they let in natural light, they also add tremendously to the aesthetics. Naturally, the interior is built to the same standard.

Layout and Features

A snapshot of a bathroom

Concerto offers three types of units; studios, one bedroom, and two bedroom. The smallest units range from 739 square feet, while the largest span more than 1600 square feet. They come very well equipped, featuring hardwood floors, large windows, quartz counter tops, and Energy Star certified appliances, just to name a few of the standard accouterments.

Additional features include German crafted kitchens, washer/dryer hookups, and designer shower tiles.

Floor Plans

Unfortunately, Concerto does not currently offer floor plans to the public. There is, however, video footage of the lofts. Interested parties cant get a glimpse of what it might be like to live there.

[4] - The video can be viewed from "References Section" at the bottom of this page.

Amenities

Some of the amenities offered by Concerto include:

  • Fitness center
  • Shared barbecue pit
  • Spa
  • Tai Chi park
  • Private cabanas



Bylaws

Concerto Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


  • Renting is allowed
  • Concerto is pet friendly
  • There is no age restriction on residents
  • There is a communal barbecue area

Sustainability

There were a few measures taken to ensure that Concerto would be environmentally friendly. For instance, the use of Energy Star certified appliances in conjunction with the large windows mean that the units are markedly more energy efficient.

Another example is their ventilation system, which takes allows for a free flow of air from the outside, cutting down on the use of air conditioning.  

If residents choose to actively recycle and reduce their water/electricity use along with using Concerto's sustainability measures, then their carbon footprint will definitely be reduced.

Trivia

What the completed complex was supposed to look like
  • As stated earlier, Concerto was originally supposed to be a three building complex, with two high rises and the lofts. Unfortunately, this vision did not come to fruition; Astani Enterprises ended up losing the existing high rise in bankruptcy court. The tower is now called Apex and it is doubtful that third will ever be constructed.[5]
  • The conflict was acrimonious, with both sides taking very public pot-shots at each other
  • DeStefano Partners amicably split up in 2011, due to market factors, dividing into different firms[6]


References

  1. Official site
  2. Walk Score
  3. Concerto on toplacondos.com
  4. Concerto on Youtube
  5. Concerto on LA Curbed
  6. Story on DeStefano dissolution


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