Elleven Lofts

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1111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

Elleven Lofts
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Exterior of Elleven Lofts
Building Information
Developer The South Group
Architect Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects
Management Company Action Property Management
Number of Units 176
Number of Floors 13
Year Built 2006
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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1111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning RD1.5-1XL
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Exterior of Elleven Lofts


As the first residence in the South Collection development by The South Group, Elleven Lofts will become a community along with Luma Lofts, Evo, and Jardin residences. Located in the niche of South Park, the complex will simply be known as "South."

Completed in 2006, Elleven Lofts offers 176 residences that range from one and two bedroom condos and penthouse layouts. There are four two story live/work spaces available, as well as parking and retail on the main level. Each residence offers high end finishes and open floor plans, with the sophistication of a home. Elleven Lofts is the first green residential building in downtown Los Angeles, and takes a sustainable construction approach.

Elleven Lofts has a thoughtful architectural design that blends in with its neighboring buildings in the South Park area of Los Angeles. The exterior of the building is wrapped in glass, which allows plenty of light into each of the lofts, providing an open space for the residents, and maximizing views of the surrounding LA city and skyline. A socially responsible and economically friendly approach was taken during the construction and maintenance of Elleven Lofts.

The developers of Elleven, The South Group, are a joint venture partnership of Williams & Dame and Gerding/Edlen. The partnership sets itself apart with its environmentally friendly, high density neighborhood developments.[1]



Location

Located in the South Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Elleven Lofts is nearby Downtown Los Angeles, the Historic Core, and the Fashion District. Many of LA's best restaurants and shopping are nearby, as well as the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandise, the Staples Center, and the world class Nokia Theatre.

Grand Hope Park and Pershing Square are within walking distance, and the nearest public transportation is at the doorstep of Elleven Lofts on the corner of S Grand Avenue and W 11th Street. The Pico Train Station is located two blocks east of the residences. Cafes like Starbucks, Hygge, and Aladdin's Coffee Shop are within a few steps from Elleven Lofts, and other daily amenities like grocery stores, schools, restaurants, and shopping are close for comfort.

Car and bike share programs like RelayRides and Zipcar have designated stations within one block from the lofts.[2]


Construction

Elleven Lofts is an LEED Certified development that encompasses a total of 400,000 square feet. LEED stands for "Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design," setting sustainable standards to which Elleven Lofts adheres. Sustainable aspects were taken during construction, including the use of sustainable, environmentally friendly, and local building materials.

The concrete building has a glass and exposed concrete facade, with many balconies and a canopied roof overhang on each elevation of the building. Balconies are found on each corner of the building, which are inset and flush to the exterior walls. Wrap-around windows can be seen on the penthouse levels. [3]

Layout and Features

Of the 176 units offered at Elleven Lofts, a variation of one or two bedroom or penthouse units are available, as well as four two storey live/work town homes. Sizes range from 770 square feet to 3,100 square feet.

The building is characterized by its open floor plans and over sized ceiling heights. Refined finishes are found throughout the units, including stainless steel appliances and hardwood flooring.

Additional interior features include high-end fixtures, extensive hardwood-faced cabinetry, slab granite kitchen counter tops, walk in closets, and centralized telephone and data panels and wiring distributed throughout the units. Balconies and "Juliet” balconies are offered in most layouts, and common outdoor areas are offered on the 12th and 13th floors.

The building features a sculpted glass, metal, and concrete exterior with large elevations of glazed glass. Amenities at the building include an outdoor fireplace and lounge, a barbecue area, street level retail, a lap pool, and private gated parking.

Additional interior features include built-in wine coolers, utility rooms with washer and vented dryer hookups, over sized mirrors with integrated vanity lights, and high-quality cast iron tubs.[4]

Floor Plans

There are few floor plans available for Elleven Lofts. Here is a quick overview.

Amenities

Amenities offered at Elleven Lofts include:

  • Heated saline lap pool
  • Patio with fireplace
  • Barbeque area
  • Outdoor lounge area


Bylaws

Elleven Lofts Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes


Pets and rentals are allowed at Elleven Lofts. There are no age restrictions placed on ownership.

Sustainability

Elleven Lofts is LEED certified from the U.S. Green Building Council, giving it a sustainable, eco-friendly rating. The goal of the developer was to create a building that would use less energy, less natural resources, and be environmentally-responsible. Sustainable materials and an energy-efficient approach were employed during construction of Elleven Loftts.

The hardwood floors in the residences are from sustainable forests, the cabinets are made from renewable, non-toxic wheat-board, the carpets are made from natural fibers, and the showers, toilets, and fixtures conserve water.

The tall windows at Elleven Lofts allow light to flow into the units, which saves heating energy, while the treated glass and sunshades save on cooling energy.[5]

Trivia

The AT&T Center

Nearby Elleven Lofts is the infamous building, The AT&T Center, also formerly known at the SBC Tower, Transamerica Building, and Occidental Life Building. The tower is 452 feet or 32 floors tall and was completed in 1965. It is the 32nd tallest building in Los Angeles currently, but ranked number two - after the Los Angeles City Hall - in its earliest days. The architect who designed the international styled building was William Pereira & Associates.

Built to house the offices and computer center of the Occidental Life Insurance Company, the building is part of a 12-acre complex originally named the "Occidental Center." This complex includes a 225,000 square foot building, a 300,000 square foot building, and three parking decks with 3,500 parking spaces. The three buildings are connected underground.

In 2003 the entire complex was purchased by Canyon-Johnson Realty for $88 million, and converted one of the buildings to apartments. From 2007 to 2008 the building went under a $35 million dollar renovation. Scaffolding went up and the metallic panels on the building's crown were replaced. The office space was also upgraded. In 2010, the building was a film set while part of the movie, Tron Legacy, was filmed at the building.[6]


References

  1. DLX Co
  2. Explore South Group
  3. LA Condo Search
  4. Trulia
  5. Elleven Lofts
  6. Wikipedia


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