Ten Five Sixty

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10560 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

Ten Five Sixty
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Ten Five Sixty on Wilshire Boulevard
Building Information
Architect Maxwell Starkman & Associates
Number of Units 108
Number of Floors 22
Year Built 1982
Construction Method Steel
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10560 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Distance to Public Transit About ten bus routes nearby
Region Los Angeles
Municipality Los Angeles
Zoning R5
Title of Land Condominium


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Background

Ten Five Sixty
The Ten Five Sixty is a prestigious residence located in the well known Wilshire Corridor of Westwood in Los Angeles. This full-service building offers residents a range of high quality amenities.

Many units feature unobstructed views of Century City skyline and the ocean to the southeast and southwest and to the lush green hills of Bel Air in the northwest. Residents are just minutes from UCLA, Westwood Village and Century City with all its upscale eateries and shops. Designed by Maxwell Starkman & Associates, its wave-like contours and view-enhancing insets stand out amongst its neighbors.

10560 Wilshire in a unique property that has been published in "American Dream Home" and "California Home and Design". [1]


Location

The Ten Five Sixty is located on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Thayer Avenue This part of the Wilshire Corridor is known as “the Millionaire Mile” and is surrounded by the “the golden triangle” of Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Holmby Hills. Its close proximity to Century City, Beverly Hills & the Westside is a location that can’t be beat. The sinuous row of high rise buildings afford incredible views in all directions.  Many of these buildings have full amenities and maid services can also be purchased in some of the buildings.

The wide boulevard was part of the 4,400 acres granted to Spanish soldier Don Maximo Alanis in the 1820s, and was named for developer Henry Gaylord Wilshire, who arrived in 1884. By
Wilshire Boulevard by Night
the 1920s, the Janss Investment Corp. began developing the area surrounding Wilshire Boulevard including Westwood Village, UCLA, Holmby Hills and the residential area to the south, then dubbed “Westwood Hills.”

Wilshire Boulevard was mostly lined by apartment buildings until the late 1960s, when the concept of condominium homes arose, leading to a rush of building conversions. Once the opportunities for apartment conversion dried up, high-rises condos were built from scratch, some reaching up to 27 floors in height. The area became known as “the Wilshire Corridor” because the meandering road and tall properties seem to carve a corridor through the Westwood area. There are more than 30 high-rise, multifamily buildings now lining this stretch of road.

For first-time buyers and renters, the downside is the cost. Condominium association dues range from about $400 to over $4,000 a month, which is in addition to taxes, mortgage and insurance. Older Buildings have units selling for around $500,000.00 with some units reaching upward of three million. Newer projects generally start in the $2,000,000.00 range. Rents start at about $1,000 for a 350-square-foot studio. Some units built before 1978 are subject to rent control under city of Los Angeles law.[2]

Walkscore.com gives the Ten Five Sixty a walk score of 68/100, a transit score of 63/100 and a bike score of 62/100[5]. There are several of cafes, restaurants, theaters, libraries and schools within a 15 minute or less walk and several bus routes run nearby. [3]


Construction

Waves and Insets
Ten Five Sixty, built in 1982, offers 108 units on 22 floors. The generous and spacious floor plans offer two, three, and four bedroom layouts starting at 1800 square feet up to 5700 square feet. A rich entrance with glittering fountains lead to a grand lobby where several elevators are poised to whisk you to your private residence. Inside, many suites provide cozy fireplaces and tile or hardwood flooring. Expansive wall-to-wall windows provide bright and airy views of the area or residents can step out onto their balcony and get an even more unobstructed view from the Hills to Downtown LA.

With its wave-like contours and view-enhancing insets the Ten Five Sixty is unique amongst its neighbors. Designed by Maxwell Starkman and Associates the building has been published in "American Dream Home" and "California Home and Design". Maxwell Starkman, who designed the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, died on January 5, 2004 from natural causes at the age of 82. The Toronto native joined the Royal Canadian Engineers and spent World War II serving in England, France, Belgium and Germany before returning to Canada to earn his architecture degree at the University of Manitoba. After graduation, Starkman moved to Los Angeles and worked for Richard J. Neutra, the grandfather of contemporary architecture in California.

In 1953, Starkman and architect Fritz Reichl formed their own firm, Reichl and Starkman Architects. When Riechl died a few years later, the company changed its name to Maxwell Starkman & Associates and began designing tract homes during Southern California’s post-war housing boom. Over the next three decades, Starkman built thousands of single-family homes and apartment complexes, shopping centers, office buildings, luxury condominiums and hotels. His firm, which was ranked in the Top 100 in Engineering News Record, also designed Sony Pictures Plaza in Culver City, Calif., and the 36,000-square-foot Holocaust museum.[4]

Layout and Features

10560 Wilshire offers units that range between one bedroom and two and a half bathroom (1,863 square feet) homes, to four bedroom and five bathroom (5,741 square feet) homes. Residences at 10560 Wilshire originally featured rich French oak floors, Farrow and Ball paints, Ralph Lauren wall coverings, integrated sound and 'scene' lighting system and more. However, given the age of the building and the higher end nature of the apartments it is likely that many have been remodeled and updated.

Floor Plans

Floor plans for Ten Five Sixty have not been made publicly available.

Amenities

10560 Wilshire is a full-service security building offering a range of pleasing amenities consistent with its luxury ambiance. Residents may take advantage of valet parking, concierge services, a conference room, the recently renovated lobby, a well-equipped exercise room, and a swimming pool, sauna and spa which are just some of 10560 Wilshire’s rich array of features. The building also keeps its residents comfortable with central heating and AC.

Bylaws

Ten Five Sixty Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No



The Ten Five Sixty is a pet friendly building and allows rentals of units. There are no age restrictions for residents.

Sustainability

Being an older building, Ten Five Sixty was not designed to be "green". Residents who wish to live a greener life can do things such as switch to CFL or LED light bulbs for their homes, recycle as much waste as possible and by limiting the use of a car for their day to day needs. Easy availability of several bus routes means that cars can be left in the garage on occasion.

Trivia

  • Several Episodes of the television show Falcon Crest were filmed in the building in 1983.[5]
  • Cher once lived briefly in the building, having rented an apartment owned by Michael Jackson's brother, Randall.[6]
  • Tom Selleck was once a resident in the building.

References

  1. Facebook
  2. Top LA Realtor
  3. Walkscore.com
  4. Maxwell Starkman Obituary
  5. IMDb
  6. Spy Magazine, October 1990

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