High Street Residential’s latest development brings a modern building to an evolving industrial neighborhood just north of Downtown Los Angeles that is enjoying new energy. Already home to a number of creative companies and superb food and drink establishments, this is a neighborhood that celebrates a convergence of cultures and integrates old and new. Offering 318 two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio apartments, Llewellyn is across the street from the 32-acre LA State Historic Park and two blocks from the Chinatown Metro station. The building features two roof decks and three landscaped courtyards, a heated pool and spa with adjacent community room, fitness center, coworking space, acoustically isolated “jam” room, dog grooming room, and bike service room.
This neighborhood where grit meets green is a huge part of Llewellyn’s appeal. Altitude Design Office joined the project team early on and conducted research including stakeholder interviews, a review of the competitive landscape, neighborhood walking tours, and photo documentation, in order to dig deep into the project’s potential and to recommend a strategy that would position Llewellyn as a unique neighborhood hub and connector.