10000 Santa Monica Boulevard Glory Is About To Rise
10 000 Santa Monica boulevard has been the hopes and dreams of many. As of today it remains a big 2.4-acre empty lot sitting between Bevely Hills and Century City, waiting for its glory to rise…. which once was Jean Nouvel’s green vision.
SunCal developer paid $110.2 million for the property in 2006 after winning a bidding war with Donald Trump and then 2008 happened … SunCal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The lot went back on the market and was bought in November 2011 for $59 million *bargain* by Miami based developer Crescent Heights.
Today this lot is still waiting for its glory to raise, a 40 story to be more precise. But driving by 10000 Santa Monica Boulevard several times a week, it seems that it won’t be long until the skyline of L.A. changes for ever (or at least until the next big earthquake).
“modern, elegant, chic and environmentally friendly”
A residential tower 282 unit composed of four crystal-like quadrants, and the balconies define the dramatic angles that are expressed along the north and south facades. A chamfer at the top of the building defines its location in the skyline. The exterior glass skin of the building stretches from floor to ceiling and creates a luminous and transparent façade. Each of the facades is slightly angled away from the other. At the pedestrian level, the two-story base addresses the adjacent neighboring structures and creates an appropriate scale along Santa Monica Boulevard and Moreno Drive.
The condos will range from 1,200 to 2,000 square feet and would be priced at an average of $1.5 million. But just like every real estate projects you can jump in and let your inner-megalomania take over by purchasing the last two floors and turn them into the ultimate penthouse, with swimming pool, garden and countless of useless rooms … someone named Candy Spelling did it down the street, so why not you?