Designed by E.J. Eckel, the “Dean of American architects” and founder of distinguished firm of Eckel & Aldrich, the National Biscuit Company building was opened in 1925 as the west coast headquarters for – what else? – the National Biscuit Company (more commonly known as Nabisco), and quickly became an architectural sensation.
In 2006, the building underwent a $25M renovation by Aleks Istanbullu Architects. The space was converted into 104 authentic live/work lofts, complete with french bistro – DTLA favorite Church & State – on the ground level. In 2007, the newly-dubbed Biscuit Company Lofts was declared a historic cultural monument and qualified it for the Mills Act Program, a California state provision that offers homeowners an allowance on their annual property taxes.
As with other Nabisco conversion projects such as the Dia Museum in upstate New York and the Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District of Manhattan, the Biscuit Company Lofts blend meticulous period craftsmanship and architectural integrity with an array of modern conveniences and contemporary design. Located in Downtown L.A.’s Arts District, Biscuit lofts range from 625 square feet to 3,496 square feet over one, two, or three floors, and feature high ceilings, spacious floor plans flooded with natural light, exposed brick walls, thick hardwood floors, industrial scale windows and oversized doors. Many of the lofts have private outdoor spaces and some even have wood-burning fireplaces. Building amenities include a 24 hour-attended entrance and package reception, 75 foot saline lap pool with adjacent outdoor grilling and entertaining space, and on-site parking.
Upon its re-opening, the Biscuit Company Lofts set a new standard for loft living in Los Angeles. The Labriola | Hotchkis team is proud to represent not one, but two incredible corner units – #211 and #504 – in the Biscuit building. Contact us at LHspaces@mercervine.com or (323) 746-4554 to set up a viewing!