Designed by architect Claud Beelman, the father of notable LA landmark, the Park Plaza Hotel, the Eastern Columbia Building opened in 1930 as the headquarters for the Eastern Outfitting and Columbia Outfitting companies, two popular furniture and clothing retailers, respectively. Since its inception, the ECB has been the the art-deco gem of Downtown Los Angeles’ busy Broadway Theatre district, once considered to be the entertainment capital of the city, before the development of Hollywood in the mid-century. Covered in slick sea-green terra cotta tiles with distinct deep blue and gold accents in a wealth of geometric motifs, the lavish structure remained one of the largest — and most striking — constructions in downtown until well after WWII.
In 2006, the Eastern Columbia Building underwent a major $30M renovation courtesy of Killefer Flammang Architects. The exterior was saved from near-ruin with new tile and paintwork, while the insides were repurposed into 140 luxury condominiums, ranging in size from 720 to 2,750 square-feet. Eight penthouses (some with private terraces), a rooftop pool, spa, outdoor entertaining area, and fitness center (all of which lie in the shade of the building’s iconic electric light clock tower), a lobby designed by internationally renowned interior artist Kelly Wearstler — the new Eastern Columbia Building stands as a shrine to both its past and present.
The Labriola | Hotchkis group is proud to represent combined and completely renovated unit 1101/1102 in this historical highrise, a truly unique urban home floating above the city streets. Contact us at LHspaces@mercervine.com or (323) 746-4554 to set up a viewing!