Desmond at Wilshire
Los Angeles, California
The residential jewel of the Miracle Mile, this upscale 175-unit project, which includes 50 live-work units, gives contemporary expression to the area’s Art Deco history. A central urban plaza carved out by the project serves the critical function of unifying an area previously deficient in public open space. Drawing from the Art Deco movement and emulating its Moderne style, the residential project utilizes modern materials, simple geometries and building elements as ornament. Offering a wide array of luxury living experiences, the building further enhances the livability of the district with a series of forecourts that lead into ground-level, live-work units. Designer amenities surround the podium-level pool deck, while a common rooftop terrace affords views of downtown LA, the Hollywood Hills and the Hollywood sign.