Rising above LA’s newfound cosmopolitan epicenter, Metropolis is bringing its signature Penthouse Collection to market. Situated in DTLA among leading restaurants, renowned museums, pro sports teams and a flourishing urban cultural lifestyle, each penthouse is designed to offer vertical California living coalesced with the understated luxury desired by many of today’s discerning affluent buyers. With only eight penthouses – considered by many the finest residential units available in all of Downtown – available for purchase, we sat down with the developers to find out why you should choose to live at the top of the world.
Q: What is the driving vision behind the Penthouse Collection?
A: The design guidelines for the Metropolis penthouse collection were influenced by our desire to create clean, modern residences that could best take advantage of the building’s unique geographical location. Our team spent many weeks working out layouts that could most efficiently utilize the amount of space each unit was allotted, and focus the residents’ attention on the dramatic surrounding views. Stairs are located to maximize the feeling of openness in each apartment, and to serve as a custom design feature in these luxurious duplexes. Even secondary areas, such as the upper lounges near the corner unit stairs, were rationalized to maximize the usage of space and storage, as well as to provide a sense of openness and light on the bedroom floors.
The material palette in the stairs, kitchens and bathrooms reflect why people want to come to Los Angeles: light in tone, not sombre, and indicative of the California lifestyle known to all, but with a touch of cool, understated luxury. A variety of finishes were utilized to differentiate spaces with different uses — the powder rooms, for example, were detailed as more jewel-like, with small scale mosaics, and decorative fixtures and custom mirror designs. The master bathrooms project more gravitas, with custom bronze supports holding deeply veined monolithic counter surfaces. Above those are custom bronze integral mirror cabinets. Sculptural, stand-alone tubs, located near oversized windows, spotlight the sensation of floating above it all. The kitchens, custom designed by us in collaboration with Poliform, maximize the utility and functionality expected in a modern, high-end residence.
Q: Metropolis has attracted all different types of buyers. Who is the ideal clientele for the Penthouse Collection?
A: The Penthouse Collection will attract worldly buyers that seek a rare and unique residential offering that is commensurate with their sophisticated lifestyles. Offering an exclusive collection of only eight penthouses, The Penthouse Collection will be attractive to buyers as both a primary and secondary residence. These buyers will value the ability to entertain friends and family from high above the energy of Downtown Los Angeles – all while living in the heart of the most exciting neighborhood in Southern California.
Q: Why should the most discerning buyer live in a Metropolis Penthouse?
A: As a signature offering at Metropolis, The Penthouse Collection represents the pinnacle of residential design. Situated high above the city with panoramic views, expansive floor plans and refined finishes, these homes are designed with the most discerning buyer in mind. It’s the height of luxury, and it’s only offered in eight exclusive penthouses.
Q: DTLA has seen a renaissance in recent years, but many affluent buyers still prefer to live in West LA. In what ways does DTLA cater to the affluent Angeleno?
A: Downtown Los Angeles has elevated culture, cuisine, arts and entertainment to new heights. With Angelenos shifting their preferences to vertical living, Downtown Los Angeles is becoming increasingly walkable and cosmopolitan. Leading restaurants, renowned museums and top sports teams convene to create the most unique lifestyle that Los Angeles has to offer. It’s a place that caters to affluent audiences; audiences that value a dynamic array of experiences, all right outside their front doorsteps.
Q: Anything else our readers should know about?
A: The penthouses offer an extraordinary experience of luxury living at “the top of the world,” yet only minutes from the vibrant cultural scene of downtown Los Angeles and two blocks from Staples Center and LA Live. There are more than 600 units in the first two residential towers, but only a small handful of penthouses, truly the best among the best. Just as buyers have different needs, all of the penthouses are different – from their layouts to square footages to individual components. Each has a different view – whether northward to the San Gabriel Mountains or westward to the Pacific Ocean – yet all are stunning and incomparable.
To learn more about the exclusive Metropolis Penthouse Collection, visit www.metropolislosangeles.com.