Luxury home restoration
The Century Towers are located on 6 acres of prime Century City real estate, making them the largest luxury residential condominium property in Los Angeles. Designed by I.M. Pei and completed in 1964, they have been the home of many celebrities and prominent Angelenos, who are attracted to the urbane NYC-style high-rise lifestyle, and the classic modern quality of the overall complex.
At the request of a long-time friend of the office, PDA carried out a complete interior demolition and renovation of a north- and east-facing two-bedroom home high in the west tower. The owner wanted to maximize his enjoyment of the striking skyline views, create a more open floor plan, and feature materials and finishes that would complement his collection of furnishings, objects, and art. That the unit feel and look particularly striking after dark was important to the client.
Comfort and elegance, made personal
Our design and the finished project has delighted the owner, whose visitors rave about the overall look and detailing of his home. A particular success was the conversion of an unneeded bedroom into a home office and media room area, separated from the living room by a perforated cabinetry installation that accommodates display of art and collectibles, as well as a minimalist fireplace. Finishes such as a dark-walnut-toned custom hardwood floor and natural limestone slabs in the master bath contribute to the effect of luxury and warmth.
The master suite incorporated a substantially increased amount of built-in storage, a walk-through closet and dressing area, and a unique peek-through feature in the master shower that enables a long view out the master bedroom’s picture window, to the city lights beyond.
This home restoration project has the touch of “lounge-like” glamour that our client desired. Its elegance and period-inflected style is in keeping with the spirit of the urban mid-century modern towers that are its setting. As a sort of “icing on the cake” of the success of this project, the newly completed home was featured on the Bravo – TV network’s “Million Dollar Listing” program. But the proud owner could not be convinced to sell!