LA’s “biggest residential roof park” the male experience increases – The Hollywood Reporter

Rarely can tenants say to tenants, “My garden is bigger than yours.” But The Park, the new mixed-use residence at 500 Broadway in Santa Monica, wants to change that in the most luxurious way. Its outstanding feature is a one-hectare park on the roof overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

“Residents are increasingly looking for outdoor real estate, and we believe Angelenos will be drawn to our accessible open space in a private residential setting while living just steps from the beach,” said Alex Witkoff, director at Witkoff, the property development company responsible for the property.

The raised outdoor area of ​​the park
Courtesy Alex Witkoff

Opened for rental on August 12 and located in downtown Santa Monica between Fifth and Sixth Streets, the four-story, eight-story property was designed by Koning Eizenberg and Large Architecture with interiors by MR Architecture + Decor. The 249 luxury apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows range from studios (from $ 3,600 per month) to three-bedroom units ($ 12,000). The park also has a spa, co-working spaces and a two-story indoor gym.

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A landscaped outdoor seating area
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This is not the first planned large-scale elevated park in the Los Angeles area. In 2015, China-based Oceanwide Holdings announced a giant green roof for Oceanwide Plaza, a mixed-use project across from the Staples Center. However, the construction work stopped in 2019 and has yet to continue.

“The best residential areas in the world are often defined by a park, like Gramercy Park in New York or Hyde Park in London,” says Witkoff. “To deliver the next generation of great Los Angeles residential buildings, we knew we had to create a world-class park, and the park of the same name is the largest rooftop park in Los Angeles.”

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An open living area
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The outdoor space consists of four separate components, each connected by a skybridge. “To emphasize the idea of ​​a trip, each of the four components is equipped with unique furniture, landscaping and activities,” explains Witkoff. “The farm is inspired by the vegetable garden in Enrique Olvera Pujol [restaurant] in Mexico City. Residents can plant and pick a variety of items such as fresh herbs, cucumber, lettuce and even watermelon to cook in the farm’s outdoor kitchen with large communal dining tables. “

Then there’s The Field, an open area for outdoor fitness, and The Garden, filled with California plants that surround romantic fire pits. At The Oasis, residents can take a dip in the rooftop pool while sipping drinks at the bespoke outdoor bar. Sunscreen not included.

This story first appeared in the issue of August 11, the magazine The Hollywood Reporter. Click here to subscribe.

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