8500, perhaps LA's first totally post-boom luxury project, officially launched this week, but it's been leasing for a little while and is already a third gone. The Trader Joe's in the ground floor opened yesterday and The Larder at Burton Way from Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne is set to open soon. Check out a tour above of the entry and lobby, a seventh-floor model unit with design by Waldo Fernandez, and the rooftop area up above. The project, developed by Caruso Affiliated of the mega-successful The Grove and Americana at Brand, was first approved with a boxier look back in 2009 and got a ship-like redesign (from MVE & Partners with a facade by Hetzel Design) in 2011.
8500 rises eight stories and has 87 units with balconies, hardwood floors, 9'4" ceilings in most units and 12 foot ceilings in the penthouse, walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, CaesarStone countertops, bathtubs, and on and on. The building has a rooftop pool, gym, and lounge area; a central garden, a 24-hour doorman, a concierge, valet, personal trainers, room service, and pantry stocking from the TJ's. So perhaps now you're prepared to hear about the rents: starting in the mid-$4,000s.
· 8500 Burton Archives [Curbed LA]