We're going to have to wait until 2016 to see the residential units at the mixed-use, high-end Columbia Square at Sunset and Gower in Hollywood, but developer Kilroy has at least painted a picture of a pretty swanky place to live or rent. That's right—half the units in the striking, 200-unit, 20-story residential tower (meet The Residences at Columbia Square) will be posh rentals, and half will be fully-furnished, extended-stay hotel rooms with decorative flourishes by maximalist designer/former Top Design judge Kelly Wearstler, and aimed at luring industry-types away from long-term hotel stays. There will also be four penthouses with 14-foot ceilings and "terraced plunge pools."
Those who don't snag a penthouse can always hit the rooftop, which, with its 360-degree view, pool, and planned "social club" is likely to become party central for an already happening area, much to the distraction (or delight) of the people who will be working in the two office buildings (which should be finished next year) that will also be part of the development. The building will also have a two-story lobby with a library, bar, lounge, and restaurant.
The completed complex will also include the restoration of the late-1930s CBS broadcasting building—not officially a landmark, but an important part of the area's showbiz history—so it can be rented out for TV and film production.
· Luxury apartment tower planned at Columbia Square [LAT]
· Columbia Square [Curbed Archives]