The wealthy guests who stay in the cavernous new penthouse atop Onni Group’s high-rise at Ninth and Olive should bring Dramamine and a compass. At 18,000 square feet, it’s easy to get lost, and standing on the edges of the roof deck, where you get a 360-degree, birds-eye view of the sprawling city, it’s easy to get vertigo.
Otherwise, there’s not much else to pack. The four-bedroom, 10-bathroom unit on the 34th floor of Level, as the building is called, is for extended stays, not longterm living, and it comes fully furnished.
It’s set up more like a party pad than a home. There’s a separate kitchen for caterers; two glassy temperature-controlled closets that, combined, hold 1,196 bottles of wine; and glossy floors in the living spaces that will be easy to clean when visitors spill that wine.
The unit is marketed as an “entertainer’s dream” and the “most expensive luxury penthouse rental in Los Angeles.” The rate? $100,000 per month.
Onni is at work now building another, taller high-rise next door. From the floor-to-ceiling windows and from the rooftop deck of Level’s penthouse, there are clear shots of a crane hoisting up building materials at 820 Olive.
Level’s sales director, Colin Daley, says he hears the penthouse in that building will be even larger than this one.