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Here’s a first look inside the Arts District’s dazzling Soho Warehouse

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The view from the rooftop is *chef’s kiss*

A photo of a rootop outdoor eating area with the view on the right and a wall of glass on the left.
The rooftop has a terrace, a bar, and a pool.
Courtesy of Soho Warehouse

Anticipated for more than four years, Soho Warehouse in the Arts District is finally slated to open to members at the end of month.

“Designed for the eastside of LA’s creative community,” the former musician’s rehearsal space now features a glamorous rooftop with a bar, terrace, and swimming pool; a couple restaurants; another bar; communal areas; and 48 hotel room-like “bedrooms” that include use of the Warehouse’s new gym.

The original loading dock has been transformed into a leafy garden planted with “olive trees, winding jasmine and comfortable seating” shielded by shell-pink umbrellas.

The company unveiled the first photos of the spaces, designed by an in-house team, today.

Standard annual membership for the warehouse location will start at $2,160. Founder-level members will get to go in on September 30, but all other members will have to wait until October 14.

A lush garden area with brick pavers and outdoor seating. Olive trees shade the seating.
Once a loading dock, now a gorgeous garden.

Soho Warehouse is located at Santa Fe Avenue and Bay Street, a few blocks south of Seventh Street, in the southern section of the Arts District. Right next door, a big mixed-use complex with 110 live-work units, retail, and restaurant space is planned by LA-based Bay Capital Fund. A block away, a nine-story office and retail project is in the works.

Soho House is not exactly trailblazing in this neighborhood—the entire Arts District is being transformed by projects proposed, in-progress, or recently opened. Globally renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron and Bjarke Ingels are each working on projects planned for the blocks just east of the Los Angeles River.

A large pool surrounding by lounge chairs and cabanas. The cushions for the seating is uniformly patterned.
Cabanas and the rooftop pool.
A long shiny bar with a row of maroon barstools. Puffy chairs and coffeetables are on the furthest wall of the bar. At the end of the bar is huge paned window.
The rooftop bar.
Ductwork is visible along the ceiling of this large gathering room. Blue-gray curtains cover windows and hang in doorways. The flooring is a red-brown. Seating is set up in little clusters of tables and sofas.
Communal spaces at the Warehouse are designed by the in-house Soho House team.