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For $675K, sun-speckled loft in Downtown LA’s Historic Core

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The one-bedroom unit sits in a century-old building

The corner of a room with a brick wall and wide windows. It’s furnished with a white sofa and an armchair.
The living room looks out on the historic buildings nearby, many also designed by John Parkinson.
Photos by Mark Priceman, courtesy Mark Priceman, Gil Saraf/Compass

Just a couple blocks from Pershing Square (and across the street from the Last Bookstore), this loft in Downtown LA’s Historic Core offers airy interiors and lovely views of the century-old structures that surround it.

The unit sits in Spring Street’s elegant Rowan Building, constructed in 1912 and designed by the firm of prolific Los Angeles architects John Parkinson and Edwin Bergstrom. Parkinson would later contribute to designs for City Hall and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum; he also found time to design every building at the intersection of Fifth and Spring, including the Rowan Building.

The 108-year-old structure originally housed offices, but was converted into condos a decade ago. It retains much of its vintage aesthetic, with handsome brick walls, hardwood floors, and an Art Deco elevator lobby.

The spacious unit has one bedroom and one bathroom in 946 square feet, with an open kitchen and living area illuminated by panels of tall windows. The bathroom and kitchen are equipped with contemporary appliances and fixtures, and a walk-in closet offers plenty of storage space.

Building amenities include a hot tub, barbecue area, and a lounge area. Asking price is $675,000, with HOA dues of $609 per month.

A room with wood floors furnished with a circular wooden table and chairs.
The open living space includes a kitchen and dining area.
A white room with a bed and a large window on the righthand side
High ceilings and wood floors extend into the bedroom.
A room with a wooden table and chairs on the left and a long countertop with a stove on the right
The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and plenty of cabinet space.