Edgardo Contini, FAIA,
Gruen & Associates
An exceptionally light, bright and airy unit in the incomparable Wilshire Terrace co-op. This approx. 2,000-square-foot unit is ideally located on the north side, overlooking peaceful gardens, fountain,and landscaped grounds.The open-plan 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath unit has been completely renovated with plank hardwood floors, distinctive light fixtures and furnishings. Large walls suited for art with an open flow from living area, dining area, and media room/den with gas fireplace. Sliding Fleetwood doors lead to central two-story patio from living room, den and master, all part of the building’s distinctive design that offers ample space for outdoor entertaining. Fitted Siematic kitchen is equipped with Sub-Zero fridge and double Miele ovens. Separate laundry room with half bath, adjacent to service entrance and elevator.
Master suite with walk-in closet, separate vanity, master bath with marble floors, contemporary glass tile shower and updated fixtures. Built-in closets lining hallways offer plenty of storage. A Murphy bed built into the living room wall is perfect for visitors. The groundbreaking 14-story Wilshire Terrace, completed by Edgardo Contini of Victor Gruen Associates in 1958, was the first co-op residential tower on Wilshire Blvd., and has been in demand ever since, especially with homeowners looking to downsize. The building offers a “California way of living” in a stylish high-rise. The striking design includes staggered terraces and tile planters, an elegant wood-paneled lobby, and banks of elevators ensuring limited access to each floor. The building boasts a lap pool with spa, beauty salon, gym , 24-hour concierge, switchboard and valet parking. Landscaped grounds include a water channel with fountains, gardens, dog park and underground parking.