About 655 Hope Lofts
Buyers are raving about location, modern emerald color exterior design, elegant finishes, 80-unit-size boutique building with indoor parking.
Walk to work, exercise afterward in the on-site fitness center, enjoy being in the middle of restaurant row from the location of the building, and finally at the end of a busy day, see the stars and downtown skyline with a glass of Martini on the roof-top entertainment deck.
Married or single it’s a paradise.
A city reborn.
This live-work building has the elegance of luxury living and the convenience of a metropolis for busy professionals. It’s the perfect combination for both. Located on restaurant row, two blocks from Ralphs’ Fresh Faire, and a block from Louies Gourmet Market, grocery shopping is easy.
Located across the street from the post office and Macy’s Plaza, next to coffee bean, two blocks from Kinkos Fed Ex and Bank of America, projects are a snap. At barely 10 minutes away from Nokia, Staples, Cineplex, Disney, and 30 restaurants and bars, planning an entertaining evening is extremely convenient and simple.
Snacking or feasting, elegant or economical, down-home or exotic, there’s a world of choices practically clustered around your door.
Classic fine dining is convenient at places like Noe or Patina. Try classic “diner” for a 3 AM after-club breakfast at The Pantry.Or be amazed at some of the highest quality and most unusual variety of sushi to be found in LA.
And when you need a really quick bite, there are two fast eateries right in the building.
Downtown used to close up at 6:00 PM, but not anymore.
From high-end fashion to bargain hunter’s dreams, everything is available downtown.
Macy’s Plaza, right across the street, includes not only a top quality department store, but also such conveniences as Victoria's Secret, Bath & Body Works, Casual Corner, Border’s Express, and a U.S. Post Office. The opening of Ralph’s, the first supermarket downtown in decades, certifies the rebirth of the district as a neighborhood.
The Grand Central Market is a food-shopper's paradise.
Bargain secrets like Santee Alley and The California Market Center in the garment district present miles of fashion at wholesale prices. The nearby jewelry, toy and flower districts afford incredible opportunity and selection. Chinatown, minutes away by DASH bus, offers not only Asian specialties, but a selection of fresh seafood and poultry hard to beat anywhere in Southern California.
Sports & Recreation
If you want to watch great athletes up close, you’re in the right spot. Major League Baseball is just to the north at Dodgers Stadium. Football is just to the south at USC. NBA basketball, NHL hockey, boxing and more are even closer at Staples Center.
The 24-hour in-building fitness room will offer workout time on your schedule. You can have you own holiday on ice during winter with ice skating (that’s right!) in nearby Pershing Square.
For walkers, it’s a neighborhood where you can actually see something as you get aerobic (see Architecture). And all the wonders of Griffith Park are close by.
Arts and Culture
Theater, opera, ballet. Art museums and hip galleries. Music from the classics to experimental that’s beyond the cutting edge…
Downtown is the arts center of LA. The premier theater venues of The Ahmanson and the Mark Taper Forum stand close by the opera and ballet palace, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
Disney Concert Hall and REDCAT present world-class artists performing the complete range of concert music.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is close enough to be a local hangout. And you’re in walking distance of the endless fascinations of the Central Library.
LA’s architectural signature, the City Hall tower, looks down on a rich field of historical and fascinating buildings.
The landmark Central Library is just around the corner. The Financial District preserves some of LA’s classic 1920’s buildings. Art deco flourishes greet the eye on practically every block. Broadway’s preserved movie palaces are a wonder to behold. The futuristic freedom of the shining Disney Concert Hall always amazes the gaze.
For an ‘insider’s tour,’ surprise your visitors with the Bradbury Building, whose drab brick exterior conceals an interior gem of unique fin-de-siecle design.
Up to now, very few of our buyers thought of giving up their cars to commute to work but with the Metro under their building, getting a ride to Korea Town, China Town, Universal City, Hollywood, Pasadena, and Long Beach Harbor for $1.25 sounds really appealing: no more driving in peak hours, no more worrying about drinking and driving, and no more parking issues.
And, how about the Metro link system to spend a weekend in Santa Barbara, San Diego or even San Francisco. It just keeps getting better. You could be reading the paper or a book while others are wearing out their brakes.
But after all, you’re probably buying here because you want to walk to work and walk to dinner, bars, dancing, movies, sports, or the arts. Now we’re comparing the cost of shoes to the cost of tires. No contest.
One buyer figured the savings of living where they worked and walking to entertainment would lower the cost of car insurance plus wear and tear, save them hours a week and add years to their lives. Not a bad deal.