South Park Lofts 
818 South Grand Avenue 

Multifamily Residential, Historic Renovations

Los Angeles


Project Details

South Park Lofts was built in 1924 as one of America's first parking structures.

Located in downtown Los Angeles, South Park Lofts originally served as an eight-story parking garage, and is one of the few parking structures listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

The adaptive reuse of the former garage created 49 upscale live/work lofts, ranging from one bedroom to three bedrooms. With a restrained Beaux Arts exterior, and windows and decorative details typical of other commercial buildings of the 1920s, this terra cotta and brick building represents the finest in turn-of-the-century design. The facade, original steel framed windows, industrial concrete structure, and brick walls were restored and underscore the historic building. Although the original elevator capable of lifting two cars at a time was dismantled, the rooftop housing for the elevator motor was converted into a rooftop gymnasium that opens up to an elaborate roof-top garden. Interiors highlight a stunning entrance lobby, 15’ ceilings, exposed brick walls and oversized historic windows, high-gloss integral color concrete floors, and open-concept kitchens.


Distinctive architectural detailing.