July 7, 2016 (Hollywood, CA) – Above The Penthouses, an exclusive collection of three ultra-luxury residences, is launching on the 15th floor of the W Hollywood residential tower at the iconic intersection of Hollywood and Vine. Following the sell-out of 134 W-branded residences that occupy the tower’s 14 stories below, Above The Penthouses inherently drives the modern lifestyle to the next level. Three penthouses, one of which is already under contract prior to hitting the market, will be fully furnished and move-in ready for the discerning buyer by early fall 2016.
Each boasting a unique individual character and expansive views of Hollywood’s landmarks – from the famed Griffith Park Observatory and Hollywood Sign to neighboring Capitol Records and Downtown Los Angeles skyline – The Griffith, The Vista and The Bower feature sleek interior spaces visualized by luxury interior design firm Smith Firestone Associates. Spacious private terraces, ranging from 820 to 1,250 square feet wrap around each penthouse, complementing the open, inviting and flexible living and entertainment areas, ideal for hosting large gatherings or simply taking in panoramic views of the city.
“Our ultimate goal was to create something that’s never been done in Los Angeles for the buyer who already has everything,” says Ron Barnes, Owner Representative and Broker for the project. “Each individual residence is carefully planned and intricately crafted – from the iconic views of Los Angeles and distinguished floor plans to the pristine design elements and customized technology packages made exclusively for each penthouse. This is Hollywood as only a few have seen and experienced it.
Inspired by the eminent Observatory perched atop the Hollywood Hills, The Griffith features three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a retreat/library, custom-designed closets, powder room and multiple entertainment spaces, all sprawled across 5,078 square feet of interior space. Floor-to-ceiling Nano glass walls separate interior living from 1,251 square feet of private teak terraces, while seamlessly bringing in incomparable views of the Hills and Observatory. Suffused by natural light, this penthouse features a unique, upscale industrial style with rough-hewn wood finishes, polished marble, and fixtures reflecting hand-made precision European craftsmanship.
Replicating the Brooklyn-esque nature of Hollywood and Vine’s historic buildings, The Vista effortlessly pairs sleek, urban-contemporary design with luxury finishes and materials, reflecting its industrial design aesthetic. With 4,708 square feet of living space, the glass-walled residence features three bedrooms plus secret bunkroom, four bathrooms and 827 square feet of additional private outdoor terraces. Overlooking sunsets from Downtown LA to the Pacific Coast and Hollywood Hills, the Vista penthouse represents the epitome of modern, sophisticated urban living, while providing a relaxing and comfortable pied-a-terre for the discerning buyer.
Weaving era-specific design with avant-garde refinement, The Bower evokes an old world aesthetic with a modern twist and hint of European flavor. The 4,526 square foot penthouse features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a separate “retreat room” in addition to a family gathering room, powder room and two terraces with more than 820 square feet of outdoor space. With a distinctive layout and charming design, the Bower exposes traditional elements, such as ornate wall moldings, Roman Doric columns, forged black iron glaze work and rustic herringbone parquet flooring.
“These penthouses flaunt such individual, beautiful, yet functional personalities that are each crafted for a very specific buyer,” says Kara Smith, President of SFA Design. “The Griffith is designed for the ultimate entertainer, while The Vista represents the epitome of modern, sophisticated living. The Bower evokes a unique European influence, pleasantly familiar to an international buyer who appreciates a Parisian loft feel in the bustling heart of Hollywood.”
To further elevate the ultimate luxury experience of owning at Above The Penthouses, Barnes enlisted BAM Luxury, a home technology firm helmed by LA-based developer Bruce Makowsky, to exclusively create customized in-residence technology packages. Utilizing the latest cutting-edge systems, each penthouse boasts Whole-Home Automation that integrates audio, video, lighting, shades and HVAC through a Crestron Control System, providing a seamless experience that can be accessed at the fingertip of each owner from anywhere in the world. Ten-inch in-wall subs create a heard, but never seen experience of sound in every corner of the home, while the latest 4K Samsung TVs and 4K Sony Projectors, in-wall touch panels, Apple TV’s and iPad Airs enhance each room with next-generation video clarity, entertainment and control.
The Residences at W Hollywood occupy the private tower next to the adjacent W hotel, complete with its own security, valet, doorman and concierge. Residents enjoy access to W’s ‘Whatever, Whenever’ residential program, 24-hour concierge, private rooftop pool deck equipped with kitchens and barbeque areas, fire pits and an outdoor living room, 24-hour state-of-the-art rooftop fitness center and dog park, private screening room and Starwood Access. Just outside the penthouse door, Hollywood’s revitalization boasts $4.8B in investments over the last decade with electrifying nightlife, celebrated restaurants and bars, iconic theaters and entertainment venues, and mix of contemporary retail offerings. The true entertainment capital of the world is also in the midst of welcoming the return of major creative industries – from Netflix’s relocation into 320,000 square feet of the new 14-story office building at Sunset-Bronson Studios, to Viacom’s big brands like MTV, Comedy Central and BET, moving under one roof within Columbia Square.
For information on Above The Penthouses, please visit www.abovethepenthouses.com or call 888.539.3170.
About Above the Penthouses
Above The Penthouses is an exclusive collection of thoughtfully crafted, ultra-luxury residential offerings on the 15th floor of the Residences at W Hollywood on Hollywood & Vine. Each boasting a unique personality and expansive views of Hollywood’s landmarks (Griffith Park Observatory, Hollywood Sign, DTLA, Capitol Records), residences feature sleek interior spaces with upscale industrial aesthetic, grand living and entertaining areas, spacious private terraces, full in-residence tech packages by BAM Luxury and more. Owners enjoy access to W’s ‘Whatever, Whenever’ residential program, 24-hour concierge, private rooftop pool deck equipped with kitchens, fire pits and outdoor seating, 24-hour state-of-the-art rooftop fitness center and dog park, private screening room and Starwood Access.