LuXe @ 1539
Santa Monica, CA
||182,000 SF, 62 Units
Across the street from Santa Monica Place, one block from the Third Street Promenade and close to the newly master-planned Civic Center, LuXe @ 1539 provides a dynamic gateway to the vibrant districts of downtown Santa Monica.
Distinguished by an eye-catching bris soleil to mitigate solar impact, the building presents different faces for its north and south elevations. The south side, rendered in a warm green palette, is a solid stucco mass with deep-set irregular openings, providing units with spacious yet private terraces. The north side is dramatized by strong horizontal banding and floor-to-ceiling glazing, bringing light and air into the open plan loft units. A wide sloping landscape plane on the south side, stretching the full length of the property, offers pedestrians a surprising garden view from the busy urban street.