We recently wrote about gravel and decomposed granite as a water saving substitute for grass. Some homeowners and apartments owners are installing synthetic turf. Gardeners will need to buy Dysons.
We are pleased to announce completion of a five unit apartment renovation in Virgil Village, close to the very popular Sunset Junction, a Los Angeles neighborhood adjacent to Silverlake. This property demonstrates PMI’s Creative Multifamily strategy.
Creative Multifamily is a new line of small low rise apartments that are stylish, contemporary, and playful but yet still affordable. The apartment retains the flavor of its era but with a total new creative interior. Residents here want to walk to amenities and identify with the artistic flavor of the neighborhoods. In this area, a thrift shop with character is as popular as a high end boutique, and the Echoplex as popular as the Hollywood Bowl.
.We took a property with great character on the outside and maintained it with just a bit of contemporary defined by the new landscape and fencing.
On the inside, the interior was gutted and totally redone in a contemporary motif.
We also borrowed some techniques from our creative office projects. Here is a bonus room done with the exposed wood ceiling, concrete floors, and spiral steel staircase. The picture following this one is a bedroom with a polished concrete floor.
Kudos to the team at PMI and Adaptive.
SGN Games, a top cross-platform developer and publisher of games on Facebook, iOS, and Android, has leased 17,493 square foot of creative office space with PMI. Located at 3525 Eastham Drive, Culver City is again adding another creative tenant to the ranks.
SGN lays claim to hit titles such as Cookie Jam, Book of Life: Sugar Smash, Panda Pop, Panda Jam, and MindJolt. Well over 500 Million SGN games have been installed on leading mobile and social platforms, to date. This makes SGN one of the largest cross-platform gaming companies in the world.
SGN represents the next generation of social game development. SGN is responsible for more than twelve top ten titles on the iTunes App Store and three #1 titles on the Amazon App Store. SGN’s hit game Cookie Jam, was awarded Facebook Game of the Year in 2014.
SNG is headquartered at this location in Culver City, with studios in San Diego, Buenos Aires, and San Francisco.
David and James Wilson of Lee and Associates represented the landlord and Gabe Brown of First Property Realty represented the tenant in consummating the five year lease. Carl Muhlstein and Jaclyn Ward of JLL acted as leasing and marketing advisors to PMI on the transaction.
Now that we have a water shortage, developers will have to step up their use of drought resistant landscape. Fortunately, drought resistant landscape has become fashionable and contemporary. Multifamily units with large lawns and roses look dated.
We use gravel in many apartment renovations instead of grass.
Last week, I published pictures of the public rooftop park on top of the West Hollywood Restoration Hardstore that used decomposed granite instead of grass.