Hip High-Tech Living Space in Hollywood

Developers are hoping West Hollywood’s many independent creatives will appreciate the open work spaces designed especially for them.

The Huxley, a new apartment complex in West Hollywood named after writer Aldous Huxley, will comprise of 184 apartments with commercial space on the street level.

Even the names are uber-cool: The Huxley and the Dylan, after writers Dylan Thomas and Aldous Huxley. Hollywood’s latest housing developments are being built with tech-savvy creatives in mind – the types that hang out with their laptops in coffee bars and bistros. The types that don’t work your basic 9-to-5 office jobs, and thrive on social networking.

The two apartment complexes, one on the corner of Fountain and La Brea where a Jon’s Supermarket used to be, the other at the intersection of Santa Monica and La Brea replacing a Carl’s Jr., are designed with plenty of space for working out in the open, such as courtyards, rooftops, pool decks and court houses.  That way residents won’t have to slave away cooped up in their apartments, or feel the need to buy endless cups of coffee in order to have table rights in a Starbucks.

But there will also be interesting social “programming” (don’t call them “activities”) in these spaces, such as bartending and flower arranging classes. This will enable residents to work, play and socialize nearby, without being isolated inside on the internet.

The Dylan, across the street from the Hollywood Gateway Center where WeHo’s only Target is located, will encompass 187 units, with restaurants and retail on the main floor, and apartments up above. April 2014 is the targeted completion date.

The Huxley, several blocks north of the Dylan, is a similar development with 184 units. It’s expected to be completed by December of this year.

Both projects feature sustainable architecture by Newman Garrison + Partners, with landscaped sidewalk frontage that accommodate dog walkers, strollers, shoppers and other urban foot traffic.

Developers are reported to be spending $150 million on the two projects. Looks like downtown and the Wilshire Corridor will have a new rival for cosmopolitan apartments in a living/working/walking friendly area.

See HelloWeHo.com for more information.

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