‘Fast & Furious’ director Justin Lin lists downtown Los Angeles loft for $ 7 million – The Hollywood Reporter
Taiwanese-American filmmaker Justin Lin has listed a multi-level loft atop a converted industrial complex in downtown Los Angeles with an asking price of $ 7 million.
The famous director, who has directed a handful of blockbusters Fast Furious movies, including those from 2021 F9, which grossed nearly three-quarters of a billion dollars at the global box office, along with the next two installments of the seemingly endless franchise, is hoping to make a staggering profit on the cavernous loft he scooped back in 2012 for 2, $ 6 million architectural actor, artist and savvy provocateur Vincent Gallo. The story goes that Gallo never lived in the loft, at least not full time, and at one point rented it out to Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage.
Lin, who grew up in Buena Park in Orange County but who for at least a decade has made his home in Pasadena, where he owns a few residential properties, has used the downtown penthouse in recent years as headquarters of its film production. company, Perfect Storm Entertainment. It was staged for the sale process by Vesta Home.
Originally built in 1925 by EJ Eckel as the headquarters of Nabisco on the West Coast, the Arts District complex, now known as Biscuit Company Lofts, was converted into living / working spaces in 2007 , in the same year, it was declared a historical cultural monument. The apartment building offers residents 24-hour concierge services, a newly remodeled fitness area, a swimming pool and, perhaps best of all, coverage of the Mills Act, which lowers property taxes.
Spanning the 7th and 9th floors, the interior measures approximately 4,300 square feet, with an additional 3,600 square feet of private outdoor space. Featuring a private elevator serving all three floors, the one-of-a-kind penthouse has all the features of a classic loft conversion: exposed sand-blasted brick walls, honey-colored maple floors, industrial-sized mullioned sash windows and soaring laced ceilings with exposed ducts. Right next to the main living / dining area, with its over two story ceiling and Escher stairs, the kitchen continues the utilitarian simplicity of the loft with stainless steel cabinetry.
There are two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms dotted throughout the apartment, although none of the bedrooms are considered nearly conventional. A floor-to-ceiling curtain is all that separates the mezzanine master bedroom from the living / dining room below, and the second bedroom, tucked away on the lower level, does not include a door for added privacy.
For those looking for a quintessential SoCal indoor-outdoor lifestyle, there is a huge terrace next to the living / dining room and kitchen, a smaller one next to the master bedroom, and a rooftop terrace which offers panoramic city, mountain and, daytime ocean views.
The penthouse loft is listed with Lin’s brother Jimmy Lin of One True Loan, as well as Justin Alexander and Tab Howard of The Alexander Team at Compass.
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