The Douglas Lofts For Sale In Downtown Los Angeles
257 S. Spring Street, Los Angeles 90013
The Historic Core
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The Douglas Background/History
Designed by San Francisco building designers James & Merrit Reid back in 1898 making The Douglas one of DTLA's oldest residential buildings. The Historic stunner was actually developer by lumber baron Thomas Douglas Stimson (hense the namesake) and was used as the Southern Pacific Railroads ticket office. Stimson developed and operated a boarding house known as The Stimson House just across the street as well. The property like so many in The Hisororic Core was purchased, renovated and re-imagened in 2005 by Downtown Properties, who in turn did the same thing with The Rowan and Eldorado just a block south down Spring Street.
The Douglas Loft Features
Today's Douglas Building is certainly impressive and has been renovated with some beautiful high end finishes. The lofts feature Poggen Pohl kitchens with Waterworks bathrooms, high ceilings and city views. Floors are hardwood with some offering historic tiles. Exposed brick throughout, however drywall and contempory seem to be a recurring theme as the property mixes the two beautifully. Sizes start at 735sf and bump up to 1225sf. The building boasts 7 two story incredible Penthouse's that gaze out onto the city's skyline and down Spring Street.
The Douglas Building Features
The building itself has retained it's historic presence and has been rewarded with a Mills Act declartion. Sitting proudly on the NW corner of 3rd & Spring Streets. What strikes one first is the curved corner windows which are double hung. A 5 story brick enclave. Ground level retail offering a prize space directly looking down Spring Street. It was 2019 when 5 star restaurant "Sping" filled the space, however has since departed. A "no frills" building with no gym, pool, rooftop access or conceirge, but afordable HOA dues. Select lofts have parking in the subterranean garage with gated access.
The Douglas (The Neighborhood)
The area gives it's owners a chance to walk to everything the exploding Historic Core and Old Bank District has to offer. Hot trendy restaurants like Redbird, Baco Mercat, Barama, Kazu Nori, Maccheroni Republic and Orsa & Winston. Everyone's favorite the Grand Central Market is just a block west as well as Michael Jordan's new flagship sports apparel shop "Jumpman". Boutique hotels have come to the area with Citizen M. and Cambria as well new construction condo giant, Perla, the 37 story glass & steel stunner filling the SE corner of Broadway & 4th.
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