The Lombardi is an 86-unit, luxury apartment building in Hollywood located on Bronson Avenue between Hollywood Boulevard and Franklin. Sitting at the highly desirable entrance to Bronson Canyon, it is walking distance from Franklin Village and from the heart of Hollywood. Architecturally, the Lombardi takes its inspiration from its eponymous neighbor, the historic Lombardi House. Lombardi House was constructed circa 1904 as a Shingle-style mansion fronting Hollywood Boulevard.
The Lombardi apartments are designed to complement and augment the Lombardi House. The white, linear metal cladding of Lombardi is a modern spin on clapboard siding; the mullion pattern of the glazing is a reference to the divided lite windows of the original house. Spatially, the new apartment building is sited to create a grand courtyard between the historic house and the new construction. This courtyard features a swimming pool & spa, built-in barbecue, fire pit with built-in seating, and an outdoor bar area. One of the unique aspects of this outdoor communal area is that it is not on a raised podium (as is typical on multifamily projects), but rather, it is at ground level. Being at ground level the courtyard is much larger than average and includes extensive landscaping, providing a hospitality-like feel. Other amenities at the ground floor include a tenant lounge, fitness center, package room, and break room with complementary coffee. The tenant lounge opens to the pool area with large, folding glass doors, and includes a tenant kitchen for hosting dinners or parties. The package room will feature an automated locker system for secure package delivery. Another key feature of the ground floor amenities is the clubhouse. The clubhouse serves as an ancillary space for any private events hosted at Lombardi House, and includes a warming kitchen for catering. The design incorporates a retractable projection screen and projector as well as luxury finishes such as terrazzo and custom grooved wood wall paneling. Hospitality-grade restrooms are also provided on the ground floor.
The elevators are located to the north side of the residential lobby and include windows to the exterior. Facing north, when the elevators reach the upper floors, residents will be greeted with a view of the Hollywood Hills and the iconic Hollywood sign. On level 7, a communal sky deck is provided for tenants, which includes a built-in barbecue, an additional kitchen for hosting dinners, a fire pit, and a retractable sunshade. The sky deck also shares the same spectacular view of the hills to the north.
The residential unit experience starts at the unit entry door. Each door is provided with RFID enabled hardware that allows the lock to be programmed to the tenant’s phone. If a tenant has a guest coming to visit they could unlock the door for their guest remotely if they were stuck at work or were late getting home. Cove lighting over each unit entry create a warm, welcoming experience in the residential corridors. Inside the unit, every detail has been considered. The interior design reflects a modern take on the style and charm of Lombardi House. Some key features are the stainless appliances, quartz countertops, custom cabinets, built-in roller shades, and walk-in closets. Particular attention to detail has been given to the lighting, which includes ceiling fans in many of the bedrooms for the more temperate months when heating or cooling are not quite necessary. Many of the units feature private balconies with spectacular views.
The penthouse level features 12’ ceilings, upgraded finishes and fixtures, as well as a truly special private roof decks. The six 2-BR penthouse units have private roof decks accessed by spiral stair within the apartments. These will be the first private roof decks constructed on the roof of a seven-story wood framed building in Los Angeles. As such, they are truly unique and separate this project from all others. The decks are made of ipe, a Brazilian hardwood. The project also includes a solar-thermal heating system that will preheat the water to cut down on gas consumption. Other green features of the project include upgraded performance glass, sun-shading over south facing windows, and individually metered units for electricity and water.