A historical building gets a new coat of paint
Once the long-time home to the world's most luxurious automobiles, 1000 S. Hope has been transformed into the ultimate urban living experience, Packard Lofts. Located in Downton's most desirable location, Packard Lofts features 116 condo-quality apartment homes that are South Park living done right
- Subterranean Parking
- Private Balconies with Sliding Glass Doors
- 2-Story Penthouse Units
- Rooftop Fitness Center, Spa, and Tanning Deck
- Distinctive Architectural Open-air Atrium
- High Ceilings
- Polished Concrete Floors
- Hardwood Floors and Plush Carpet in Penthouse Units
- Granite Counter Tops
- Euro-style Cabinets
- Name-brand Stainless Steel Appliances
- Tiled Bathrooms with Elegant Fixtures
- Spacious Walk-in Closets
- In-unit Washer and Dryer
- Solar Window Shades
In other words, the units at Packard Lofts are the perfect mix of form and function, providing measured amounts of sophistication, elegance, and quality; with enough room for your inspiration to make it your own
A Landmark's Storied and Colorful History:
It all began in 1905 when mechanical engineer/entrepreneur, Earle C. Anthony agreed to become the Southern California Distributor at Packard Motor Car Company's first dealership in the West. On the dealership's 9th anniversary, Anthony moved his thriving business into a brand new, state-of-the-art facility at the corner of Hope and Olympic.
A frequent international traveler, Anthony often discovered innovative ideas and technologies, with an eye towards bringing them back to America. One such trip resulted in his bringing the first three neon lights to ever be seen in the United States. One of them, in the signature Packard logo script, was placed atop this Downtown LA building. It is no coincidence that the Museum of Neon Art is located across the street from Packard lofts.
As Anthony's Packard empire grew, he reached into other interests and in 1922 established radio station KFI as Los Angeles' second ever broadcast radio station. Also located at 1000 S. Hope, the KFI station saw its signal grow from 2 to 50,000 watts, and was assigned 640 on the AM dial, a place where it remains to this day.
Today, Packard Lofts continues 1000 S. Hope's famed history as one of Los Angeles' truly unique landmarks.