Wilshire Skyline revives the Commodore of Hollywood

Wilshire Skyline revives Hollywood landmark, The Commodore of Hollywood.
Jonathan Watts of KFA Architects and Christos Prevezanos of Studio Preveza were retained to modernize the building while preserving its historic integrity. Photo credit: Jesús Bañuelos

The Commodore of Hollywood by Wilshire Skyline is undergoing a $10-million renovation.

Los Angeles-based Jonathan Watts of KFA Architects and Christos Prevezanos of Studio Preveza were retained to modernize the building while preserving its historic integrity. As a way to compliment the historic nature of the 1920s building, the design team focused on accentuating the details that make the building unique, such as the once-concealed ornate entry portico, its expansive detailed molding and its arched openings. By expanding the lobby to twice its original size, the lobby lounge will pay homage to the era in which the building was constructed and boasts an original decorative stone fireplace and terrazzo floors.

In the hallways and stairwells, artwork by local artists hand selected by Prevezanos and his team will deck the walls and complement the custom pattern drapery.

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The property will have 73 pet-friendly residences and hotel style accommodations in a variety of configured studios and one-bedroom units ranging in size from 350 square feet to 810 square feet. The residences will have abundant natural light and will feature nine-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, walk-in closets and eat-in kitchens. These units will also have free Wi-Fi, housekeeping services and smart home technology including internet TV.

Amenities will include a wellness/fitness room, a private dog park and pet perks.

The Commodore of Hollywood by Wilshire Skyline first opened in 1927, when the movie industry took root in Los Angeles. Designed as a 1920's Mediterranean revival style apartment-hotel, the building was developed through a design-build partnership between contractor Samuel F. Bard & Company and architectural designer Lewis A. Smith.

Located at 1830 N Cherokee Avenue, The Commodore of Hollywood by Wilshire Skyline is near Hollywood's attractions, including Vine Street, Hollywood Boulevard, Musso & Frank Grill, Grauman's Chinese Theater and Runyon Canyon.

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