One Santa Fe: Dramatic Architecture Transforming LA’s Arts District


For Los Angeles’ Arts District, One Santa Fe is a transformative project. Steps from downtown LA, this mixed-use endeavor is key to the renewal of this formerly industrial area, now increasingly home to design firms, art galleries, and restaurants. Designed by architect Michael Maltzan, the immense white structure sails across one long edge of the neighborhood. An architectural marvel, One Santa Fe is the longest building in Los Angeles (longer than the Empire State Building is high). Residences and amenities levitate above a platform of parking structures, offices, retail, and pedestrian plazas, the dramatic profile bringing a new kind of energy and city life to an evolving neighborhood.

Superb tenant amenities, along with a retail plaza and restaurants, make this a village within the Arts District. There’s the saltwater swimming pool with cabanas plus multiple outdoor lounge areas, a fitness center, and an outdoor movie theater. From the rooftop terraces, unobstructed views range from LA’s iconic downtown skyline to the San Gabriel Mountains.

The 438-unit community (including the 88 affordable units) is now almost fully rented. Available apartments currently range from just under $1,700 a month for a studio to over $3,540 for a 2-bed, 2-bath, 2-level townhome (below) and throughout the building, the high level of finishes and detailing is the same in all units. Each unit has a washer/dryer and the rent includes an assigned garage parking space.

Not far from Union Station and the Gold Line, this is a location that will connect easily to LA’s fast-growing transit system (meaning Metro to the beach in Santa Monica), the Gold Line and Union Station, and transport amenities include a shared bike fleet, Zipcar parking pods, and EV charging stations.

More: Visit One Santa Fe’s website for additional information and images, along with up-to-date apartment availablity and floorplans.