Los Angeles firehouse transformed into boutique hotel

A new boutique hotel has opened inside a 1970s firehouse in Los Angeles. Envisioned as a “dreamy mix of the elegant and bizzare”, the hotel marks the first boutique hotel in the city’s bourgeoning Arts District.

Aptly named, the Arts District Firehouse Hotel, the property is housed inside an old firehouse which was built in 1927.

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It contains nine suites alongside a restaurant, bar, café and retail space. Entrepreneur, Dustin Lancaster, enlisted developer Tyler Stonebreaker of Creative Space to transform the once firestation-turned-gallery to boutique accommodation.

The historic fit-out took two years from start to finish, Stonebreaker told design site, Dezeen.

The exterior is recognized as a historic building, the duo finding select details within the interior to pay homage to its significant history while leaving the façade untouched.

To address the concern of sound-proofing the space, the original tin ceiling on the ground floor was stripped to add acoustic separation, then reattached.

Sally Breer from interiors firm ETC.cetera oversaw the interior design. She developed a playful design philosophy from a fictional story she spawned around a mother and daughter who inhabited the building in decades past.

Each suite is individually designed in layout and colour theme and named accordingly: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet, White and Black. Artisanal terra-cotta tiles from Cle threads each different suite together.

Historical features like pressed-tin panels and wooden floors have been preserved, while Breer sourced lighting, art and decoration to finish the spaces. Common areas feature velvet seating, white marble, concrete, glass and a custom-made chandelier.

 

For more information visit Creative Space.

Story via Dezeen.

Images are courtesy of Laure Joliet via ETC.cetera.






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