After years of stallage, the high-profile Pacific Palisades building known as “the bunker” (at Sunset and PCH) has finally been completely renovated and has reopened as fancy mixed-use condos called Rockwell. The early-’80s building originally had 16 units with two floors of commercial space, but developer 9Mile Investments converted the second floor into condo space while keeping the number of units the same–Rockwell has 10 regular units and six townhouses on the top floor. Michael Baker, formerly of Paligroup, headed the design team and the developers were meticulous: they brought in chef David Elias to consult on kitchens and a local Pac Pal woman to test out potential gyms (more on the fancy one Rockwell snagged in a minute). All of the units are unique, but they’re all “smart,” with central controls for lighting, sound, music, and security (the front door also has a thumb-reader), and many have their own elevators. They also all have enormous terraces with great views of the ocean (some units also have barbecues, fireplaces, and showers outdoors).
Lastly, you guessed it: units are not so cheap. They start at $895,000 and stretch up to $2.895 million. Full pricing is here.
· Rockwell [Official Site]
· Here’s The Rockwell at Sunset and PCH, Starting in the $900ks [Curbed LA]