A celeb-pedigreed loft owned by 'Fast & Furious' director Justin Lin is going up for sale for $7 million
A seven-million-dollar live-work loft atop a converted factory complex in downtown Los Angeles has been listed for sale by Taiwanese-born American filmmaker Justin Lin.
Among the blockbuster "Fast & Furious" films he has helmed are 2021's "F9," which grossed almost 3 quarters of a billion dollars worldwide, as well as the next two installments of the franchise. With the loft he acquired in 2012 for $2.6 million from architecture-savvy actor, artist, and provocateur Vincent Gallo, he hopes to turn an impressive profit. At one point, Gallo leased the loft to Oscar-winning actor Nicolas Cage, who never lived in it full-time.
As a child, Lin lived in Orange County's Buena Park, but now resides in Pasadena where he owns a couple of properties. His film production company, Perfect Storm Entertainment, has been based in the downtown penthouse for the last few years. Vesta Home staged the property for the sale process.
Originally built in 1925 by E.J.Eckel as the West Coast headquarters of Nabisco, the Biscuit Company Lofts complex in the Arts District was transformed into live/work space in 2007, the same year it was designated a Historic Cultural Monument. Among the building's amenities are round-the-clock concierge services, a newly renovated fitness area, a swimming pool, and Mills Act coverage, which reduces property taxes.
There are 4,300 square feet of indoor space on the 7th-9th floors, and 3,600 square feet of outdoor space. A unique loft conversion with a private elevator servicing all three floors, the penthouse boasts exposed brick walls, honey-toned maple floorboards, industrial-sized mullioned sash windows, and soaring ceilings laced with exposed ducts. In the loft's kitchen, stainless-steel cabinetry continues the loft's utilitarian simplicity with a two-story ceiling and Escher-like staircase.
The apartment has two bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, but neither bedroom is conventional by any means. Only a floor-to-ceiling curtain separates the lofted main bedroom from the living/dining area below, while the second bedroom, located on the lowest level, does not have a door.
A sunbaked roof terrace provides a wraparound view of city, mountain and, on a clear day, ocean from the living/dining room and kitchen.
One True Loan's Jimmy Lin and The Alexander Team at Compass are listing the penthouse loft with Lin's brother, Justin Alexander.