Not all employees will be returning to the office post-pandemic. Many companies are ditching their downtown leases in favor of permanent remote work policies. While the living room couch can be a comfortable workspace for you and your dog, sometimes a change of scenery is needed to spark creativity or boost productivity.
Multifamily developers have responded to the changes brought about by COVID-19, integrating co-working spaces into their rental communities that rival even the chicest WeWork offices. Here we’ve rounded up five LA apartment buildings with amenities geared toward working from home.
1. Vela on OX Apartments
Developer: Fairfield Residential
Neighborhood: Woodland Hills
Priced from: $2,225 per month
Dubbed the ‘Brain Trust,’ Vela on OX features a cyber lounge and co-working space complete with WiFi access. The colorful space is equipped with communal tables and cozy niches where you can work on a presentation or study for an upcoming exam. There’s a private conference room that can be booked for client meetings and even a soundproof recording booth for voice-over work.
This newly-opened apartment community in Woodland Hills offers studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units characterized by wood-style plank flooring, ample natural light, quartz countertops and premium stainless steel appliances. Plus, developer Fairfield Residential is currently promoting a move-in special of two months free rent on select units.
AVEN touts indoor and outdoor workspaces with inspiring skyline views to boot. This DTLA high-rise boasts a handsome conference room with private meeting rooms and on-trend office furniture. On sunny days, head up to the skydeck for the best-ever Zoom background that includes a glimpse of the Hollywood Sign.
Choose from studio to three-bedroom floorplans, including luxurious penthouse suites with up to 2,980 square feet of living space. Right now, AVEN is offering up to six weeks of free rent on all units and an additional $300 off per month on select units.
3. Nova on Wilshire
Developer: Jamison Properties
Priced from: $1,895 per month
If your favorite pre-pandemic hangout was the local coffee shop, Nova on Wilshire’s dedicated co-working space has a similar vibe with comfortable booth seating and elongated tables for collaborating. Large floor-to-ceiling windows provide an abundance of natural light, keeping you alert throughout the workday.
This brand new building is now leasing studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, ranging from 496 to 1,291 square feet. Interiors showcase wood-look flooring, LG appliances, custom cabinetry and quartz countertops. Select units sport double-height ceilings, mezzanine levels, and private balconies with sweeping views of Hollywood and West Los Angeles. As part of their grand opening special, Nova is offering one month of free rent on a 13-month lease and two months of free rent on a 24-month lease.
4. Alexan Bahay
Developer: Trammell Crow Residential
Neighborhood: Echo Park
Priced from: $2,195 per month
Alexan Bahay is boho-boujee, its amenity spaces decorated with rich jewel tones, bold patterns and luxe materials. Work booths and communal tables are scattered throughout, and there’s a private conference room with a smart TV for more formal occasions. At the end of the day, invite your friends over for happy hour in the stylish club lounge, appointed with tufted brown leather booths and a marble-topped bar.
This resort-inspired residence in Echo Park features studio, one- and two-bedroom units in two interior finish packages. Expect Samsung stainless steel appliances, European-style cabinetry, wood-look flooring, full-size GE washers and dryers, Nest thermostats and keyless electronic entry door locks. New tenants are eligible to receive one month of complimentary rent on select units.