For its second location in California, the members-only club has moved into the iconic Bradbury Building
Words by KELSEY McKINNON and MARIE LOOK
When NeueHouse debuted its Hollywood outpost in 2015, it opened the proverbial gauntlet for members’ clubs and co-working spaces — think The Collection, Phase Two and Second Home. But with both NeueHouse locations in NYC and Los Angeles still at capacity and with long waitlists, the industry pioneer has decided to expand again (thanks in part to a new round of funding from the likes of Barry Diller and Diane von Furstenberg) with a Downtown L.A. location. Inside the landmark Bradbury Building, the birdcage elevator opens to a second floor filled with posh private offices, an art gallery, conference spaces and a meditation/nap room where members can recharge between meetings.
Built in 1893, the five-story structure is famous for its elaborate wrought-iron railings, sun-drenched atrium with skylight ceiling, and almost maze-like configuration of elegant staircases, walkways and elevators. Commissioned by gold mining magnate Lewis L. Bradbury and constructed by architect George Wyman (after the original plans by architect Sumner Hunt were thrown out), the building has now attained icon-level status in not only the design world but also the cultural zeitgeist, having been memorably featured in movies like Blade Runner, 500 Days of Summer and The Artist. No doubt the NeueHouse team hopes the landmark’s unique past will inspire each new member who passes through its doors.
304 S. Broadway, L.A.
Feature image: The lobby at NEUEHOUSE in Downtown Los Angeles.
This story originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2019 Men’s Edition of C Magazine and has been updated as of Oct. 28, 2019.
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