Blue Monday on Tuesday...

Today I take you to Downtown Los Angeles to visit a GORGEOUS turquoise BLUE Art Deco Building...The Eastern Columbia Building was designed by Claud Beelman and opened on September 12, 1930, after just nine short months of construction. It was built as the new headquarters of the Eastern Outfitting Company and the Columbia Outfitting Company, furniture and clothing stores. With the construction of this lavish structure, the companies could also boast one of the largest buildings constructed in downtown until after World War II. (info via Wikipedia)

The was METAMORPHOSISED when Developer Kor Group turned the property into condominiums that opened in fall 2006... now you can own one of these FAB lofts...

Here you see four different design transformations...
Ooooh I hope he plays lovely music for neighbors to hear...
Nice lighting... let all that California sunshine in...
Loving this space...
Look at the architecture on this building... it is AMAZING... I have seen it in person on several ocassions and I'm ALWAYS overwhelmed!Shall we head out to the roof top pool... they say Johnny Depp owns the top floor penthouse... maybe we can see him walking around from our lounge chairs...If we stay out by the pool long enough... sipping cocktails... we can watch the building light up... Sooooo beautiful... dreamy... le BIG sigh!!!

I hope you ENJOYED this BLUE Metamorphosis visit to Downtown! You can see more Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's and Blue Monday posts over at Smiling Sal's !!!

PRINT SALE CONTINUES in My Etsy Store until the end of May!!!

Wednesday... We're heading Outdoors to ride Carousels!
Thursday... Guest Blogger Kelly from Design Ties will be in charge of Tablescape Thursday!
Friday... Coco Chanel Quote BOOK GIVEAWAY on Fashionable Friday!
Saturday... SPECIAL PINK SATURDAY BIRTHDAY PARTY for BEVERLY... topped off with FIFI FLOWERS PAINTING giveaway!!!

Photos via LA Times... Wikipedia and Google search for Eastern building

46 comments:

Megan Coyle said...

ohh, I like your picks for blue :) especially the cocktail and the building underneath it. Fabulous!

Tracey said...

Wow! What a fabulous place Fifi!!

Renee Finberg said...

fifi

pretty darn cool.
i especially love the clock up there by the pool.
the colors are beautiful.
xx

Char said...

gorgeous building for sure - I would love to sip cocktails pool side

Smilingsal said...

Happy Blue Monday.

Robin said...

What a gorgeous building, I love how different each condo is. And in my next life, I WILL have a rooftop pool. So cool (literally and figuratively)!

Here, There, Elsewhere... and more said...

Oh wow!
I could happily move into one of those awesome lofts tomorrow - as my U.S pied-à-terre...
Well, dreams are free!!!
Thanks for the great visit :)

Erin said...

Holy cow, this is AMAZING! I never could have imagined a turquoise building like this! The condos are fantastic. What a dream!

flip flops and pearls said...

Fi, your so awesome!!
Love it all!!
have a great "short" week!!

Claudia said...

Gorgeous building, Fifi!!! Wow. I love that deco era design and the blue is so vivid. What fun it would be to live there. Thanks for the photos!

FrenchBlue said...

fifiness~
Thanks for sharing this! I am there next trip to la. It is so Beautiful! I never knew about this building and I have been so close for years!
Xoxox's

Sares said...

What a gorgeous building. I've never heard of it before. The inside transformations are beautiful, I love all of the natural light.

your artwork it tremendously FUN! It is so colorful.

Thank you for coming by Loveleigh Treasures and leaving a comment. It's always loveleigh to hear from new people.

Michelle said...

Beautiful Building! I like the loft with all the Cali sunshine! :)
Michelle

Frau said...

Gorgeous building! Love to sit poolside sipping a drink waiting for Johnnie to show up.

Slices of Beauty... said...

Please take me with you!

My Castle in Spain said...

oh yes !...these lofts are super cool..i love my little corner of the world but i wouldn't mind settling in for a while!
truly gorgeous

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Thanks for the tour of that fab turqouise building!

Velvet and Linen said...

This is a gorgeous building. I've always wanted to have a look around, and now I have!
In my other life, where I don't have three kids and two dogs and live in suburbia, I'm going to live in a gorgeous loft apartment building like this!
Thank you for the tour.

xo
Brooke

Donna Longenecker said...

Wow, beautiful building, Fifi!

Hugs,
Donna

debbie said...

DEAR FIFI,
OOH LA LA...WHAT A BEAUTIFUL, MARVELOUS, EXCELLENT, SO FIFI POST.
I LOVE THAT BUILDING. JOHNNY DEPP HAS ALWAYS BEEN MY DAUGHTER'S DREAM GUY.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT BEAUTIFUL BUILDING. I LOVED IT SO MUCH.
HUGS AND GIGGLES
debbie

ButterYum said...

They just don't make them like the used to!

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend surrounded by family and friends! ~ Susan

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

What an amazing blog you have! Such fabulous taste!

That Girl Designs said...

Wow, what a cool building. I'd love to design the interior of an open loft like these someday.

kate said...

Ooh la la, such a beautiful building, I have never heard of it before, has been twenty 25 yrs since I was in California. Thanks for the fab photos as always...
P.S, you asked about my blogs.
Main blog.....kandgbookclub (shared with Gina, because I moved away)
2nd blog....Single and 54 (because I thought the things I needed to write were not apprope on the the above blog and gives me an outlet for my emotions right now
3rd blog....my new venture in Hendersonville Mountain Home.
Thanks for asking, alway enjoy everything you do.'
kate

Martha said...

I love this building and so glad that they converted it into condos instead of tearing it down. Thanks, FF.

Janie's World said...

Hi Fifi, this is such a beautiful building! The Los Angeles Conservatory gives walking tours of downtown LA and this building is in their Art Deco tour. I recently took the historic core tour and it was beautiful and fascinating.

Bonnie said...

Fifi, what a beautiful building. I don't think I've ever seen it before. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing.

Looking forward to your Chanel post - I so admired her fashion and forward thinking. Hope you had a great weekend.

Miss Kris said...

Hi Fifi!

Love this Blue Monday on Tuesday post! What an incredible building...anyone would be so lucky to have any ONE of these BEAUTIFUL spaces...AND I LOVE your Cali SUN shinning in!!!

Oooo Fifi...did the paparazzi take that photo of you in the VAN? I hope you didn't get caught!!!

~Miss Kris~

Couture Carrie said...

Just set me on that rooftop with a blue cocktail in hand and I'll be all set, FF!!

xoxox,
CC

maidenshade said...

I needed that, thank you FiFi. Simply exquisite!

xJ
MaidenShade.wordpress.com

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ooh, I so want visit that blue building. Gorgeous! :)

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

What a cool old lovely building.
Not sure I would want to live up there in Earth quake land but it is sure pretty to look at.

Brenda said...

I've always thought it would be so fun to have a loft. But yet, I'm scared of heights. Don't know how I'd feel looking over the balcony of one. But all that open space. Very enchanting thought!
Brenda

cindy : quaint said...

the building is terrific! and the pool, oh boy!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Thanks so much for visiting me! I did enjoy your "bluesy" Monday!

La Belette Rouge said...

Oooh, that is one cool-blue building. I must do a drive by.

Deana said...

That pool area is amazing!!! I wish I was sun bathing there right now.

ps. I'm so glad you stopped by my blog party.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Very cool pictures for Blue Monday. Art Deco design is so cool!

Thanks for stopping by my blog☺

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Wow...what a building...loved seeing the interior shots!

A Lady's Life said...

That was enjoyable. Now where would I put all the rest of my stuff? I would need to drag it all up up to Johnny Depps pent house :)lol
Do you think he'd lend me some storage space?:)

Beverly said...

I always have fun hanging out with you.

Renae said...

What an outstanding building! Can't wait for you to paint it!
Thanks for the fab tour!
Blessings...

corine said...

That's an amazing building. Where have I been?

RML said...

I have to agree, what fantastic colours! I never would have imagined a whole building like that. Turquoise is my 7 year old daughter´s favourite colour :)

Muffy said...

LOVE this post.

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