The Carlyle Dream at the Carlyle Residences

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 With 24-hour white glove concierge service modeled after a five-star hotel, the touch of refinements and amenities is mind-boggling.

You’re on your way back home, cruising down Wilshire’s “Golden Mile.” Through tinted windows you see beautiful rows of high hedges lining the perimeter of a particular building. Your building. As you turn into it, blissfully removed from prying eyes, you drive up, your car is valet parked, you smile at the doorman, and then stroll through a spectacular two-story domed lobby with a scintillating glass sculpture. As you’re reminded of the tremendous amenities on the ground floor that are always at your disposal, you walk up to your private elevator that whisks you directly into the foyer of your magnificent home.

Sound like an impossible dream in the heart of Los Angeles? Well, not anymore, not with the Carlyle Residences, the new 24-story, 78-premium-unit condominium tower that rises like a mega-luxury beacon at 10776 Wilshire. From Elad Properties, one of the premier luxury residential developers in the world (and the owners of the iconic Plaza Hotel), The Carlyle brings the ultimate in elegant, first-class living smack dab to the center of the City of Angels.

Elad’s goal with its first venture on the West Coast was to create L.A.’s most opulent and outstanding development. “California is underserved when it comes to true luxury, so we sought to fill that niche with this project,” says Thomas Elliott, chief operating officer of Elad Properties West. “Since The Carlyle is the first of many on the West Coast, we chose the finest residential neighborhood for luxury condos. It’s perfectly situated between Beverly Hills and the beaches. That’s why it’s by far the most sought-after development in southern California.”

Elad has hit the bull’s-eye, because everything about the Carlyle screams luxury. Of no small significance, The Carlyle is also the last permitted high-rise on the Wilshire Corridor. Its unique crescent shape was designed by KMD (Kaplan McLaughlin Diaz), the internationally acclaimed architecture firm whose storied residential design vocabulary typically includes maxing out panoramic vistas and natural light. They certainly have done it once again. “KMD developed the crescent configuration that allowed Elad to offer sweeping views from any room in any direction,” says Elliott. “The south facing views are all the way to Pacific Ocean, Century City, and downtown. The north facing views are from Beverly Hills to the Hollywood Hills. Each side is glorious.”

There are three different types of residences: two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and penthouse (2,700, 3,500, and 5,700 square feet respectively). All come complete with the highest level of finishes, including Breccia Oniciata, the highly prized Italian marble, custom Poggenpohl cabinetry, and a full Miele appliance package. Furthermore, Elad has partnered with Audio Command, so owners have the ability to upgrade their homes with various wireless touch panels to control all aspects of interior life: heat, lighting, shades, a/v equipment, even concierge interaction. “We’ve spared no expense,” affirms Elliott. “It’s the best of the best.” In addition to the main units, there are also 20 housekeeping units (350 to 500 square feet) that are available for purchase. These can be utilized for domestic help, as a private office, or as additional facilities for visitors.

With 24-hour white glove concierge service modeled after a five-star hotel, the touch of refinements and amenities is mind-boggling. One of the first you’re likely to see is one of the centerpieces of the design-the aforementioned custom-designed sculpture by renowned glassmaker Dale Chihuly. Hanging from the domed ceiling, the huge glass masterpiece offers an unparalleled aesthetic experience via a remarkable play of light that changes all the time. It’s the perfect symbol for how the Carlyle literally elevates life to new heights.

Other remarkable amenities include: a fitness facility designed by The Sports Club/LA, with an adjacent lap pool; membership to The Regency Club, the premier dining club on the westside; a temperature-controlled wine cellar with customized private storage lockers; a private dining room that owners can utilize for their own purposes; a grand salon event space that can accommodate up to 80 people (replete with a butler’s kitchen); a yoga lawn; and a fully landscaped backyard, with an outdoor gas fireplace.

The Carlyle is also one of the most private and secure high-rise towers in the world. In fact, many around town have even begun labeling the property as “paparazzi-free,” given the elaborate steps taken by Elad to ensure maximum privacy for residents. It’s just one more way that The Carlyle manages to be the epitome of luxurious carefree living.

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