As director of interiors at Handel Architects, English designer Richard Felix-Ashman worked with Trumark Urban to bring a unique design approach to Ten50, a 25-story condominium tower in Los Angeles’ historic South Park neighborhood. The name is derived from the address, 1050 S. Grand Ave.
His vision for the project defines a type of technical fluency, ensuring spaces are both functional and materially balanced. Harmony of scale, tone, and texture are also vitally important to Felix-Ashman’s style, something he credits to his London fine art training. The flow of movement within a room and the interconnection of spaces are fundamental to his design philosophy and have been operationalized in the Ten50 interiors.
Felix-Ashman’s interiors at Ten50 are seen in the 151 one- and two-bedroom condominiums that reflect both the celebrated past of downtown Los Angeles and its contemporary, cutting-edge present.
Such an historic fusion of past and present define the urban resort mood and mode of the Ten50 experience.
The kitchens within each residence include Domus & Domus Italian cabinetry, Carrara marble and backsplash, a Bertazzoni electric cooktop, a wall oven, a Leibherr refrigerator, and a Bosch panelized dishwasher. Ten50 kitchens are ergonomically designed for efficiency and aesthetically designed for enjoyment.
The living rooms include hardwood floors that reflect natural light, provided by expansive windows. Residences feature living rooms designed to make use of space and allow for either a minimalist or an ornate design style.
The bathrooms feature porcelain tile, quartz vanity surfaces, Hansgrohe fixtures, walk-in showers, and Italian cabinetry.
The condos range in size from one bedrooms to two-story penthouses, with the largest spanning 3,575 square feet. Prices range, from the low $600,000s, to penthouses upward of $4 million.
Complimenting Felix-Ashman’s balanced interiors is the exterior design of Ten50. This design also strikes a compelling balance of urban environment and outdoor landscape design.
Created by Lifescapes International, the outdoor area includes an entertainment area with a multiplicity of water-wise plant material, as well as cabana-lined pool deck and spa, barbecue grills, fireplaces, a fitness center, screening rooms, a lounge and conference center, a yoga garden, and even one of the country’s first drone landing pad (if not the first in a residential high-rise) on the sixth floor amenity deck. The drone will be able to accept packages from Amazon’s drone delivery service.
The landscaped exteriors areas include tree aloes, Japanese loquats, Kentia palms, and dozens of Japanese blueberry trees, all creating a breathable outdoor environment, with a diffuse flow of eco-sensitivity within the historic downtown South Park Los Angeles setting.
Images courtesy of Ten50