We will soon find out as apartments at The Elysian, the former water district office tower halfway between downtown and Echo Park, have gone up for rent, with eighth-floor penthouse units being leased for between $4,950 to $7,000 a month.
Leasing manager Irina Valkov said the first of the building’s 96 apartments, including 13 penthouse units, are expected to be ready by the end of March. Prospective tenants have already been making appointments to tour the William Pereira-designed building, which has sat vacant for about two decades after the Metropolitan Water District moved out.
The sweeping penthouse views from The Elysian, which is located off Sunset Boulevard at the base of Victor Heights, are visible through the 20-foot-high walls of glass in each unit. If you want some outdoor space, each penthouse, which appear to be mostly around 1,200-square-feet in size, includes a balcony and separate sundeck.
Units on the lower floors tend to be mostly one-bedrooms, with rents starting from $1,500 a month for a studio apartment to well into the $3,000 range for some one-bedroom units.
Besides those views, the building’s developer, Linear City, also included some ground floor amenities, including electric vehicle charging stations in the garage and a cafe, which means Victor Heights will have some other dining options besides the Eastside Market Italian Deli.