Palomar Senior Apts

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Hollywood Community Housing Corp.
  • Richard Barron/Architects, Inc.

Built in 1924, the historic Hollywood Palomar Hotel deteriorated into poorly maintained housing. In 2001 an arson fire nearly destroyed it. The resurrected hotel was reconfigured as 27 units of affordable senior housing. The building was stripped to its surviving brick walls. A new interior shell was constructed, and then attached to the refurbished reinforced masonry walls—saving critical dollars and an architecturally significant facade. New fire-life safety systems, Fiberglas clad wood windows, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems were installed along with a new staircase and elevator.