The Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone is taking over an incredible space atop the 1928 Trust Building.
Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone, who brought us Maude in Beverly Hills and Gwen in Hollywood, will be gracing the sprawling rooftop space of the historic Trust Building at West 4th Street and Spring. The distinctly Art Deco landmark has recently been refurbished by Rising Realty Partners in partnership with Gensler architectural resources group, reviving the gilded glory of its 1920s features and giving the 12-story building new purpose in the modern world.
The building was originally built in 1928 as the headquarters for Title Insurance and was designed by the LA architects John and Donald Parkinson in Zig-Zag Moderne style—a decorative architectural look characterized by geometric motifs, rich colors, and the use of industrial materials.
Stone’s new restaurant will inhabit the 4,000-square-foot restaurant space towering above the Spring Street Financial District with incredible skyline views of DTLA. In addition to this, the building’s estimated $40-million makeover includes extensive modern office and retail space throughout eleven of its floors along with enhanced earthquake safety standards. There’ll also be an elaborate MERV-15 filters filtration system that removes contaminant particles as small as 0.3 microns from the air. So it will also be one of the safest spaces to hang out in a post-lockdown LA.
Tenants of newly-christened The Trust will have the option of lunching at the lower ground eatery with exclusive access to the rooftop during working hours, which will serve as an al fresco lounge with a high-speed internet connection. From 5:oo pm it will be transformed into a lush dining and cocktail scene for the public.
It’s uncertain whether the Top Chef Masters’ veteran’s new culinary venture will follow the tasting menu format of the Michelin-star Maude in Beverly Hills or the meat-museum style of Gwen created with brother Luke Stone. It could be a complete departure from both but either way, we’re excited to wander through the glamourous lobby and patio spaces of the Gold CRE Award-winning restoration project.
All Renderings: Rising Realty Partners