The LA Times Hot Property column reported recently that Bangkok Dangerous star Nicolas Cage has listed his Bel-Air house for nearly $30 million….and moved downtown to the Biscuit Lofts. That’s quite a change, even if he did take the penthouse. Here are the details:
Cage has leased a unit in the downtown Biscuit Co. Lofts with an option to buy. The building, in the hip-and-growing-hipper Arts District, was built in 1925 and adapted for residential use in 2006. The Biscuit has street-level restaurants, a gym and a market. The lobbies and corridors have ornamental concrete, sandblasted brick, copper doors and vintage lighting… Cage, who lived in the Bel-Air estate only part of the time, now may be parking his bedroom slippers in the 3,500-square-foot penthouse unit of the Biscuit Co. Lofts. That unit had been listed at $4.9 million and is no longer for sale, according to the Multiple Listing Service.The building, in the hip-and-growing-hipper Arts District, was built in 1925 and adapted for residential use in 2006. The Biscuit has street-level restaurants, a gym and a market. The lobbies and corridors have ornamental concrete, sandblasted brick, copper doors and vintage lighting — all very cool stuff.Cage’s lease-option penthouse has 28-foot ceilings, exposed brick walls, hardwood floors, industrial-scale windows, Wolf stainless-steel appliances and a wraparound deck. His foray into the neighborhood might make this the new “in” in-town location for celebrities and those who worship the hardwood floors they walk on.
Cage won’t be the only star wandering the hallways—the LA Times and Curbed LA also reported that actor Keven Spacey bought space for his production company at the lofts, and earlier reports had David Beckham looking at the loft Cage took. Here are some photos from Curbed LA of the interior.Want to be Nic’s neighbor? Here are some Biscuit/Toy Factory options:
- A 1/1 with 1,468 square feet for $639,000. On the market for 118 days.
- A 2/1 with 1,348 square feet for $569,000.
- Billed as the “final unit release” at the Biscuit Company, this 1/1 is a snug 605 square feet for $345,000.
- And here’s a Biscuit Company corner unit, 1.75 baths, bedrooms not listed, but 1,670 square feet for $1,25 million. It’s got views, so you must be up near that penthouse.