The Elysian brings an aesthetic and engineering marvel to its bordering neighborhoods of Chinatown and Echo Park. Initially built as the headquarters of the Metropolitan Water District, the building was designed in 1961 by renowned architect William Pereira, one of only three architects to be featured on the cover of Time Magazine (along with Frank Lloyd Wright and I.M. Pei) and internationally acknowledged as a pioneer of midcentury modernism. Yet this iconic structure has been empty for over two decades—until now.

Maintaining the original architectural characteristics of the building, developers Linear City have created a chic urban community featuring a floor-to-ceiling glass façade. The units boast extraordinary views in every direction. Come join us for an intimate tour of the building, meet Linear City developers Leonard Hill and Yuval Bar-Zemer and learn about the rich history and revitalization process from the team that brought it back to life. Tatum Kendrick, the Founder and Creative Director of Studio Hus will say a few words in the penthouse about her approach to the building’s interior design.

The lovely folks at Studio Hus will be graciously hosting a reception immediately following the tour.


 The gleaming glass walls of a former water and power building are now a symbol of sustainable, high-density living


Views of downtown and beyond from one of the units

The Elysian has a fascinating history