The Domain Announces Its Official Opening on WeHo’s Eastside

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The Domain looking west from Santa Monica Boulevard.

The latest in a number of large new apartment buildings on West Hollywood’s Eastside has officially opened.

Trammell Crow Residential has announced the opening of Domain West Hollywood, a building with 166 apartments and over 9.000 feet of ground floor retail space. The building is located at 7141 Santa Monica Blvd. between North Formosa and North Detroit and adjacent to the Dylan, a 184-unit apartment building opened in 2014.

Among the other relatively new apartment buildings in the once-gritty area of the Eastside are the Huxley, with 187 units, which opened in 2014 on the southeast corner of Fountain and La Brea avenues; the Angelene, a 179-apartment building at La Brea and Willoughby, and Avalon West Hollywood, a 370-unit building on Santa Monica Boulevard at North Fuller Avenue.

The domain, trammel crow, west hollywood, apartments“We are delighted to introduce Domain as the newest addition to West Hollywood’s East Side,” said Garth Erdossy, senior managing director, TCR Southern California, in an announcement of the opening. “The neighborhood is steeped in the romance of Old Hollywood, which inspired us to create a lifestyle experience that evokes the glamour of the past, but with a fresh, contemporary aesthetic. Our goal was to be both local in context, and global in appeal.”

Erdossy called out the work of Studio One Eleven, architect for the project, and designer Jonathan Adler and artist Malika Favre. He also said that, a grocery delivery service, would be opening in the building’s retail space soon.

The Domain WeHo offers studios and one and two bedroom apartments in sizes ranging from 589 square feet up to 1,341 square feet While it is just announcing its opening, the Domain has been offering apartments for rent for many weeks. According to its website, only 66 of its 166 units currently are available.

The Domain’s rents are high compared to West Hollywood’s median rent of $1,940 for a one-bedroom apartment as calculated by For example, the Domain website lists rents for available one-bedroom units from $2,799 for a 776 square foot unit to $4,390 for a 1,003 square foot unit.

Studio apartments are available at rents ranging $2,540 for a 690 square foot apartment and $4,385 for a 673 square foot unit with a balcony. Two bedroom rents range from $3,800 for a 1,042 square foot unit to $6,065 for a 1,229 square foot unit.

Those rents are in line with others at new apartment buildings. For example, according to, the Huxley (which doesn’t make public its available inventory or its rents) offers studio apartments with 681 square feet for $2,297 to $2,610, one bedrooms of 733 to 768 square feet for $2,633 to $3,026 and two bedrooms of 1,053 to 1,127 square feet for $4,949 to $5,174 a month.

  1. OUTRAGEOUS RENTS. No one in their right mind will pay those rents to live on Santa Monica Blvd.. One can BUY real estate for LESS monthly payments!!!! Contact a Licensed REALTOR. They are everywhere!!! So is this building going to have the required 20% of the building for low income????? I bet they wiggle out of that somehow. It will not take too long before they will be forced to lower their rents. WeHo is losing its “village” appeal. Really disappointed.

  2. The formulaic retail spaces at most of these new developments is not only aesthetically unattractive but lack any sense of community. The range of bland box venues speak nothing of a sense of place. Would you prefer one beautiful caisson cylinders or two?

    With brick and mortar stores on the wane, these opportunities seem attractive only to occasional corporate entities with the financial clout to poach potential customers from existing established businesses or uninformed tourists. The Fred Segal collaboration on Sunset and Nordstrom’s entree into Melrose Place would be good examples. Businesses on Robertson Blvd for the most part have been lured away to other areas flipping out of the monopoly board leasing game. It’s a dog eat dog mentality. We have many new mixed use development but there is no “there” there. And the streets and sidewalks look dirty, scummy and uncared for decorated by the homeless.

    A great welcome mat for WEHO.

  3. The retail space on ground level doesn’t work. Parking is hard and not enough foot traffic.
    Retail like Trader Joe’s works because it is Trader Joe’s. And, looking how dark all of these new buildings are at night, I don’t believe the occupancy figures,

  4. If rents seem crazy take a look at home prices. One used to be able to buy a small home for $500,000 somewhere in the city…, that now cost average $1,500,000 or more. Rents on the other hand are stabilized in many cases even thought the value of the lands and expenses are much higher. Market forces take over to subsidize some of the lower stabilized apartments. . But.. in NYC that same studio is $3000 or more. Its not only West Hollywood. Our city council is not at fault. Those who blame council members are very short sighted.. because rents are up everywhere.. even more in Santa Monica than West Hollywood….at least many of us can take advantage of the incredible social services our city has to offer.

  5. Design Review is the first line of defense against inferior architecture. Members of the Planning Commission have first crack at the “curb appeal” aspect, if you will, then on to full commission. It would be illuminating if Weho’s numbers and statistics guy could review the votes of all projects passed in the last 15 years or so as well as the council votes. That number will most certainly have its own story to tell.

  6. Big Donations to Both John Heilman And John Duran by this developer and the wonderful law firm, that’s got its money in all our elections, I’m sure had nothing to do with this mega project? We need term limits on planning commission as well. Its obvious who’s interests are front and center versus the long term residents quality of life

  7. Wow! I agree these rents are insane. I make a very respectable 6 digit income and I can’t afford these rents. My fear is that my current WeHo apartment gets sold… then what?
    I’d really like to know the occupancy rate of all these new city-block size buildings and who’s renting these units?

  8. The 1970’s Mediterranean Village Apts on Larrabee for example, a place where many current long term residents have gone through (one way or another) offers 414 sf studios from $2,100…..720 sf one bedrooms from $2,600 and 1,100 sf two bedrooms from $3,500.

    The difference between the two buildings is that the Domain units are brand spanking new and BIGGER……The building also includes sustainable inclusionary affordable housing where Mediterranean Village does not.

    In terms of design, it’s “ugly-uniformed type housing” just like Kings Rd…..which is pretty nice.

  9. This type of language merits the death penalty: ““The neighborhood is steeped in the romance of Old Hollywood, which inspired us to create a lifestyle experience that evokes the glamour of the past, but with a fresh, contemporary aesthetic. Our goal was to be both local in context, and global in appeal.” There is nothing inspired or old Hollywod about another piece of Dreck Architecture polluting the street.

  10. How do people afford this? I seriously don’t understand where these people renting are getting their income. Majority of people in the industry are freelancers who don’t even work consistently year round. I would say 85% of the people make less than 100k a year. I dont understand!

  11. It is unbelievable to me that the WH Council says we need affordable housing but keeps on approving these over priced ugly-uniformed type housing. The Planning Commission hasn’t met a development they didn’t like. Does the Council and/or PC drive their cars — we are in gridlock no matter what time of day. The developers have taken over the City and the Council seems to be in their pockets. SHAME ON WEST HOLLYWOOD!!!!!! Where are affordable housing units the Council keeps talking about. WH voters have to stop being apathetic and work towards electing Council members who are for realistic development that fits within the City and not these huge over-priced monstrosities being built.

  12. And look to exactly which members of the Planning Commission settled for this and the surrounding inferior structures. They may have technically “by the code” but fail in every other measurable standard. Don’t know if it is shameful, smameless or both.

  13. This block of flats looks like a pre-wall East Berlin up-market building. As for the area, it’s overcrowded, lacking charm and has been turned into a big block of ugly cement. The only people profiting are the pay for play WEHO politicians and the white men behind the development. Disgusting.

  14. This sort of real estate tyranny must be an experiment (a la Edward Bernays) to see if Los Angelenos can be mind controlled into consenting to a reality where a crappy studio apartment is worth $3K per month. It worked in NYC and SF. Once you’ve been suckered into renting or buying overpriced junk, you support and perpetuate the process in order to save face and/or protect your investment. This ridiculousness will become the new normal enabled by cowardice and stupidity.

  15. These rents are STUPID high, and no single young professional can afford these rents. Across from this apt building there are vacant retail/ restaurants fronts and now there are more coming. There needs to be more PARKING to get ppl to spend in these retail places. Also I am sure the New apt building next to “The Domain” is not close to rented 100%, these builders need to get a grip on reality. If I am making 6 figures I don’t want a studio apt. #REDIC

  16. For those who say we need to keep adding housing, here’s over 1000 units. If 2 people live at half those apartments we’ve just added 1629 cars to our traffic problems.

    166 units
    184 units
    187 units
    179 units
    370 units

    Every lot shouldn’t be turned into massive building and every single family home shouldn’t be leveled to put up 8 units. We don’t want to be NYC and we don’t have a subway.

  17. At Domaine one can pay so much more for so little in a building of inferior design. In regard to Todd’s comment, these seems to be a transformation into bright and shiny renditions of Soviet Block design. Every ground floor retail space is but a bland cubicle which are btw propagating on Melrose as well with the Soleimani reinvention of “High Street”. Have any of these developers and architects ever traveled to see average to spectacular architecture around the world? It would be an enlightening experience for them. The depression will soon set in literally and figuratively.

  18. Gasp! $4385 for a 673 sf Studio with a balcony? You’d need a very healthy income to afford that just for rent. No wonder tear-down shacks are selling for $1 million plus. Once the last of the rent controlled tenants are gone, there will be no question that West Hollywood’s transformation into East Beverly Hills will be complete.

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