Carmel Partners and Rodrigo Vargas Bring Luxury Design to LA Apartments


LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, March 25, 2022 / — In partnership with renowned architects and interior designers, Carmel Partners, experts and entrepreneurs in multi-family development, is known for introducing high-end properties that stand out. Pairing designers with in-house teams of experts, the company produces visually spectacular environments that complement high-end amenities and spacious units. Recently, the company has developed an ongoing partnership with internationally renowned interior designer, Rodrigo Vargas, to emphasize the interior spaces of Los Angeles Atelier, Linea and ARQ properties.

A specialist in multi-family real estate projects, Rodrigo Vargas has played an influential role in the planning of properties recently built in Los Angeles by Carmel Partners. Additionally, having completed extensive and award-winning work in Southern California, Vargas has brought valuable insights into the design components that drive desirability and value in the Los Angeles market. Working with Carmel Partners’ holistic understanding of multi-family development, the team struck a balance between impressive yet hospitable environments to accommodate residents in three distinct Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Behind each of these projects is a dedication to interior spaces that rise above the fluctuations of design trends. “We pride ourselves on creating timeless design and don’t believe in trends,” says Vargas. “Trends belong to the past and we like to see our designs living in the future. This is what we do in our collaboration with Carmel Partners.

Bordering LA’s financial and South Park districts, Atelier is a 20-story, 363-unit destination at the epitome of class and style. Differentiated as the neighborhood’s only first-class high-rise development with exclusive amenities, contemporary floor plans, and high-end finishes, Atelier is a multi-family landmark within walking distance of downtown. In animating the interior spaces of the property, such as the ground floor lobby, the fifth floor pavilion and the rooftop pool terrace, Carmel Partners worked with Vargas to create a bold style, resonating with the museums, galleries and restaurants that make up the surrounding neighborhood.

In keeping with the property’s name, “Atelier”, which refers to a workshop or studio, Vargas selected striking and artistic furnishings while leaving room for the creative expressions of the residents, promoting the home as a blank canvas. Known for their modern functionality, the individual apartments appear in three different themes, each with floor-to-ceiling windows, German-style parquet flooring, Italian cabinetry, and quartz countertops. Many also include a Juliet terrace or balcony, a feature unique to many of its multi-family neighbors.

Like Atelier, ARQ is a high-rise apartment destination transforming the design scene between West Adams and the creative hub of Culver City–LA. As the region’s first free-standing structure at 31 stories, ARQ makes a striking impression from the inside out. Creating an interior feel that balances contemporary and laid-back Californian style, Vargas outfitted ARQ’s common areas with a collection of earth tones and subtle textures, brightened with brass, marble and leather elements, such as a carved stone reception desk. In the great room, coworking space and sky lounge, Carmel Partners worked with Vargas to establish a sleek, upscale presence.

Preserving this style in 300 apartment residences, residents can choose from homes of varying colors and finishes, with upper floors offering increasingly luxurious features. For a casual yet sophisticated environment, Vargas and Carmel Partners added wood floors in the living areas, tile floors in the bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, and full-length windows. On the 30th floor, penthouse units appeal to high-end renters with 11-foot ceilings, custom closets, and personal wine fridges.

Linea, a 595-unit property spanning 4.05 acres, also captures the sought-after California lifestyle. Drawing on a sprawling site, Carmel Partners worked alongside Vargas to seamlessly blend Linea’s indoor and outdoor spaces for a refined setting, bathed in natural light. Bringing sleek design to 55,000 square feet of amenities, the property welcomes residents to a luxurious lobby, followed by a relaxing double-height lounge, fully equipped fitness center and rooftop bar. indoor-outdoor rooftop overlooking the Pacific coast. Decorated with an abundance of artwork, Vargas and Carmel Partners thoughtfully incorporate colors and abstract patterns for a bright and energetic atmosphere.

In apartments from studios to 3 bedrooms and penthouses, wooden floors, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and designer light fixtures create private spaces as modern and refined as Linea’s common areas. Similar to Atelier and ARQ, Linea’s apartments vary in theme, differentiated by the color palette used for cabinetry and flooring.

Having developed 22 multi-family properties in the Southern California market, Carmel Partners is building a portfolio of projects in Los Angeles that grows in size every year. In partnership with Rodrigo Vargas, Carmel Partners is pleased to bring luxury interior design to Atelier, ARQ and Linea, becoming some of the company’s most inspiring and competitive properties.

About Carmel Partners
Carmel Partners is a leading real estate investment management specialist, specializing in the acquisition and renovation of multifamily housing in the United States, as well as development and construction. The company also specializes in debt and loan opportunities. Carmel Partners, LLC was founded in 1996 and has offices nationwide, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine, New York, Seattle, Washington DC and Denver. For more information, visit

Lisa Baker
Lambert & Co.
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