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CULVER CITY, CALIF. — Culver Centrale is a new mixed-use residential and retail property currently in development in Culver City. Scheduled for completion in November, the property will offer 18 residences averaging approximately 1,800 square feet and 5,500 square fee of street-level retail space.

The developer, Joseph Miller, is president of The Runyon Group, a Beverly Hills, Calif.-based real estate investor and manager.

“The residences at Culver Centrale draw from the best elements of classic design and interpret them in a modern way,” Miller says. “Nothing has been reinvented, only refined. Culver Centrale is all about light, warmth, simplicity and above all, quality. I spent the better part of a year picking out the best finishes; I went to Italy to inspect the cabinets and tiles. I think that this hard work is evident in each of the residences.”

Culver Centrale will be the first and only mixed-use project and the only new residential project in downtown Culver City, notes Miller. The project will also come online without having to face any competition in the form of other new projects of this kind. Miller was able to secure the only entitlement for construction in downtown Culver City for this type of development until November of this year. Also, because Miller was able to secure financing, he can afford materials for much less than he could have a year ago.

“Culver Centrale is set apart in the uniqueness of its location” Miller notes. “Land like ours is extremely rare. The exterior of our building is beautiful and architecturally significant. Instead of using stucco for our exterior, we chose two gorgeous European finishes – Swiss Peal from Switzerland and Parklex from Spain. Beyond the exterior, our interiors are larger than the average single-family home in the neighborhood.”

SPFarchitects is the architect for the building, Forefront Building Corp. is the general contractor, and Hammer and Schmit Design advised Miller in all of the interior design and architecture.

— Patty Vaughan

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