Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Gruen, Victor, Associates, Architecture / Planning / Engineering (firm); Tishman Realty and Construction Company, Incorporated (firm); Victor David Gruen (architect); Julius Tishman (building contractor)

Dates: constructed 1958

14 stories

10375 Wilshire Boulevard
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024


This 14-floor apartment building was a cooperative, one of the few on Wilshire Boulevard. The building's exterior was notable for its staggered arrangement of long balconies on its long north and south facades.

Building History

The Austrian-born architect Victor Gruen (1903-1980) moved to Los Angeles after World War II, and practiced here until 1968, when he returned to live in Vienna. He designed this large apartment co-op in the mid-1950s, which was completed in 1958. Gruen designed the building for the Tishman Realty and Construction Company, Incorporated, of New York, NY. A Tishman subsidiary, the Tishman Construction Corporation, erected it.

From its beginning, the building attracted a well-heeled group of inhabitants. Architectural Digest featured individual apartments within Wilshire Terrace repeatedly in 1959 and 1960.

In 2021, the building contained 84 units ranging in size from 1,000 to 4,200 square feet and containing between one and three bedrooms.

Admission to unit ownership in the building was more stringent than many other co-operatives. Those wishing to buy apartments had to have all-cash offers, and be subject to general background checks, personal reference reviews and financial statement examination. (See Wilshire, "Amenities," accessed 12/15/2021.)

Building Notes

Wilshire Terrace offered many amenities including valet parking, a doorman, concierge, switchboard, hair salon, storage, exercise room, pool and spa and two private parks. Some units had maid's quarters and ten offices were available in the building.

PCAD id: 24283