Compass Opens Real Estate Office on Larchmont

The Compass Real Estate office is now open on the top floor of the Keystone Building at 156 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Yesterday, we stopped by to visit Compass Real Estate, which officially opened its new office at 156 N. Larchmont on Monday with an all-day open house.

Last March, we reported that Pacific Union, now part of Compass, was renovating the top floor the Keystone Building, which is owned by the heirs of late Albert Mizrahi.  The large open floor plan was designed by Associate Manager Bret Parsons to be both architecture- and community-centric (Parsons has even offered the office’s large outdoor terrace for community meetings). The first floor retail space of the building was formerly the home of Larchmont Hardware, and now contains a clothing boutique (“Hardwear”) operated by Mizrahi’s family, along with Sam’s Bagels and Groundwork Coffee.

The Keystone Building on Larchmont, where Compass occupies the second floor.

In addition to providing work space and community space, the office doubles as a gallery. Parsons invited Merry Norris to fill the office with the work of Los Angeles artist TM Gratkowski. His densely layered collage paintings are available for sale. Visitors are welcome to stop in and inquire.

The Compass Real Estate office terrace is available for community members to use, according to Bret Parsons, who heads the office.
Two books on local architecture authored by Bret Parsons, who will be at Chevalier’s in January for a talk and signing on the recently published Roland E. Coate book.
Parsons showing us the spacious terrace.
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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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