Though he’s owned the place barely long enough to get his collection of gold and platinum records hung on the wall, hit making A&R exec Aton Ben-Horin, also a music producer, has flipped his L.A. pied-à-terre on the market at a sliver under $1.2 million.
Positioned on a high floor of the iconic I.M. Pei-designed Century Towers, the asking price for the 1,070-square-foot condo is just above the not quite $1.1 million the recently named Executive Vice President, Global A&R for Atlantic Records Group paid for the one-bedroom, one-bath place just four months ago. The condo is available through Benjamin Illulian at Illulian Realty.
While not a household name himself, Ben-Horin has delivered a string of chart-topping ditties for a slew of heavy hitters, among them Cardi B (“Ring” feat. Kehlani), Ava Max (“Kings & Queens)” and David Guetta (“Hey Mama” feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack). The video for the latter song has been viewed more than 1.5 billion times on YouTube! A DJ who has played gigs around the globe, Ben-Horin is also the owner and CEO of Plush Management and Plush Recording Studios in Orlando.
With floor-to-ceiling windows that stretch wall to wall, the 20th-floor condo boasts unobstructed southwestern views that sweep over Fox Studios and Hillcrest Country Club, from Palos Verdes to the mountains that rise behind the row of apartment buildings and office towers that line a curvy section of Wilshire Boulevard. Mirrored walls in the combo living/dining room and the bedroom make the views visible from just about everywhere. Other highlights include ashy-brown wood floors, a galley kitchen updated with designer appliances, including a stacked washer/dryer, and a good-sized walk-in closet.
The nearly $1,500-per-month association fees cover a bevy of conveniences and amenities across the six-acre site: a 24-7 guard-gated entrance, an attended lobby, valet parking, a swimming pool, two tennis courts, a putting green, and a fitness center with sauna.
The first residential project built in Century City, the complex’s identical pair of 28-story high-rises were built a rental apartments in 1964 and converted to condos in 1973. Over the years, Century Towers have been home to a number of showbiz movers and shakers such as Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Lana Turner, Diana Ross, and Berry Gordy. Burt Lancaster combined two units that he had architect Hal Levitt do over in Moroccan style, and Karen Carpenter owned a large 22nd-floor apartment — also a two-unit combo — at the time of her 1983 death.