Though the doors to the new NeueHouse site on Sunset Boulevard don’t officially open until October, a handful of well-dressed Angelenos got a sneak peek at part of the forthcoming space in the historic CBS Radio Building on Monday. The building, which the New York-based company is turning into the millennial “solopreneur’s” answer to the SoHo House, has a storied legacy: built by modernist architect William Lescaze in 1938, the structure was home to the first transcontinental radio broadcast. It’s also where the pilot for I Love Lucy was filmed and, later, where the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, and Johnny Cash played.
Last night house music duo Disclosure—which released their latest album Caracal on Friday and is set to perform a packed show at the Los Angeles Sports Arena tonight—christened the future co-working space with an intimate DJ set for guests. Before taking the stage, they chatted briefly with Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley about working with famous artists (Sam Smith, Lorde) and binge-watching Game of Thrones. (The interview will air on KCRW on October 29.)
According to NeueHouse co-founder and Chief Expansion Officer James O’Reilly, the collaboration with Bentley and Disclosure came about organically. “We invited [Bentley] to one of our early dinners,” said O’Reilly. “When he learned more about the building and its heritage, he got excited about doing something here, and Disclosure is phenomenal for us. We’re looking to create a focal point in Hollywood, and this is a nice way to do it.”