The Fast & Furious director's LA penthouse is a maze of raw minimalism – we take a tour

Director Justin Lin’s home boasts industrial bones – hidden inside Nabisco’s former West Coast headquarters

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s home
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Justin Lin recently listed his penthouse in LA’s Arts District for $7 million. While the home appears to be withdrawn from the market, you can still tour the striking property. 

The Taiwanese-born American film director best known for Better Luck Tomorrow and the Fast & Furious franchise used the historic penthouse as an office for his production company, Perfect Storm Entertainment. 

Before its association with the film industry, however, the building, which was constructed in 1925, served as the West Coast headquarters of Nabisco. It was then converted into a live/work community in 2007. 

Alongside its industrial past, the home exhibits a trove of modern decorating ideas that deserve replication far beyond SoCal. Here, we explore the artistic property. 

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s home

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Justin Lin’s home is a jungle of minimalism that spans across three levels, including the 7th through 9th floors. There is also a rooftop terrace that comes complete with views of the city's mountain ranges and the creative district. 

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s home

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Each floor is designed to showcase the property’s gritty heritage through its exposed brick and sweeping high ceilings framed by warehouse-style windows. These features contribute to the property’s status as a ‘Historic-Cultural Monument’ – an honor the building received in 2007 following its renovation.

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s home

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The home boasts 4,300 square feet of interior space that can be used as a blank canvas for interior design ideas on every scale. Justin’s space has two bedrooms and three bathrooms, an expansive great room, and a kitchen. 

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s home

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The main open-plan space is a host of urban living room ideas – primarily through its monochromatic furnishings that create a contrast against the red brick features. There is also an adjoining office and dining space that flows into an additional sitting area that is crowned with large houseplants. 

Former listing agents Compass (opens in new tab) described the home as ‘the most significant mixed-use offering in Downtown LA’ – emphasizing the space’s versatility that can adapt to any owner.  

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s home

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Beyond the penthouse, the building features an around-the-clock concierge and a swimming pool – high above the Los Angeles basin. 

Fast & Furious director Justin Lin’s home

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Justin Alexander and Tab Howard of the Alexander Group, Compass, Los Angeles, and Jimmy Lin of One True Loan held the listing. Photos courtesy of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com (opens in new tab).

Megan Slack
News Writer

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA. 


Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.