Santee Village -
Cornell Building


The Connell Building is one of three buildings that makeup Santee Village.

Built for business tycoon Michael J. Connell in 1917, and designed by architect Frank Stiff, it was part of LA's first garment and textile manufacturing construction boom that lasted through the 1930's.

All buildings in Santee village consist of heavy concrete-frame construction and ornamental exteriors characteristic of early 20th century industrial era.

The Connell's facade features triplicate sets of steel-framed windows and a connecting bridge to The Santee Building.

The Connell was granted Historic landmark status in 2001 and is Mills Act approved.

Open space and livability of each unit has been the focus of the developers. Each residence has been raised to modern standards through careful selection of minimalist designs of fixtures and appliances.



  • Constructed:  Frank Stiff  -  1917
  • Modernized: MJW Investments - 2007
  • Pet Friendly: Yes
  • Mills Act: Yes
  • Live Work: Yes

Building Features

  • 11 Stories

  • 95 Units

  • Heavy Concrete Steel Frame Construction

  • Features Triplicate Set of Steel-Frame Windows

  • Connecting Bridge to Santee Street Building

  • Rooftop Swimming Pool and Spas

  • Basketball Court

  • BBQ Areas

  • Dramatic LA Views

  • Landscaped Courtyard and Fountain Area

  • Conference Room

  • Fitness Center

  • Market and Food Court

  • On Site Pharmacy

  • 24-hour Courtesy Patrol

  • Controlled Access Parking

  • Dog Park

  • Mills Act Approved

Unit Features

  • 10-14 Foot High Ceilings

  • Polished Concrete Floors

  • Architectural Concrete Columns in all Units

  • Oversized Historic Industrial Windows

  • Mountain, City and Skyline Views (per plan)

  • Itialian-style Kitchen and Bath Cabinetry

  • Granite Kitchen Countertops

  • Stainless Steel Bosch Appliances

  • Deep Stainless Steel Sinks

  • 6 Foot Bathtubs

  • Private Balconies (select units)

  • Energy Efficient Heating/Air Conditioning

  • DSL, DirectTV and Comcast Ready

  • Washer/ Dryer Hook-ups



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