October 27, 2016
“All roads lead to Culver City.” It was true for brothers, Ellis and Selden Ring.
During the 1960s, their dream of creating garden style apartment communities guided them to several sought-after pieces of land in a prime Westside location, near LAX and between downtown Los Angeles and Marina del Rey. Their concept — apartment communities that centered around recreation facilities and lush landscaping, waterfalls and streams — was pioneering for the time. Over the intervening years, the brothers built several communities two of which were in Culver City, The Meadows Apartments and The Heather, which was converted into condos. Today, these communities are examples that reinforce the E&S Ring family’s commitment to the idea of “living well,” but also founder Harry Culver’s original vision for “a balanced community.”
Debuting in 1972 and spanning approximately 13 acres, The Meadows represented an exciting departure for apartment design. Meandering walkways turned unexpectedly and opened up to courtyards containing fountains, aviaries, rose gardens, a putting green and swimming pool. The idea came to Ellis during on a trip abroad: “I realized that what made European villages so delightful was the continual surprises that greet you as you walk through the streets.” The Meadows, wrote Professional Builder, “offers a homelike respite from the harsh concrete and sounds of a fast-paced world.” This description almost sounds like Culver City itself.
E&S Ring Management is extremely proud to have been a part of this community for the last five decades, and to celebrate Culver City’s first 100 years. We’ve been on this path with you for half of your history; you’ve shaped us, and we’ve shaped you. We promise to honor your legacy by continuing to look for ways to better and balance the lives of the residents here, by investing in the community and by improving our own apartment communities.
We’re happy to be part of the celebration and all we can say is: “We’re on this road with you.”