When it comes to homeownership, townhomes are a worthy alternative for potential buyers looking to commit to a low-maintenance lifestyle that often doesn’t accompany single-family ownership. There are definite perks that come with townhome-style living, including access to various amenities, minimal groundskeeping maintenance, and in many cases, the walkability factor and convenience of a central downtown location. In desirable areas like Santa Monica, the market for the townhome model of living is certainly in demand, appealing to those coveting the easygoing, urban lifestyle.
“On the Westside of Los Angeles, townhomes are often the better choice over single-family living as far as affordability, amenities and outdoor space, plus the conveniences of condominium, lock-and-leave living with no one living above you,” says The Agency’s Don Heller. As The Agency reported in its Q1-2016 report, L.A.’s condominium market, which includes townhome residences, is showing inventory down to nearly five-year lows, with the most desirable markets holding their breath for much awaited new inventory on the way.
In the heart of Santa Monica, a new, exciting residential offering is emerging, providing a thoughtful, contemporary approach to the townhome lifestyle. AIRE is a boutique residential offering featuring 19 artfully designed residences, ten of which are multi-story townhome residences. Each is designed to capture and elevate the Santa Monica lifestyle by seamlessly merging outdoor and indoor living and enhancing volume and scale with double-height ceilings, soaring skylights and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Two-story rooftop terraces are perfect for embracing the laid-back atmosphere and breathtaking city and ocean views. The best part? AIRE’s townhomes were designed to offer the privacy and convenience of a single-family home.
“The townhomes are organized in an interesting way, so they feel more like you’re living in a house—you have stairs and two stories that belong just to you,” says Alice Kimm, of award-winning, L.A.-based John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects (JFAK), architects of AIRE. They are also centrally located to offer proximity to the acclaimed shopping, dining, parks, beaches and entertainment of Santa Monica.
In Beverly Hills, Pacific Star will introduce 30 new residences to the market, a number of which are multi-story townhomes, coupling contemporary architecture with timeless, innovative design. They feature floating staircases, two-story light wells, open, flowing floor plans and private terraces. Residents of Pacific Star will be moments away from top-rated schools, restaurants, cafés, the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market and Rodeo Drive.
Also in Beverly Hills, Mr. C Residences will offer townhome-style living with a twist. Featuring only five contemporary, multi-level residences by renowned architect Ray Kappe and designer Marcello Pozzi, the residences are steps away from the famed Mr. C Beverly Hills. Residences enjoy preferential access to white-glove services and world-class hotel amenities, including The Restaurant at Mr. C, the 4,500-square-foot pool deck and 24-hour personalized concierge service. The homes themselves range in size from 2,000 to 3,400-square-feet, offering cutting-edge modern design and seamless indoor/outdoor living.
Learn more about Mr. C Residences by visiting MrCResidences.com.