In the works for over half a decade, a themed collection of three new single-family luxury residences in L.A.’s Venice neighborhood is about to be formally introduced to the market. Located a few blocks north of Abbot Kinney Boulevard, the homes, collectively known as “The Glass Ladies,” were designed and built by developer Alon Zakoot, who conceptualized the project as Venice’s version of San Francisco’s famous “Painted Lady” Victorians.
Taking the concept a bit deeper, Zakoot envisioned each residence as possessing its own distinct character and identity. “I love exploring a building’s personality, and take it quite literally,” the developer says. “As I build the homes and see them grow over time, each house shows me its particular intricacies or unique qualities. By doing this, they inspire me, but essentially name themselves.”
Per press materials, the three names/personalities that revealed themselves to the designer were Lucia, Loren, and Maya. The first of the trio to be released to the market, “Lucia” showcases a bright and shiny, ultra-contemporary design aesthetic with bold graphic accents. Measuring approximately 4,200 square feet, it has five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. On its entry level is a formal living room with double-height ceilings and a fireplace, a formal dining room, and a glam kitchen appointed with a double-waterfall marble island, Miele appliances, custom cabinetry in a striking French blue, and a pass-through to an indoor/outdoor lounge.
A floating staircase encased in glass (or perhaps Plexiglass) paneling leads from the dining room upstairs, where there’s an office, a pajama lounge, and a primary suite replete with clerestory windows, a walk-in closet and a private balcony. The home also contains a theater with a built-in mini-bar and a lower-level junior primary suite with its own fireplace and private patio.
As for exterior amenities, along with a trough-like saltwater lap pool, the house comes with two separate rooftop decks, one decked out with built-in couches and a supersized marble fire pit, the other with a built-in barbecue station and wet bar. Other features of note include an underwater viewing window to the pool, a vertical succulent garden and, of course, lots of glass.
Priced at $6.2 million, the statement-making residence, as well as her two sisters, are represented by Sally Forster Jones of Compass.