The recently rebuilt residence stands on a rare corner lot of the district, affording stunning views
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Location: Venice, California Price: $4.75 million
Claiming a rare corner lot in the historic canals district of Venice, California, this recently overhauled three-story residence lives up to its prime location.
“It is a gorgeous architectural property,” said Kathryn Perkins, co-listing agent with the Sally Forster Jones Group of Compass. Also holding the listing are Sally Forster Jones, who leads the eponymous team as well as Juliette Hohnen and Mark Kitching of Douglas Elliman.
Completely rebuilt last year, the house boasts a contemporary flair—think floor-to-ceiling windows that retract to let nature in—that culminates with one of the largest rooftop decks in the canals, according to the listing.
An oversize pivot entrance leads to three sprawling floors of high-end, all-custom finishes. These include a dining table of Brazilian mahogany and Quartzite countertops in a kitchen with an 18-foot glass door that opens to the lush landscape outside.
The home “has a warm, modern feel, which is great,” Ms. Perkins said.
The residence unfolds on nearly 3,500 square feet, which accommodate three bedrooms, just as many full bathrooms and two half bathrooms. The property also comes with a two-car garage.
If the first two floors amaze, then the top story stuns with the rooftop deck that exceeds 1,000 square feet. Equipped with a fire pit, the deck affords postcard-worthy views of Venice’s coveted neighborhood.
“The outdoor space is great for entertaining,’ Ms. Perkins said.
Moreover, the reinforced roof can support the addition of a spa room to complement the outdoor shower. Currently, the deck shares the third floor with an indoor wet bar as well as a powder room.
Venice’s canals district is the remnant of a much larger plan devised by 20th-century millionaire Abbot Kinney to recreate the famed waterways of Venice, Italy.
“It’s just one of the most unique places in all of L.A.,” Ms. Perkins said.
Supporting recreational activities such as rowing and paddle boating, the neighborhood is also home to local fauna, including hummingbirds, herons and occasionally, Ms. Perkins said, even baby sharks.
“You can see a lot of wildlife here,” she said. “It’s just really pretty.”
The canals are only minutes away from Abbot Kinney Boulevard, a mile-long strip that bustles with fine restaurants, upscale boutiques and hip stores. To the west, the neighborhood is a mere couple of blocks from the sandy strip of Venice Beach.
Listing Agents: Kathryn Perkins and Sally Forster Jones, Compass’s Sally Forster Jones Group; Juliette Hohnen and Mark Kitching, Douglas Elliman.
Source Mansion Global
Written by Dima Williams