This penthouse loft is an architectural masterpiece that has been widely published and is located just 9 blocks from the beach. The home was custom built by award winning designer Velvet Hammerschmidt as her primary residence. Previous guests include foreign dignitaries and international celebrities.
The 4,000 sq.ft. home has private elevator access which opens into the unit and occupies the entire top floor of the building. There is 125 linear feet of 10 foot high, operable windows along one side of the home with an additional 55 linear feet of skylights. A home automation system controls the shades, lighting, fans, and ventilation to provide effortless comfort. The decor is contemporary with tasteful art and high-end designer furniture, yet the feel is warm and comfortable.
There is a breathtaking, private 1,700 square foot roof deck that is beautifully landscaped and features a full outdoor Viking kitchen, dining area, water feature, fire pit, lounge area, sun deck, and 360 views of the ocean, mountains and city. The deck has been separately featured and published in several architectural publications.
The gourmet kitchen is equipped with a 16’ Statuary Carrera marble counter and Gaggenau, Miele and Subzero appliances. Every bedroom has an adjoining full bath with Green Onyx counters. Use your iPhone or iPad to easily play your music on our whole-home sound system. All TVs and AV equipment are state of the art (60' Pioneer Elite Plasma TVs). Private gym with treadmill and ellyptical. Parking is covered and secured with elevator access up to the home.
The home is located just blocks to the beach, Montana Avenue, and the famous 3rd Street Promenade’s cafes, shops, movie theaters, boutiques, farmers market, supermarket, and a myriad of Los Angeles’ best restaurants. This location provides a unique LA experience – the ability to access some of the best parts of the city without driving. Some guests have not driven a car during their stays. For those requiring discretion and privacy, the unit is located a comfortable distance from the busiest part of downtown Santa Monica ensuring privacy, quiet and security - without compromising accessibility.
The home is a great alternative to the 3 bedroom suites at Shutters and Casa del Mar which are ½ the size and run $3,395 per night. Minimum stay is one week. Please check our calendar - IT ACCURATELY REFLECTS AVAILABILITY.
To access links to published articles, additional pictures, and floor plans, go to the designer's website at v-hdesign.com and navigate to the 9th Street Loft under Residential / Contemporary.
Keywords: Penthouse, Loft, Contemporary