Playa Vista was once home of the airfield where Howard Hughes led the way in aeronautical innovation in the 1930s. Now it’s where developer Brookfield Residential is creating a community to further technological innovation today. Situated in Los Angeles’ Westside, also known as Silicon Beach, Playa Vista is an evolving community of ultra-cool homes, creatives’ work spaces, shops, restaurants, bars, parks and event venues for the city’s techie entrepreneurs and professionals.
More than 10,000 people now live and work at Playa Vista, with dozens of technology firms setting up office at The Campus, its complex of offices and recreational facilities. Farmers’ markets, speakers, charity yoga fundraisers and community activities bring people together.
Jewel Homes are the community’s most exclusive residences, with five of the 14 properties on sale. With indoor and outdoor entertaining spaces, these three-storey houses boast luxuriously detailed finishes, the developer says. The largest 4,500sqft homes are priced at about US$4.5 million.
“Playa Vista, located in the heart of Silicon Beach, has created a live/work/play atmosphere,” says Kris Zacuto of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate. “With a growing tech influence, Playa Vista is an environment that can cater to buyers looking for a luxury residence, a built-in lifestyle, who want to live where they work.”