First Look: Two New Luxury Villas Top The Market in Playa Vista


Where: 5900 and 5904 Village Drive, Playa Vista
Asking: Starting the high $3Ms
What: Dubbed Jewel Playa Vista, this pair of new single-family luxury homes breaks the mold of the usual new construction minimalism. With Snapchat’s IPO next week (the largest in years at an expected $20B) poised to create a hundred freshly-minted millionaires, developers in nearby Playa Vista are ready for at least two of them with this pair of exceptional new residences. When complete, Jewel Playa Vista will have a total of fourteen spectacular new homes.

Jewel Playa Vista offers over-the-top finishes and casual, friendly floor plans evoking high-end resorts, a result more reminiscent of the eclectic luxury of Manhattan Beach rather than the austere simplicity of new construction in nearby Venice. Brookfield Residential is the developer and design is by Robert Hidey Architects, both firms with a global practice and decades of experience.

The top floor of each residence features an “Entertainer’s Loft,” a pair of flowing indoor and outdoor spaces with a bar (5900’s at top) or kitchen in (5904, below).

Plus the glossy, lacquered “Creative Space” formerly known as your home office.

At about 4,288 square feet, residence 5900 is a 3-story, 3-bed, 3-bath, 3-half bath home with an elevator and 2-car garage; at approximately 4,500 square feet, 5904 is slightly larger, a 3-story, 5-bed, 5-bath, 2-half bath home plus a 2-car garage. Although they differ in detailing, the basics are the same– exceptional luxury finishes and appliances, a great room and kitchen on the main floor, with service areas and outdoor space. Bedrooms and a lounge/family room are on the second level with an enormous master suite (skateboarding in the master bathroom of 5900, below?)

In another galaxy, this might have been a main floor bedroom, but at 5900 it’s an exraordinary wine room off the dining area.

More: Check out Hilton + Hyland’s exceptional dedicated site for additional images, details and floor plans. Below, outdoor media off the great room at 5904. Someone make me a Manhattan, please.