In 1905, developer Abbot Kinney sought to seize the magic of Venice, Italy, by constructing a sequence of canals on the southern coast of California in what was then often known as Ocean Park. However with the dawning of the age of the auto within the Twenties and the obsoletion of the canals permitting them to fall into disrepair, it appeared that “Venice of America” would by no means come to fruition.
Quick ahead to at present, nevertheless, and you will discover that Kinney’s dream could be very a lot alive and properly.
Having been renovated and reopened in 1993, the Venice Canal Historic District within the widespread seaside Los Angeles neighborhood of Venice, California, has turn into the location of a number of the most distinguished and spectacular houses within the nation. Now with the itemizing of 2308 Grand Canal, a bit of this “European California” canal is up for grabs.
Tucked away alongside the slow-moving Grand Canal that results in the marina, the four-bedroom, five-bathroom residence has one thing not all Venice Canal houses have—a western-facing orientation.
With simply two of the canals (Grand and Japanese) operating north-to-south, solely a choose variety of these properties within the space face west, making the house one in every of an especially uncommon provide.
At one time owned by “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker, the seaside home was in-built 2010 when it offered for $3.25 million earlier than promoting to Parker in 2016 for $4.3 million. The codeveloper of “The E book of Mormon” then went on to promote the home three years in the past for $5.55 million.
Now priced at slightly below $7 million, the itemizing is held by one in every of L.A.’s high luxurious actual property brokers, Paul Salazar of Beverly Hills-based Hilton & Hyland, who says that one other important promoting level aside from the wonderful solar publicity is the floor-to-ceiling Fleetwood pocket sliders that enable for indoor-outdoor residing.
“This group could be very tight—they like to have neighbors over and to entertain,” Salazar says. “Having a pure movement from indoor residing areas to this unimaginable entertainer’s yard is ideal for simply that.”
Together with a motorized gate for views of the canal or for privateness, the yard comes replete with facilities, equivalent to a stainless-steel jetted sizzling tub, a daybed and an outside kitchen with a commercial-grade wok vary, a Sub-Zero fridge and two Sub-Zero freezer drawers.
Protecting roughly 3,700 sq. ft over three tales, the ground plan contains an open-concept residing, eating and kitchen space, a spa room geared up with a sauna and a 12-person three-level screening room.
The house’s major bed room options vaulted ceilings, a fuel fire and three Juliette balconies overlooking the Venice Canals.
On the roof, a sprawling deck gives 360-degree views. “The rooftop deck is large—round 500 sq. ft, or across the dimension of a New York condo, which isn’t saying a lot for an condo however for a deck is super,” Salazar says. “You get views of the Hollywood Signal, the Santa Monica Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.”
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