A wave of excitement swept Wall Street and the Los Angeles tech community this past week as Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, went public with a valuation of approximately $33 billion. Comprised of Santa Monica, Playa Vista, Culver City, and Venice—where Snapchat first set up camp in 2013—Silicon Beach’s “tech hub” is rapidly growing and here to stay.
Thus begs the question: where should 20-something year-old billionaires with offices in Silicon Beach live? Since they are probably preoccupied with improving user experience and scaling their business, we decided to go ahead and round-up a few of our favorite residences that would make any young entrepreneur proud to call home.
2919 Grayson Avenue
Embodying the relaxed casual elegance and privacy of a European-style compound, this contemporary Venice home listed with Morton Whelan is poised for entertaining with a large saltwater pool, flagstone terrace, spacious sundeck, fire pit lounge and additional villa for those nights that just can’t seem to end. The home also enjoys close proximity to the popular Venice Canals and the selection of bars and restaurants offered on Washington Boulevard.
1024 Palisades Beach Road
The next owner of this Spanish colonial revival can enjoy knowing that they have claimed a beachfront oasis to call their own like so many of Hollywood’s elite did before them. Views spanning from Palos Verdes to the iconic Santa Monica Pier are enjoyed from your own beachfront terrace which, via french doors, leads into the home’s multi-purpose entertainment level presenting an elaborate bar, movie screen, fireplace and wine cellar. This rare parcel is represented by the team of Pence Hathorn Silver.
20858 Pacific Coast Highway
Listed with the Malibu Life Team, this luxurious, 3 bed/3 bath residence serves that quintessential, Southern California beach lifestyle on a silver platter. Anyone who appreciates design will be especially impressed by the home’s architectural pedigree as it has been reimagined by the current celebrity owner and a team of top consultants & designers to create the ultimate Malibu beach retreat. Features include a generous and open dining, living and chef’s kitchen with retractable walls of glass opening up to a large terrace and private entertaining space.
Eastern Columbia Building
If high-rise living is more descriptive of one’s style, they best take the metro to the city’s entertainment nerve center, Downtown L.A., and snatch up what’s left of Johnny Depp’s penthouse collection. Presented by Kevin Dees and Nick Segal, each of the three remaining residences have a distinct personality yet what they all share in common is access to the privacy and amenities (rooftop pool, anyone?) provided by the historic Eastern Columbia Building.