Modern luxury is coupled with the leisurely coastal culture of Santa Monica in the area’s latest residences, AIRE, a boutique collection of ritzy condominiums.
Designed by L.A.-based JFAK Architects and situated steps from the beach, AIRE epitomizes the laid-back, elite Santa Monica lifestyle in a total of 19 flats and townhomes, which were constructed to promote natural light in spacious homes made from sustainable materials.
“We set out to create something that spoke to the future of Santa Monica, where the relaxed, contemporary southern California lifestyle is centered around a connection to nature, comfort, and community,” says Alice Kimm, co-founder of JFAK Architects.
At 1433 14th St., three residential buildings comprise nine single-story garden flats, with two bedrooms and two bathrooms; nine two-story townhomes, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms; and one three-story garden townhome, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms.
Each residence, the interiors of which are decorated with elegant furnishings and designed with optimal height and space in mind, is complemented by a tremendous outdoor space, measuring up to 800 square feet, which according to the architects, is unparalleled in the condominium market in Santa Monica.
All townhomes feature split rooftop decks with spectacular views of the surrounding area and coastline. Features such as large glass sliders, double-height ceilings, and clerestory windows add dimension and accentuate a coastal atmosphere in each swanky abode.
An open-concept floor plan integrates wide-plank French white oak flooring, chef- Viking Professional kitchens, and German-made Leicht cabinetry. Sustainability is upheld with recycled materials, drought-tolerant landscaping, and an energy efficient design to maximize natural light and ventilation.
“Embodying our belief that architecture is a means to enrich the living experience, AIRE’s open and airy interiors, outdoor living spaces, and crisp material palette create a vibrant new Santa Monica aesthetic unlike any other currently on offer,” Kimm says.
The residences are centered around an open-air courtyard, with lounging areas, quiet water features, and a green living wall.
Sales will launch soon, and prices start at $900,000.