Has social distancing made you acutely aware of your condo’s lack of private outdoor space? Perhaps you watched a viral video of an Italian apartment complex singing traditional songs in unison and thought, ‘I’d like to perform a roaring rendition of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’” with my neighbors, but all I’ve got is a sliding window!”
For a city with near-perfect weather conditions, you would think that all condos in Los Angeles would come with some sort of private outdoor space, but that certainly isn’t the case. If a balcony or patio has shot to the top of your home buying checklist, consider one of these five alfresco options.
Developer: Mega Home LLC
Priced from: $425,290
Many of the suites at Golden Galaxy Plaza Condominiums are equipped with glassed-in outdoor spaces. Take Unit 108, for example, a one-bedroom, two-bathroom condo with a generous patio that runs the entire length of the residence. The recently-completed project is now selling near Vermont Avenue and 7th Street just beyond the boundaries of Koreatown.
Developer: The New Home Company
Neighborhood: Playa Vista
Priced from: $950,000
Situated in the heart of Silicon Beach, Seabluff Playa Vista is a community of contemporary flats and townhomes. Plan 4 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with 1,107 square feet of living space and an angular deck. The master-planned community offers additional outdoor amenities, including parks, pools, an amphitheater and a 51-acre preserved freshwater wetlands system.
Each of the 31 residences at Vica Silver Lake features a patio or rooftop terrace. Future residents will be able to take in sweeping views of the surrounding neighborhood or DTLA skyline. Residence E is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit that faces away from the activity along Sunset Boulevard. Grab takeout from nearby Night + Market Song and dine alfresco on your spacious outdoor patio.
4. One South
Developer: Cape Point Development
Neighborhood: Redondo Beach
Priced from: $758,000
One South is bringing a collection of 52 condominiums and townhomes to sought-after Redondo Beach. Residence C2 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo with a massive deck that can be accessed from both the living area and master suite. Bike to the beach in 11 minutes flat or play a match of tennis at nearby El Retiro Park.
Developer: Greenland USA
Priced from: $627,000
Highrise living doesn’t necessarily exclude you from enjoying a balcony or patio. Residence 27 at Metropolis Tower 2 in DTLA boasts two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a wraparound balcony. If that’s simply not enough, take advantage of the development’s resort-style swimming pool and jacuzzi, sky garden, putting green, children’s play area and dog park.