Planet Home Living

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    Planet Home Living Nears Completion of New Homes Designed by KTGY see more

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

     

    COSTA MESA, Calif. (May 8, 2017) - Planet Home Living announces that the first phase of a new limited collection of 20 distinctive, new homes in Costa Mesa is nearing completion. This unique enclave, designed by international award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning, is located approximately 1/4 mile to The Triangle in Costa Mesa, offering shops, restaurants and bars, plus a cinema, gym, nightclub and bowling alley all within walking distance.

    “The interest list is growing rapidly as VITAE nears completion in such a highly desirable location with a fantastic walkability score,” said Planet Home Living CEO Michael Marini. “We are currently offering ‘by appointment only’ tours for those on our interest list prior to our grand opening early this summer.”


    VITAE is a community of detached, single-family residences. With no shared walls, the homes provide light and ventilation on all four sides and strike an ideal balance for home buyers who seek spacious, eco-friendly living that is easy to care for and close to where they work and play. The location, within a short walking distance to The Triangle in Costa Mesa, puts owners in the heart of Costa Mesa’score, within two miles of the ocean, and centrally located among beautiful beaches, premier entertainment, restaurants, famed Fashion Island and world-renowned South Coast Plaza. As for schools, UC Irvine, Orange Coast College, Coastline Community College, Vanguard University, and Whittier Law School have their campuses nearby. Freeway access is less than a mile away.

     

    The two and three-level homes offer 2 to 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and approximately 1,620 to 1,700 square feet of living space with an attached, private two-car garage. The homes also have flexible space that can be used an entertainment room, a home office, gym or art studio, a reading nook, craft space or ‘man cave.’  “The innovative floorplans emphasize indoor-outdoor living and provide private yards with upper-level decks to enhance the indoor-outdoor relationship,” according to Alan Scales, AIA, principal with KTGY.

     

    “With Vitae, you will see we have made a departure from the typical box-on-box design seen most recently going up around Costa Mesa.  Instead, we have focused on mixing in both two- and three-story homes with attractive, pitched roofs and, most importantly, ground-floor main living where new homeowners can enjoy private, outdoor yards easily accessible right off their main kitchen and family rooms,” said Marini.

     

    VITAE’s architecture maintains a modern flair with clean lines, simple forms and attention to detail. Standout design elements include warm, contemporary colors with stucco exteriors, traditional lapped siding and oversized windows to create sophisticated exteriors. “The homes are very striking and blend the contemporary with traditional architectural elements. Gable end roof lines are emphasized with a framework that brings attention to the geometry of the house,” said Scales. “The 20 homes maximize their square footage with open kitchen and living spaces and indoor-outdoor experiences.”

     

    A leader in small lot home design, KTGY has designed approximately 150 small lot homes for Planet Home Living including 10 contemporary-styled small-lot homes in Los Angeles’ popular Silver Lake neighborhood, called COVO. “Seven out of the 10 homes at COVO were sold by the end of its grand opening on Saturday, April 22nd. A nearby collection of homes in Eagle Rock, also built by Planet Home Living and designed by KTGY, sold out in a matter of weeks,” reports Marini.

    “Planet Home Living is a forward-thinking builder that understands the complexities of urban infill development and contextual design principles as well as the needs and lifestyles of today's buyers who want to own a single-family home but also live in an urban, amenity-rich walkable and established neighborhood,” added Scales.

     

    VITAE is located at 531 Bernard Street in Costa Mesa (with a future address of 1940 Vitae Place, Costa Mesa, CA 92627). To sign up for VITAE’s interest list and receive updates or to set an appointment for a VIP tour, see www.planethomeliving.com/vitae.

     

    About Planet Home Living

    Founded in 2007, Planet Home Living is a full-service real estate building and development company that is dedicated to the creation of unparalleled living environments. From conception to exit, Planet Home Living remains focused on the complete development of a project, which includes strategic acquisition, distressed workouts, land entitlement, design, bidding, construction and sales. Planet Home Living's passion is for environmental architecture that will stand the test of time. www.planethomeliving.com

     

    About KTGY Architecture + Planning
    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Visit www.ktgy.com

     

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    Anne Monaghan
    MONAGHAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    anne@MonaghanPR.com 
    830.997.0963

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    COVO, Design-Forward, ‘Small-Lot’ Homes Open in Silver Lake see more

    Model Grand Opening, Saturday, April 22nd

    Modern Design Includes Rooftop Decks and Views

     

    SILVER LAKE, Calif. - Planet Home Living has unveiled COVO, a collection of 10 sleek, small-lot homes in the heart of Silver Lake. The community includes a new, fully-furnished model home set to grand open on Saturday, April 22nd and is open “by appointment only” prior to the grand opening.


    “With its modern design and desirable location close to everything – yet hidden on a quiet street in Silver Lake – we are already experiencing high demand at COVO,” said Planet Home Living CEO Michael Marini. “The response is similar to what we experienced at Prism in nearby Eagle Rock, where homes sold out in a matter of weeks.”


    Both communities are designed by international award-winning KTGY Architecture + Planning. KTGY has more than 900 homes in various stages of construction developed under the Los Angeles Small Lot Ordinance, which it helped to formulate with the City of Los Angeles.

     

    Rendering by KTGY Architecture + Planning

     

    COVO is a community of structurally independent, detached single-family residences.  With no shared walls, the homes strike an ideal balance for home buyers who seek spacious, eco-friendly living that is easy to care for and close to where they work and play. The location near Sunset Blvd. puts owners in the heart of Los Angeles’ thriving urban core, close to boutiques, restaurants, nightlife, markets and recreational opportunities at the nearby Silver Lake Meadow and dog park (adjacent to Silver Lake Reservoir). At the same time, COVO is nestled on a quiet residential street.  Echo Park is nearby and it’s a quick commute by car or public transit to Downtown L.A. The entertainment hubs of Burbank, North Hollywood and Studio City are easily accessible.

     

    Planet Home Living is a forward-thinking builder that understands the complexities of urban infill development and contextual design principles as well as the needs and lifestyles of today's buyers who want to own a single-family home but also live in an urban, amenity-rich walkable and established neighborhood.

     

    Layout and Design
     

    Designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning, COVO seamlessly integrates with its desirable urban surroundings. Standout design elements include soothing colors and metal siding that combine to create sophisticated exteriors. The innovative floorplans emphasize elevated outdoor spaces – either large decks or rooftop terraces – all of which offer vistas of the surrounding hills.


    “The metal siding adds an industrial-modern tone to the homes that will maintain its striking, ‘rusted’ patina over the years,” said KTGY Principal Alan Scales, AIA. “As for the floorplans, the 10 homes distinctively maximize their square footage with open kitchen/living spaces and private indoor-outdoor experiences that capture the fantastic views, each in their own way. The whole community fits together like an intriguing puzzle.”


    Layouts offer 3 bedrooms, up to 3 1/2 bathrooms and approximately 1,860 to 2,000 square feet of living space.  Each detached COVO residence features a rooftop deck or large balcony for relaxing alone or dining with friends. A ground-level bedroom may flexibly serve as office or studio space, ideal for professionals who work at home. Each home has an attached, private 2-car garage with direct home access and plenty of storage. 

    Prior to its grand opening date on April 22nd, COVO is open by appointment only on Waterloo Street in Silver Lake, Los Angeles. Pricing starts at $1,059,000 and the interest list is growing quickly.  Stop by the grand opening on April 22nd or call today to schedule a private tour.

     

     

    About Planet Home Living

    Founded in 2007, Planet Home Living is a full-service real estate building and development company that is dedicated to the creation of unparalleled living environments. From conception to exit, Planet Home Living remains focused on the complete development of a project, which includes strategic acquisition, distressed workouts, land entitlement, design, bidding, construction and sales. Planet Home Living's passion is for environmental architecture that will stand the test of time. www.planethomeliving.com

      

    About KTGY Architecture + Planning

    Celebrating 25 years, KTGY Architecture + Planning is an international award-winning full-service architecture and planning firm delivering innovation, artistry and attention to detail across multiple offices and studios, ensuring that clients and communities get the best the firm has to offer no matter the building type or location. KTGY’s architects and planners combine big picture opportunities, leading-edge sustainable practices and impeccable design standards to help create developments of enduring value. KTGY serves clients worldwide from offices located in Chicago, Denver, Irvine, Los Angeles, Oakland, Pune and Tysons. Visit www.ktgy.com

     

    Anne Monaghan

    MONAGHAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    anne@MonaghanPR.com 
    830.997.0963