When Barth Partners and Barry Leddy Developments partnered to bring a contemporary condominium offering to L.A.’s historic Silver Lake neighborhood, they knew they had to capture the essence of the colorful, culturally eclectic community to win its support. They did so by creating a mixed-use residential offering that has a light environmental footprint, thoughtful design and a retail component that would welcome the energy and spirit of the community. Silver Lake has become one of the most coveted residential markets in Los Angeles while seeing little to no new condominium construction over the past ten years.
In comes Vica, a collection of 31 distinct residences, a host of private residential amenities and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail in a prime location at Sunset Boulevard and Micheltorena Street. Designed specifically for its location, Vica features open, airy architecture that lives lightly on the land, stands roughly the same height as the neighboring structures and blends effortlessly with the surrounding hillsides. Exteriors feature drought-resistant landscaping that enlivens the living experience with succulents, olive trees and a living green wall.
Studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom residences and penthouses feature clean lines, soothing aesthetics and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximize light and views. Warm textural interiors showcase fit and finishes curated by the acclaimed Loraline Design. Spacious patios provide a seamless connection to the outdoors, with several penthouses featuring private terraces with panoramic views stretching to the Downtown Los Angeles skyline.
Residents enjoy an array of amenities, resembling those of a luxury, boutique hotel, including a residents’ lounge, resort-style pool, meditation garden, wellness studio and open-air spa surrounded by glass walls framing views of the Silver Lake hillsides. The ground-floor retail space fosters a sense of community by creating a culinary and social destination for the residents of Vica and Silver Lake. Residents also enjoy a walkable, bikeable lifestyle within moments of the Silver Lake Reservoir, the famed Micheltorena Stairs, and the creative cafes, eateries, bars and boutiques of Sunset Junction and Silver Lake Boulevard.