KB Homes Returns to Playa Vista with New Skylar and Asher Neighborhoods
- Jul 25, 2014
KB Homes has unveiled two new communities in the Playa Vista submarket. The company, one of the largest home builders in the United States, recently presented its plans for Skylar and Asher, two communities totaling 129 new residential units that will be added to the area’s housing stock upon completion.
Asher will include 36 three-story upscale homes that range in size from 2,435 to 2,757 square feet. The luxury homes include up to five bedrooms, four baths and two-car garages. The homes include private, built-in elevators, patios and decks on every floor, that underline the idea of outdoor living promoted by the Asher community. The project was awarded with a Gold Nugget Award in the single-family detached home category at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.
The Skylar at Playa Vista community will feature a total of 93 high-end condominium units. The units each come with their private garage, in a wide variety of floor plans that range between 1,905 and 2,449 square feet of space. The larger floor plans offer four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and two-car garages. The community will also include EV charging stations for electric cars.
The two communities were designed by SoCal architect Barry Berkus. The residences at both the Asher and the Skylar offer a range of optional décor and structural choices including European-style bi-fold cabinets, wired or glass-accented stair railings, and high-end stainless steel appliances. KB Homes has employed smart planning, energy efficiency, water conservation and other measures in the development of the two communities. This has led to the communities being awarded LEED Platinum certification from the United States Green Building Council. KB Homes rolled out a similar Playa Vista neighborhood, also LEED Platinum certified, named Primera Terra. That community sold out back in 2012.