Top Property: Woman designer builds upscale home in Mar Vista

Our first visit to the Mar Vista neighborhood on the west side of Los Angeles exceeds expectations and not just because it was built and designed by a woman. In the male-dominated industry of home building and design, Gladkov is making her mark in Los Angeles.

11900 Westminster Place is an extensive remodel on a hilltop cul-de-sac with views of downtown LA and Century City. 

The founder of Halton Pardee + Partners, Tami Halton Pardee, leads Marla Tellez through this 5,500 sq. ft. 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom warm contemporary home that is the work of Katya Gladkov. 

For her latest project, Katya chose a smooth stucco façade and, inside, an indoor outdoor open floor plan that is filled with inviting natural stones and incredible attention to detail.

Details like the hidden-below-the staircase walk-in wine cellar and a closet designed specifically to house and protect the outdoor decorative pillows.  Yes, a closet just for the pillows. 

The master suite is elevated with high ceilings, a fireplace and more city views.The backyard is an entertainer’s oasis with a pool and spa, firepit, outdoor kitchen and plenty of room to roam. 

Asking price for this designer home built by a designing woman: $5,450,000.