Santa Monica

1755 Ocean Ave

Price 10,995,000 USD


This penthouse is perched atop the seychelle, one of the newest, highly sought-after residential buildings on ocean avenue. This ultra-luxurious unit designed by award-winning clodagh design from nyc features amazing ocean views from the living room, dining area, and master bedroom.

  • KEY DETAILS:
  • 3 BEDS
  • 4 BATHS
  • 37,909 SQFT
  • YEAR BUILT: 2014
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Contemporary design with open living spaces, a gourmet kitchen. The seychelle is one of the premier newly constructed buildings in los angeles and is similar to a five-star luxury hotel. Amenities include a 24-hour concierge/doorman, an incredible rooftop pool/spa with cabanas, and tons of outdoor entertainment/lounging/dining space. The building also includes a top-notch fitness center with a yoga/pilates studio, a business center, a pet spa, bike storage, and upscale dining. World-class location across the street from the beach and right at the hub where main street and 3rd street promenade connect. If you are looking to live an incredible lifestyle the amenitiesthe amenity program at the seychelle is designed to provide luxurious and state of the art services that make life more seamless, relaxing, and pleasurable. Everything has been considered your exceptional lifestyle experience begins from the moment you pull into the covered controlled garage, leave your car parked in your side by side parking spaces, and step into the elevator foyer and ride the elevator to your penthouse unit! The 3rd floor is home to a full-service state of the art fitness center with peloton bikes and a private pilates/yoga room, outdoor area is the perfect patio for a real center for relaxation. This is also the heart of the exercise facility, with a fitness center, pilates studio, and with a glorious sun terrace overlooking the pacific ocean. Private amenities dedicated, parking for guests, and ample parking for owners private residents' entry is on ocean avenue, featuring clodagh custom-designed bronze ornamental metalwork, and a fully equipped residents lobbyhigh-speed passenger and service elevators multiple floors of private amenities a modern and complete fitness center with top-of-the-line cardiovascular and strength training equipment, a pilates studio, a relaxed energy studio reserve the business suite featuring a conference room and computers equipped with printers for all your business needs event suite on the roof with full kitchen + bbq grills, along with private cabanas for all entertainment needs, topped with availability for private reservation landscaped grand terrace overlooking the ocean with lounge furniture and 2 outdoor bbq areas inside a fabulous fully equipped kitchen with catering possibilities! The terrace pool has multiple, splendid sitting areas, overlooking the pacific ocean and santa monica coast, whether to enjoy swimming, the sun, or the shaded private cabana seating areaprivate dining room for 25 people with catering kitchen -- just call your concierge to reserve for private uselounge with fireplace and spectacular views, with access to the grand pool and spa terraceshared amenitiestwo recreational decks overlooking the ocean, featuring an outdoor pool with lounge area, reservable outdoor kitchens, and cabanas, along with fire pit lounges additional fitness and wellness facilities,the third floor includes a fitness club featuring top-of-the-line cardiovascular, strength, and functional performance and training studios. Pool and spa with access to an outdoor terrace overlooking ocean ave and the pacific ocean. Views of the santa monica pier and malibu coast as well!! Additional entertainment suite featuring a catering kitchen and direct access to the recreational deck. Best in class services the residents and guests of the seychelle will receive the highest levels of service, including building management by related management. Onsite services and features include: 24-hour concierge doorman package room with long term storage if needed in-home package delivery bicycle storage pet retreat and services valet dry cleaning.

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MLS ID21-779044
NUMBER OF BEDROOMS3
NUMBER OF BATHROOMS4
STORIES10
LOT size37,909 SQFT
YEAR BUILT2014
SOURCE OF RECORDSVendor Enhanced
Days on Market71
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Neil Rain Persad

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Neil Rain Persad, a British ex-pat is the acting broker and owner. He was born and raised in London with parents of Caribbean descent. His parents emigrated from Trinidad, and found themselves as young adults in a harsh reality of a not so welcoming London in the 1970’s. From very humble beginnings, his Mum was an emergency room nurse, while his Dad worked his way from a nurse to a respected position at the United Nations.

By advice of his primary school headmistress, he sat the entrance exam to Emanuel Secondary School, one of the top private schools in England. Receiving a half-scholarship to attend, he found himself surrounded by everyone from the affluent and notable, to royalty. At the end of every day, he would join a small group of outsiders at the train station who went home south of the river Thames, while the others went home to central London mansions and affluent lifestyles. Americans tend to pool all Brits into the same category, but the reality is that this was a clear illustration of the British class system. This contrast and unique ability to exist in both worlds was the unexpected honing of a skillset that would be invaluable in a later real estate career.

After graduating, he had a falling out with his parents. Initially he stayed with a very talented and handy uncle who taught him carpentry and remodeling, and an aunt that put 3 meals on the table every day. A short-lived return to his parents ended horribly. Without their support, he related to life more as an artist, with an interest in art, architecture, decor, and music. After exhausting the aide of charitable friends and their families, he eventually found himself homeless at 16, living on the streets of London for an entire year while waiting for help from local assistance programs. His only belongings were two guitars; a Les Paul, and an Epiphone, along with a backpack holding a few clothes.

After working odd jobs, including pizza delivery, he was taken in by a Venezuelan and Spanish Taekwondo champion Elias Biescas Rue, who taught him Taekwondo free of charge, and became a big brother and mentor to him. Under this guidance and training, he excelled at Taekwondo, and went on to compete at the national level, often knocking out opponents with Elias’ signature hook kick. In one sparring session, he regrettably broke the skull of the national champion at that time, with the same kick. This surprising education, life experience, training, and discipline would go on to shape his ethics and rules towards life, and ultimately his real estate practise.
Slowly rebuilding his life, he worked at a sound production company loading trucks for events, with the promise to be trained as a sound engineer. During this time, he rekindled his relationship with his parents. 5 years had passed since the last time he had seen them. His Dad encouraged him to use his dual citizenship status and make a go of a life in the United States. Something he had wanted to do for himself, but had been unable to.
Knowing there was a looming move to Los Angeles, he spent some time travelling and living around Europe, working odd jobs, and experiencing architecture and design around Europe first hand.

He moved to Los Angeles in 1998, initially staying with welcoming family, and subsequently set out on his own to begin the next chapter. He didn’t know anyone outside of a few family members. Returning to education while working 3 jobs, his first job was loading trucks at a Robinsons May distribution center. Later, while renting a small room in the hood, he taught Taekwondo where one of his students Wayne Chen, won an Olympic medal. Wayne gave one of his medals to him as a sign of appreciation.

After graduating university with a bachelor’s in business management, he began a 15-year corporate career working at fortune 100 companies such as Disney, Sony, Goodrich, and eventually ended up in investment banking at Merrill Lynch during its golden years. During that time, he bought his first house and was misrepresented on the purchase. He learned everything a real estate agent shouldn’t be from this experience.

Unexpectedly, just after rebuilding their relationship, his Dad was diagnosed with stage 4 Pancreatic cancer. Pulling the equity out of his home to pay for his father’s medical bills and to fund a life-saving surgery, his father didn’t survive, and passed away at 52 years old. Neil was 25, almost $1m in debt, and back to rock bottom. Fortunately, a successful career unfolded, but the death of his father encouraged him to later walk away from it to begin following his love for art, interiors, property and décor.

Upon being told that the Beverly Hills market was tough to penetrate and that he should think about suburban areas, his first deal was for $1m in the Hollywood Hills. Over 12 years, he has built a client base of celebrities, business personalities, several billionaires, and royalty from 3 nations.
After migrating between all the top firms in Los Angeles, he eventually realised that all of the above, gave him a very unique perspective on life and business. He also identified that all the top players and firms in LA were wholly focused on sales and numbers. Behind closed doors, everyone was the same, but sadly no one really seemed to care about their clients. This became the epicenter of Kensington & Beverly, his own firm that would focus on taking care of clients, their welfare, habitat, assets, and ultimately well-being of their family.

“After my experiences, disappointments, failures and minute successes; I unequivocally understand the needs of my clients. I will never do anything to comprise that. This is my one gift. My mission is to use this, to protect them, but get them what they need.”

Upon rescuing his dog, Nala, a Boxer-Ridgeback mix, Neil became best friends with Marc Ching, the pet wellness and animal welfare advocate. They quickly bonded due to their unique life experiences. They had major influences in each other’s lives and Neil became a board member and ambassador for Marc’s small rescue that housed only the worst-off dogs. This later became The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation. In 2018, he split his time between real estate, and restructuring and re-staffing the foundation. In the same year, they wrote the bill to ban fur in Los Angeles, which was passed in 2019. Today, you can find Neil training at Lb4lb boxing gym, Rey Diogo Jiu-Jitsu, and playing one of his “3” guitars.


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