That’s Amore! Villa Largo Luxury Apartments Open Doors on June 23


By Art Tavana, Staff Writer

Cathedral ceilings and large windows make the upper Allegro unit glow, while a fireplace and recessed lights set the mood at night.

It was as if I was standing on the rooftop of my own private villa inTuscany: The Mediterranean wind gliding off my forehead, the sun radiating off the tint of my sunglasses, even the smell of fresh inland mountain air had a uniquely Italian aroma. But as it turns out, I was standing atop the all-new Villa Largo luxury apartments located at 4100 W. Hood Ave. in Burbank (directly over the old parking lot of the famous Smokehouse Restaurant).

Over four years in the making, with no expense spared, each unit at Villa Largo feels more like a private villa than a typical luxury apartment. With 12 unique floor plans throughout 24 units, Villa Largo seems to be redefining the living standards of the apartment community. Even the eye-popping Tuscan-inspired architecture, which includes imported Turkish tiles, private verandas, and vaulted ceilings, doesn’t manage to overshadow the simple fact that each floor plan is uniquely designed for specific living preferences.

Whether you’re looking for ultra-swanky double walk-in closets and luxury finishes of the MAGNIFICO unit, or the busy jetsetter lifestyle accented by the DOLCE studio, Villa Largo provides a private retreat away from work or worry. Nightly quiet hours, controlled access, and on-site management by the respected RPK Development create a haven for busy studio executives, Lakeside Golf Club members, or anyone seeking a designer home feeling.

Built only a block away from Warner Bros. and Lakeside Golf Club, at the epicenter of whereHollywoodmeets the studios ofBurbank, Villa Largo’s location will undoubtedly appeal to those seeking the star treatment without all the bright lights and noise ofHollywood Boulevard.

Open-concept kitchens feature stainless steel Bosch appliances, cherry cabinets with silent draw-ers, and a granite breakfast bar.

“We really wanted to combine the glamour ofHollywoodwith the cozy and quiet home-like feel of a Tuscan villa,” says owner and visionary behind Villa Largo, Ken Kaplan. He’s anL.A.native and owner of The Smokehouse Restaurant, just around the corner. And Kaplan’s not kidding. Villa Largo includes spacious common areas with amenities suited for the busy lifestyle of an executive: large rooftop deck for sun tanning; cool, shaded areas for Power Point planning; a modern fitness center; oversized Jacuzzi; and two Internet lounges for impromptu meetings. Yet somehow, Villa Largo feels like a place you should enjoy without working. The spacious underground parking garage, in-unit washer and dryer, gorgeous stainless steel appliances, and massive storage units are perfect for anyone seeking a modern rental option with old-world elegance.

One feature of Villa Largo that will appeal to every potential resident comes in the form of the delightful Julie Cavanaugh – the leasing agent and resident manager who is responsible for overseeing the place, while at the same time calling Villa Largo her home.

“Residents can feel comfortable knowing management is just steps away whenever they have an urgent question, require security when traveling, or just want to know a supervisor is regularly on the premises,” Cavanaugh says. She will be hosting the Premiere Party on Saturday evening, June 23, along with the Sunday afternoon Open House on June 24. “As a resident myself, I want Villa Largo to be a gracious addition to this cul-de-sac.” She added, “RPK Development maintains immaculate properties with pre-screened tenants who make good neighbors.”

Rents range from $1,700 to $3,750, with a minimum of a one-year lease agreement, and no pets are allowed. For more information, or to view some of the different floor plans and amenities, visit the website at

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