Sun Tech Townhomes wins Santa Monica Conservancy Stewardship Award!

 Robert Chattel, historic preservation consultant, Alison Perchuk, former Sun Tech Townhomes HOA president and resident, and Tom Cleys, Santa Monica Conservancy board member

Robert Chattel, historic preservation consultant, Alison Perchuk, former Sun Tech Townhomes HOA president and resident, and Tom Cleys, Santa Monica Conservancy board member

Chattel is proud to announce that Sun Tech Townhomes Owners Association (HOA) received a 2018 Santa Monica Conservancy Stewardship Award. The award recognizes the diligent work necessary to maintain integrity of this 1981 Postmodern 18-unit Landmark.

In 2017 the property was designated a City of Santa Monica (City) Landmark, and in 2018 Chattel assisted in obtaining a Mills Act Contract between the HOA and the City to enable rehabilitation, restoration and maintenance. Without the Mills Act Contract, the scope of work would have been prohibitively expensive.

All 18 property owners had to consent to the HOA entering into the Mills Act Contract and Chattel facilitated this effort. While most Mills Act Contracts have a 10-year implementation schedule, due to the high cost and complexity of necessary work, a 15-year implementation schedule was proposed by the HOA and accepted by the City.

As an exemplar of modern design and technological innovation, Sun Tech Townhomes is a remarkable example of Postmodern design with asymmetrical volumes, grid-incised and curvilinear walls, distinct color palette and communal pathways. Our collaborative efforts ensure that this distinctive property will be preserved and shared with future generations.