The Jane Club will be relocating its operations to 429 N. Larchmont Blvd., north of Beverly Blvd., in the commercially-zoned part of the neighborhood. The move from the club’s current location, at 236 S. Larchmont, will end the occupation of its controversial current home in a residentially-zoned portion of the neighborhood. According to to the Jane Club’s website, the club offers community, networking, childcare and professional support for working women.
Jane Club co-founder Jess Zaino told to the Larchmont Village Neighborhood Association last night that the club hosted an event last week for presidential hopeful Senator Kirsten Gillibrand as part of the “soft” opening of the club’s new location. Zaino said it would be officially opening very soon. The club also hosted an Oscar watch party at the new location, for the National Alliance of Domestic Workers, according to KCBS local news.
“We are always pleased when someone who was a law-breaker becomes law abiding,” said Charles D’Atri, LVNA President. “The move brings them into compliance with the law. It brings some vitality to North Larchmont and gets rid of a problem on South Larchmont, so we welcomed them to the neighborhood.”
429 N. Larchmont was designed and built by architect Scott Johnson of Johnson Fain Architects his family in 2000. Judy Horton designed the small gardens in front and back of residence. The 5,000 square foot residence won the Los Angeles Architectural Award, Housing Category from the Los Angeles Business Council in 2004.
Johnson sold the property in 2013 and it has been home to various owners using the building for commercials uses according to real estate records.
“The property was listed for residential and/or commercial use. Glass curtain wall on corrugated facade. Lower foyer leads to media studio room and formal dining garden. Central stairway ascends to primary entertaining areas – living, dining room, pool and sculptural pavilions, chef kitchen. Acoustically sensitive master suite. Third level with two additional bedrooms/offices, semicircular study & two roof decks. 4.5 baths, 4-car covered parking with additional off-street parking, 3 fireplaces, laundry, cutting garden,” according to realtor.com