Echo Park: Black Birds Small Lot Homes Coming Soon

Echo Park Black Birds development is well under way

On an Echo Park hillside, architect Barbara Bestor is bringing a new twist to development under the Los Angeles' small lot subdivision ordinance.  Blackbirds, an 18-unit project under development by LocalConstruct, offers what Ms. Bestor calls "stealth density."  The project has been in the works for quite a while now but as you can see from the photos below, they are getting closer.  This month, they started offering hardhat tours. Let me know … [Read more...]

Silver Lake and Echo Park Homes From Planet Home Living

new construction in echo park from planet home living

Planet Home Living is stepping up to meet the need for affordable, modern homes in Echo Park and Silver Lake. With four new developments underway, those who prefer the minimalist design will soon have a choice of homes built for their urban, hipster lifestyle. These homes, built "up" instead of "out," offer a small footprint along with simplified elegance. These small lot sizes contribute to the lower cost, making new homes affordable even in … [Read more...]

Altadena Pool home on almost 1/2 acre!

Altadena pool home with huge yard

Altadena is famous for its tree-lined streets and homes tucked into the foothills of the Sierra Madres.  Another note is that you can still find homes on big lots.  1441 E Altadena Drive is one such home.  This single story tradition/ranch style home on just shy of a ½ acre is set back from the street by a circular driveway. There are original hardwood floors in the living room, dining room, front bedroom and library,  The house boast … [Read more...]

New Construction in Silver Lake – Latitudes

Latitudes - New construction in Silver Lake

Latitudes in Silver Lake – It's not just a home, it's a lifestyle Are you looking for new Construction in Silver Lake?  Latitudes is serving up house in with style. You'll choose from 63 ultra-hip, ultra-convenient tri-level townhouse condominiums - each boasting 2 to 4 bedrooms and up to 1,900 square feet of living space. These homes offer contemporary architecture, all the latest energy saving green building features, designer finishes, roof … [Read more...]

Meet the Latest and Greatest Affordable Housing Option in NELA


Something very cool and very inspired is happening in Los Angeles real estate right now. And I, for one, think its time has come. I'm talking about small footprint, eco-friendly, affordable housing geared towards first-time home buyers. One of the most exciting developments is happening at NELA Union in Glassell Park. It's on Verdugo Road right off the 2 freeway, in a neighborhood that is set to become the next thing, ala Highland Park. … [Read more...]