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.
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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 pricy Silver Lake. Christian Návar, co-founder of L.A. architecture firm Modative, calls these "The iPhone or Prius of homes."
Echo Park has long been a haven for creative artists, and its appeal continues. Just ten minutes from downtown Los Angeles, Echo Park is convenient to employment in Hollywood, Glendale and Burbank. The downtown neighborhoods...