Barbara Bestor-designed small lot home returns to market in Echo Park

Barbara Bestor-designed small lot home returns to market in Echo Park

September 2nd, 2018|Properties|

“We tried to do as many Schindler-like Aha! moments as we could,” says architect Barbara Bestor of Blackbirds, a collection of 18 small lot homes in Echo Park.

Barbara Bestor designed Blackbirds; a collection of small lot homes in Echo Park

3 bd / 3 ba

$1,349,000

Inside Barbara Bestor-designed small lot homes in Echo Park called Blackbirds

Sited on a large view parcel, Bestor perfectly blends the dwellings with the early 20th century craftsman homes of the neighborhood while giving a solid nod to modernism.

Clad in fibre-cement and standing-steam metal, the near black and white buildings are arranged around a “living street, also known as a woonerf, a central landscaped courtyard that serves a variety of uses.”

Homes range from two – three bedrooms like this larger architectural model offering 1,920 square feet of living space.

Inside, tall and expansive windows throughout take full advantage of views and light while maintaining a sense of privacy in the communal environment.

The main level opens to the living room, kitchen, and dining area with custom lighting, white oak flooring, custom cabinetry, walk in pantry, a half bath and built-in bookshelves.

Upstairs you’ll find a master suite, two additional bedrooms, a hall bath, office nook, and laundry area. While the lower level contains a two car garage with attached studio/office.

Mia Lehrer + Assoc. landscaped the grounds with Afghan pine and honey locust trees, Mexican elderberry, lavender and feather grass that are also found in nearby Elysian Park.

All of this and you’re close to local eats like Pollen, Ostrich Farm, and Dinette makes Blackbirds a winner amongst modernists.

Listed for $1.349 million.

Blackbirds is a collection of 18 small lot homes designed by Barbara Bestor
Barbara Bestor-designed small lot homes for sale in Echo Park
Blackbirds is a collection of 18 small lot homes in Echo Park designed by Barbara Bestor
Architectural small lot homes in Echo Park by Barbara Bestor
Blackbirds - small lot homes in Echo Park by Barbara Bestor
Blackbirds - small lot homes in Echo Park by Barbara Bestor

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Listing courtesy of Courtney Smith – Compass