Blackbirds, New 18 Unit Community, Being Built in Echo Park

April 4, 2015

Blackbirds, New 18 Unit Community, Being Built in Echo Park
Community taking shape in Echo Park.

Echo Park, CA, April 26, 2015 --( Nestled in the hilltops of Echo Park, a new type of community
is taking root. Developed by LocalConstruct and designed by Bestor Architecture, Blackbirds balances urban
living, community, and nature with modernist architecture that thoughtfully blends private, semi-private and
public space. Opening in June 2015, Blackbirds will arrange 18 homes around individual and communal
outdoor spaces. Instead of a parking lot, a living street, also known as the woonerf, serves as
the parking area for the homes. Courtney+Kurt Real Estate, of Nourmand & Associates Realtors, are
representing the Developer of Blackbirds.

The Blackbirds design team comprises, Bestor Architecture, Architecture & Interiors, Mia Lehrer + Associates,
Landscape Architecture, and Brendan Ravenhill, Lighting. They have created a precedent setting design that
respects the neighborhood, but also functions under a new set of ideas. Blackbirds takes a different approach
to how locals live, play, and interact.

The community features: living street (Woonerf) accommodating multiple semi-public uses, exposed aggregate
and decomposed concrete surfaces, architectural cast-in-place concrete walls and surfaces, drought tolerant
landscape and mature trees, benches and private outdoor areas with city and mountain views.

The homes feature: rooftop decks, private yards/patios and cantilevered balconies, expansive windows
with city and mountain views, vaulted ceilings and skylights, open floor plans with cooktop islands and bar
seating, flexible bonus spaces for home office, media or art studio, built in bookcases and custom millwork
2 and 3 bedroom floor plans with 2.5 baths, floor plans ranging between 1,365-1,920 sf. 2 private
parking spaces and some private garages. The fixtures and finishes include: Brendan Ravenhill lighting
fixtures, Arcadia aluminum windows, Bosch appliances, Hansgrohe, Kohler and Toto plumbing fixtures,
solid white oak, polished concrete and ceramic tile flooring, and Carrara marble countertops.