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CurbedLA: Barbara Bestor's Blackbirds Houses Break Ground in Echo Park

April 4, 2014

Barbara Bestor's Blackbirds Houses Break Ground in Echo Park

Blackbirds, an 18-unit project designed by local starchitect Barbara Bestor and developed by LocalConstruct broke ground today on an Echo Park hillside. The residences, built under the city's small lot subdivision ordinance (it allows lots of detached houses on one parcel), will be 1,350 to 1,650 square feet, each with their own private yard. Here we have fresh new renderings showing the interiors, with lots of wood and natural light in the mixture of single-family houses, duplexes, and triplexes. This is Bestor's first non-single-family residential project and she's looking to imbue it with "stealth density", she told the Architect's Newspaper when the project was first gearing up.