The architectural firm Marmol Radziner brought its reputation for sleek contemporary design to Echo Park when it created a dark box of stucco and glass for a steep hillside lot overlooking Sunset Boulevard. The four-unit Edwards Apartments on Quintero Street was completed in 2007 and stands in contrast to the conventional looking (some would say fugly) Quintero Townhomes built at about the same time down the hill at the corner of Quintero and Sunset. The Marmol Radziner design and dark exterior certainly help the Edwards Apartment stand out from its neighbors but will these features now help sell the building? The nearly 4,000-square foot building recently went on the market at an asking price of $1.05 million in a short sale. The listing plays up the Edwards’ architectural pedigree:
At 1330 Marmol Radziner Architects have utilized a townhouse configuration to maximize privacy, and elevate the rooms to the spectacular city views. Sheltering cantilevered overhangs reference Schindler’s historic work, and provide protective shading.
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