Sleek and shiny is not what comes to mind when you think of your typical home in Atwater Village, where streets are lined mostly with one and two-story Spanish-Colonial and Tudor-style cottages. But a new development of narrow, three-story residences on Casitas Avenue is going to test the demand for contemporary-styled and pricey new Atwater homes. The first three-story home in what has been called Casitas Village – now called Atwater Crossing, according to a real estate listing – hit the market this week at $999,500.
The nearly 30-unit project – developed by Avo Tavitian, who is also involved in the Atwater Crossing complex of studios across the street- was first conceived as a larger, 90-unit project that resembled a high-tech industrial compound. What got built is far smaller and more conventional but is still features a lot of glass, metal and concrete. What’s behind that sleek facade? The listing for the $999,500 says:
This contemporary open concept home has 2319 square feet, 2 bedrooms (with a flex room option for a 3rd bedroom/office), 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage, retractable windows, solar panels, walk-able roof/patio with built-in bbq and full kitchen, private ~~ bath, dumb-waiter access from garage, kitchen to roof top deck, room for sunbathing/ hot tub and herb garden, and sweeping 360 degree views of downtown, Forest Lawn to Griffith park.
The project may appear to be attached condominiums but are really single, family homes created under the city’s small lot division ordinance.