ECHO PARK — Last year an investment group called Timberlane Partners paid $7.2 million for the Mediterranean-style apartment complex at Echo Park Avenue and Fairbanks Place, with one of the new owners saying the goal was to make the place look like a “Moroccan boutique hotel.” What does a Moroccan boutique hotel look like? Apparently a lot of watermelon-colored paint is involved given the work now under way at the 32-unit building.
One section of the complex, most of which was built in the early 1920s, consists of eight, separate two-story buildings that step down the hillside from Fairbanks Place to Echo Park Avenue. At one point the apartments were known as McCallister Manor, with the name prominently displayed on a roof-top neon sign that is long-gone.
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