ECHO PARK — Not only has Echo Park become a destination to listen to bands at numerous nightspots, it’s also a popular place to make music. A few recording studios, ranging from sound-proofed (or nearly sound-proofed) garages to commercial-quality facilities, operate in the neighborhood. Now, one of these studios on Echo Park Avenue is up for sale for $2.4 million, according to LoopNet.
On the outside, the home Squeak E. Clean Productions does not look like much – just a wall of red, bumpy stucco and black metal security fencing. Inside, however, the 6,000-square-foot building wedged between homes and apartments is currently used as a “state-of-the-art” recording studio with offices and kitchen. This is where indie rockers the Yeah Yeah Yeahs recorded their fourth album.
Whether the building will remain a recording studio remains to be seen. The building’s bow-truss ceiling, concrete floors and exposed brick walls are some of the features that have proven attractive to many types of commercial users, including design firms, shops and restaurants.