ECHO PARK — A grand opening is planned this Sunday for the stark black-and-white homes of the Blackbirds development, with prices expected to range from the high $700,000 range to about a million dollars, according to local brokers.
Located near Vestal and Baxter streets, the 18-homes designed by architect Barbara Bestor resemble industrial-like sheds with pointed roofs and large windows. The two and three-story homes range in size from about 1,300 to nearly 2,000-square feet.
Prices at some of the other nearby new housing developments have topped $900,000. But Blackbirds would be the first to see new homes priced at about or above a million dollar. The homes will be sold in phases but details were not available. One three-bedroom home with 1,582-square-feet of space was listed on Redfin at $955,000.
The Eastsider contacted a representative for the builder for more details.
Bestor, who has designed numerous residential and commercial properties across Echo Park and Silver Lake, has won critical acclaim for her work. But the Blackbirds project was opposed by many residents concerned that the development, which required the demolition of several old homes, was not in keeping with the surroundings and would reduce street parking.
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