One of Barbara Bestor’s Blackbirds is up for grabs in Echo Park

Blackbirds, a micro-neighborhood consisting of 18 homes designed by Barbara Bestor, is still massively appealing.

Blackbirds Home by Barbara Bestor For Sale in Echo Park

3 bd / 2.5 ba


Blackbirds Small Lot Home by Barbara Bestor

When a small lot home is done right it offers the perfect balance between architectural details, relative affordability, and community. Built in the hills of Echo Park, Bestor says, “The community is a thoughtful blend of private, semi-private and public space, and promotes connections with neighbors and the community by encouraging interaction and exchange …. The emphasis of the design is on a higher quality of life within an urban context.”

Dark grey or white fibre-cement and standing-steam metal decorate the dwellings that line the “living street: a central courtyard that comprises both landscape and parking areas, as well as serving as the stage for larger community functions and play.”

Polished concrete and white oak flooring anchor the 1,580 square feet interior filled with custom lighting by Brendan Ravenhill, custom cabinetry, and floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.

A sense of indoor/outdoor living is accomplished throughout by large windows that take in sweeping views of the hills beyond, along with a rooftop deck off the spacious master bedrooms, and access to a private yard below.

Landscape design by Mia Lehrer + Assoc enhances the central living street and frames the views from each floor.

The project sold out in 2015 with very few offerings since. This three bedroom, 2.5 bath home is asking $1,095,000 with a small monthly maintenance fee.

Blackbrids Small Lot Home by Barbara Bestor For Sale in Echo Park
Blackbirds Small Lot Home in Echo Park CA
Blackbirds Small Lot Home For Sale 90026
Blackbirds Small Lot Home by Barbara Bestor in Echo Park
Blackbirds Small Lot Home by Barbara Bestor in Echo Park


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