Monday, August 3, 2009

"Harper West Hollywood" Nearing Center Stage

Harper West HollywoodOne exciting project that has been on our radar for almost two years is nearing completion. Harper West Hollywood at 1236-1252 North Harper Avenue (between Fountain and Santa Monica Boulevards) is a ground-breaking preservation and redevelopment project that includes 32 new construction lofts and 8 affordable rental units. The historic Spanish-courtyard apartment building The Ramona is the centerpiece of this site redesign, around which two new loft-style buildings have been constructed.

Updated July 8, 2010: The project is now for sale, and Adner Realty Group is pleased to announce that we are doing the social media and online marketing for the project.  Units are priced from $499,000. 

Updated August 26, 2010: Harper West Hollywood has cut prices on the units an average of 12%.  

Harper West Hollywood Empty SiteThe architect for the project, Ric Abramson of Work Plays Studio-Architecture, preserved the best of the old Ramona and added a second courtyard with fountains and lots of green space, while retaining the mature trees and sight lines of the former site. (The preservation battle to 'Save the Ramona' was chronicled by Curbed LA.)

Harper West HollywoodThe new four- and five-story loft buildings will contain a mix of 14 large 1 bedroom / 1.5 bath units and 18 2 bedroom - 1.5 or 2 bath units ranging in size from 1,285 sq ft to 1,932 sq ft. The 8 760 sq ft Ramona units will be affordable housing. The 32 new units will include garden flat apartments, one- and two-floor units, as well as penthouse lofts.

Harper West HollywoodThe new lofts will have full height glass windows, exposed concrete features, wood floors, and operable fireplaces. Kitchens will have stainless steel appliances and stone slab countertops.

Two smaller new construction projects, 1200 Sweetzer (10 units) and 8265 Fountain (7 units), are only a half-block away. But Harper West Hollywood should stand up to the competition. With lots of green space, ample setbacks and what look like stellar layouts and units, this project is one to watch. Developer and General Contractor is GTO Development.