Aaron over at AT:NY was kind enough to give us a heads up about this recent article in the NY Times about the West Hollywood two-story condominium development called Habitat 825. Designed by Los Angeles architect, Lorcan O'Herlihy, the 19-unit building at 825 North Kings Road has garnered a lot of interest and praise:
The Los Angeles Times called Habitat 825, which was completed in the fall, one of the most significant projects of 2007, and a rich symbol of "a city struggling to escape its adolescence and define its early adulthood."
See what the hooplah is all about underneath the cut...
Habitat 825 was designed with a courtyard design, which could be a nod back to LA's tradition of courtyard apartment complexes. And each 2-3 bedroom units come appointed with some desirable features not always offered with typical condo developments: 8'10" to 16' ceilings, private roof decks, balconies or patios, recessed lighting, sound and UV insulated windows, and in-unit washer/dryer hook-ups. The open-plan kitchens, with custom Italian cabinetry by Boffi and stainless steel appliances by Miele, with all the interiors designed by Lorcan O'Herlihy, AIA and French interior designer, Josette Flicker, all make Habitat 825 one high end dwelling (and the $1.3 million price tag says so also).
[Photos: Ethan Pines for The New York Times]