Developer Gerding Edlen has officially released its Venice mixed-use apartments into the world and the newborn has a name: The Frank. How jaunty, the logo even has a little mustache on it (which is where our baby metaphor falls completely apart). Move-ins at the building, which sits on the former site of the Pioneer French Bakery, are expected to start next month, still ahead of the developer's original schedule. The project is named for Francis Ryan, who was Abbot Kinney's business partner, but died "a few years before Kinney turned the Venice canals into a cultural community," according to a GE press release. The Frank has 70 units, a dog run, bike storage, herb garden, a barbecue area, and two levels of underground parking. It'll share space with a handful of restaurants--so far, Piccolo and Cafe Gratitude have been announced. All units come with washer/dryers, gas ranges, and a patio or balcony. The Frank has also commissioned 20 pieces of original art by nine artists,
One-bedrooms start at (sharp inhale) $2,995; two-bedrooms start at $3,950; townhouses start at $4,850. Perhaps some of those new Google staffers in town are interested.
· The Frank [Official Site]
· March Opening for Mixed-Use at Venice's Old Pioneer Bakery [Curbed LA]