From the ruins of Hollywood's first permanent movie studio, Selig Polyscope Company, comes the film-history-saluting SL70 development, 70 single-family houses where Echo Park meets Silver Lake, on Glendale Boulevard just south of the 2 Freeway (the area called Edendale in the silent film days). According to a release for SL70, the detached three-story houses come in two-bedroom and three-bedroom models, positioned on streets which developer Trumark has named to recall the site's history in the silent film era (e.g., Silent Film Road, Tom Mix Drive after the movie star/cowboy who filmed at the studio). At the same time, Trumark plays up the hipness of the neighborhood on its freshly-launched website, which shows off bearded and fedora-wearing locals and adorable boutiques. The houses will range from 1,219 to 1,469 square feet, all with garage parking for two cars, and some with a fourth-floor rooftop deck offering a probably noisy but definitely beautiful partial skyline view, as seen in SL70's video tour below. The houses are expected to start at $600,000 (*although no prices have been announced yet). Sales are set to start in late spring.
· SL70 [Official Site]
· Selig Polyscope Development In Echo Park Getting Adorable Film History Street Names [Curbed LA]