Finding Your People: Node Living Opens In Echo ParkAuthor:Abigail Stone
Because of its size and the way it’s designed, with cars being the primary mode of transporation, Los Angeles can be a lonely city for newcomers. With the opening of the first west coast itineration of their “curated living” concept in January, Node Los Angeles hopes to change the transplant experience.
The idea is to bring together beautifully designed fully-furnished private apartments, welcoming communal spaces and a community curator whose mission is to foster friendships and social events for the vibrant community of residents. They’ve already had success around the world with locations in Toronto, Brooklyn, Seattle, Dublin and London.
The Los Angeles outpost, nestled on Sunset Boulevard in a vibrant section of Echo Park, revives two sets of carefully renovated and restored circa-1900 bungalow courts, a classic but quickly disappearing architectural style (there are only 350 remaining in the city), pivoting around a central courtyard. “The style pays homage to early LA architecture and will further the unique sense of community amongst residents – which it was intended to do from its conception 100 years ago,” said Anil Khera, Founder and CEO of Node.
Designed by DesignAgency, the team behind Majordomo, the bright and airy interiors feature high pitch ceilings with original Douglas Fir beams, private patios, a communal residents’ deck and a high-spec kitchen with a retro Smeg refrigerator. Hi-speed WiFi, Google Home, air conditioning, in-unit washer/dryer and utilities are all included.
Prices start at $2,850+ and are all inclusive of utilities and furnishings. For more information, click here.