Magnolia Apartment

Scope of Work New Construction
Location Los Angeles, CA
Completion Under Design

The new Magnolia multi-family Apartment buildings transform existing single family homes into a total of 57-unit apartment complexes for all prospective residents. The site is largely craftsman-style single family home neighborhood. The introduction of density in the neighborhood strategizes nearby easy access to public transportation and urban resources.

The two buildings are both located on the same neighborhood block, sitting on Magnolia Avenue. The first building is a 21-unit apartment on a corner lot. Down the street, the second building combines which used to be two separate lots into a 36-unit apartment. Both projects 

are a 5-story building above ground level with an underground parking lot. On top, there is a roof deck that gives an overview of the city.

Rather than going with traditional earth tone colors, the two projects use mostly gray tone colors with a signature blue. The modern color scheme reflects the contemporary urban lifestyle PQNK wants to introduce. The project balances preserving the historic neighborhood with the emerging new densification of the city. The exterior design, through details that allude to the craftsman style, seeks to establish a harmonious relationship between the new buildings’ volume to the smaller scale single-family residences.