New Community Design Evokes Resort Feel

NMS, a Los Angeles-based development company, has started construction on a $50 million multifamily community at La Cienega Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Los Angeles—NMS, a Los Angeles-based development company, has started construction on a $50 million multifamily community at La Cienega Boulevard in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The community, which will include 125 units, will be set apart from other local apartment buildings by its distinct design and style.

“The thrust of our design effort was to create an  environment which conveys the idea of an urban retreat in a hip setting,” Wade Killefer, design/principal of Killefer Flammang Architects, the architecture firm for the community, tells MHN. “The site is in a bustling area so the marketing strategy was to make prospective residents feel that this was a place where they could kick back and still be close to the action.”

According to Killefer, the focal point of the design is a three-story horizontal plaster element that floats across the La Cienega façade and peels away to reveal full height at the corner.

Additionally there is a 50-foot set back that will serve as a buffer between the project and the neighboring houses.

The exterior of the building will feature steel trowel stucco and sheet metal. There will also be a water feature monument and colorful plants, which will evoke a resort feel for the community.

The apartments will be loft-style. Ground-floor units include 11-foot ceilings and private patios and walkways. All of the units in the community will have balconies, granite countertops and bamboo cabinets.