Withee Malcolm Architects to Design Oscar de la Hoya’s First Golden Boy Partners Project

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorSouth Gate, Calif.–The real estate development company founded by boxing star Oscar De La Hoya, Golden Boy Partners, has unveiled the company’s first housing venture, Tierra del Rey, 107 for-sale attached town homes project located on five acres at Firestone Boulevard and Calden Avenue in South Gate, Calif.Withee Malcolm Architects has been hired to design the project. Golden Boy Partners focuses on underserved, primarily Latino, urban neighborhoods in Southern California and its first project is designed for working families. Ranging from 1,200 to 1,600 sq. ft. Tierra Del Rey features two- and three-bedrooms with up to three and one-half baths. With two- and three-bedroom options on three levels, the floor plans offer the possibility of an extra bedroom or den on the first floor, a bonus space that could be used for a grandparent in an extended family. “Our goal is to provide new housing for current residents of South Gate, and to offer an opportunity for young people to purchase homes near their families and become residents of the community where they grew up,” says Larry Scott, president of Metro Housing Partners, the community’s developer. De La Hoya adds, “Tierra del Rey realizes our vision for urban redevelopment that supports the dreams and aspirations of the people who live in underserved communities like South Gate.”Borrowing its architectural styles from the Mediterranean and Santa Barbara, the development will feature stucco exteriors, tile roofs and private balconies. The gated community will offer extensive landscaping and family amenities including two pocket parks with playgrounds, barbecues and sun shelters. Many of the homes will offer views of the downtown Los Angeles skyline.”Budgets are more restrictive, but we add value with an inventive design approach — using common materials in uncommon ways, paying attention to scale and detail,” adds Dirk Thelen, Withee Malcolm’s design architect for the project. “We provide more than architecture; we create a sense of possibility.”