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17-unit condominium will rise one block south of Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood

SPF:architects is designing the building.

July 02, 2018 |

An existing apartment building on the corner of Fountain and North Harper Avenue in West Hollywood will be replaced by a new 17-unit, 23,000-sf condominium complex designed by SPF:architects.

The complex, named Harper17, was designed so all but three of the 17 apartments will be corner units. A raised “front yard” was created by taking half of the structure and setting it back by 30 feet. A second courtyard is located in the center of the building. Additional private rooftop terraces will be included with each top floor unit. Individual decks and patios are included with the remaining units to ensure all residents have a strong connection to nature.


Harper17 in West HollywoodRendering courtesy of SPF:a.


In an effort to enhance the first floor units and make them feel more like single-family homes, they have been isolated and provided with dedicated above-ground parking. Parking for the rest of the units will be distributed across the subterranean level.


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Harper17’s exterior will be dominated by bronze perforated aluminum geometrically arranged against smooth white cement board panels. “The panel system gives the building a strong style profile, but ultimately its most important function is programmatic,” says Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, SPF:a’s Founder and Design Principal. “The precise way we patterned the aluminum and cement panels defines and separates the individual living spaces, resulting in a feel that’s more like a home amidst a community and less like the ubiquitous and repetitious apartment or condo compound.”

Construction is expected to begin on Harper17 in spring 2019.


Harper17 near Sunset BoulevardRendering courtesy of SPF:a.


Harper17 in West HollywoodRendering courtesy of SPF:a.


Harper17 ground floor apartmentRendering courtesy of SPF:a.


Harper17Rendering courtesy of SPF:a.

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