America's most prolific home builder is once again plying its trade in Mid-City Los Angeles.  As pointed out by a few keen observers, Forth Worth-based developer D.R. Horton recently broke ground on a 60-lot residential subdivision at the corner of Sawyer Street and Fairfax Avenue.  Each new homes will stand two-stories, offering three and four bedroom floor plans ranging from 2,590 to 2,900 square feet in size.  Renderings from Santa Monica-based Van Tilburg, Banyard & Soderberg Architects portray a series of Spanish Revival style houses, inspiring one e-mail tipster to quip that it "looks like a piece of the Inland Empire has landed in Mid-City."  Asking prices will reportedly start at $1.2 million (ouch).

In previous years, the approximately ten-acre development site served as home for the classic KHJ AM Radio Towers.  Built in the mid-1930s, the towers were a well known landmark for commuters along the Santa Monica Freeway until their demolition last Spring.  For more on their history, check out this article from the Long Beach Report.


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Two Residential-Retail Developments Coming to Cloverfield & Broadway

Three-story buildings to rise in Santa Monica.

This week, the Santa Monica Architectural Review Board will consider a pair of mixed-use apartment buildings planned at the northwest corner of Broadway and Cloverfield Boulevard.

Both projects, which would replace several small office buildings, are proposed by Los Angeles-based real estate firm LaTerra Development with design work by Venice-based Tighe Architecture.