NOMINATED BY: Affirmed HousingPROJECT STATEMENT: Bella Vita offers 65 affordable one- and two-bedroom apartments in a four-story building on a rectangular, 1.22-acre lot. Included are 20,000 square feet of common areas, including a community room, a public community garden, furnished outdoor patios, theater area, podium gardens and park area, as well as 3,000 square feet of commercial space. The façade facing Sepulveda Boulevard is bold and colorful. Interior courtyards offer private spaces for residents.
The rooftop features solar photovoltaic (PV) as well as a solar thermal hot water/central boiler to offset resident utilities. Services available to residents include social services, arts and crafts, exercise classes and computer education.
PHOTOGRAPHER: Applied PhotographyPROJECT WEBSITE: affirmedhousing.com/completed/bella-vita