Ariel view showing the 17 residences in context.

Ariel view showing the 17 residences in context.

Montebello Townhouses

....... location: .Montebello, CA
...... program: .Multi-Family Residential
.............area: .32,750 sf
...........client: .Sterling Reality Group
..........status: .Entitlement / Building Permits

The Montebello, Townhouses is a collection of 17 two and three bedroom residences in Montebello, California, commissioned by the Sterling Reality Group.

The project is comprised of three unit types which are repeated to reduce construction cost. Despite the repetition, the project appears highly varied due to the multiple orientations and cleaver ordering of the units. This allows each residence feel unique while maintaining an overall continuity.

Each townhome has an attached two-car garage accessed by a landscaped driveway that separates the three blocks that comprise the project. The front two blocks contain 14 units perpendicular to the street and the third block has three lager units that run parallel to the rear of the site.

 
The front of the project is set back form the street, creating landscaped entry courts and guest parkign.

The front of the project is set back form the street, creating landscaped entry courts and guest parkign.

The building has been set back from the street to make room for large landscaped entry courts that create an outdoor foyer beyond the gated entry into the project.  Through the gate, a landscaped walkways lead to the front door of each residence. This common path links the residences and creates a sense of community.

 
A central driveway separates the blocks, allowing direct access to the dedicated parking for each residences.

A central driveway separates the blocks, allowing direct access to the dedicated parking for each residences.

Once inside, each residence has a foyer with direct access to the garage and a light filled stairwell. This stair leads to the open plan kitchen and dining areas on the second floor and bedrooms on the third floor. The stair from the bedroom level continues up to a large roof deck that has views out across the city and that takes advantage of Southern California’s beautiful weather.

 
 
 
Large windows frame views over the city, some towards the San Bernardino Mountains, while others face Los Angeles’ dramatic skyline.

Large windows frame views over the city, some towards the San Bernardino Mountains, while others face Los Angeles’ dramatic skyline.

 
West elevation showing the side-yard entry courts.

West elevation showing the side-yard entry courts.

 
 
Isometric drawing of the 17 units.

Isometric drawing of the 17 units.

 
 
Third floor site plan showing the bedrooms cantilevering over the central drive aisle.

Third floor site plan showing the bedrooms cantilevering over the central drive aisle.