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Skinny Eel's Nest Home and Office in LA Takes Cues from Impossibly Narrow Japanese Lots

by , 03/13/13



Anonymous Architects, Echo Park, daylighting, narrow home and office, Eel's Nest, Los Angeles, Japanese Design, minimalist design, natural light, daylighting, Big & Small House, green design, urban design, sustainable design, Hollywood sign

The original home was built on this unique 780 square foot lot in 1929, and although most of it had to be demolished, some of the original basement walls are still visible. Anonymous Architects focused on bringing as much natural light into the building as possible. This was achieved by creating supersized windows that at times take up entire interior walls and leaving the staircase open.

As a result, daylighting penetrates into all three levels of the home that is lined with an uplifting but minimalist series of natural wood floors and cabinets. The rooftop deck is planted with olive trees and views above the dense urban landscape extend as far as the Hollywood sign and the nearby San Gabriel Mountains. If you like this design, you’ll love the Big & Small House also featured recently on Inhabitat.

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