House in Trees, Echo Park

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House in Trees, Echo Park

South Los Angeles, USA – design by Anonymous Architects

Jan 20, 2017

House in Trees

Design: Anonymous Architects

Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California

House in Trees

House in Trees

The site is characterized by its remote feeling and mature trees; this despite being surrounded by dense urban development. It is an unusual paradox to have such a natural setting that occurs in the middle of Los Angeles – a city known for its endless sprawl and crawling traffic.

House in Trees

House in Trees

The goal was to preserve the natural features where practical – even if this meant having a tree grow through the house. The steep hillside allows the house to cantilever as a design solution to minimize foundations. This act of cantilevering also preserves as much native yard space as possible for planting.

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House in Trees

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To maintain privacy, the house is located close to the center of the lot to create a buffer between it – and other adjoining conditions such as a public street and other houses.

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House in Trees

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The house is conceived as two separate units under one roof. The main part of the house is two bedrooms and is designed for a family of four. The other component – separated by an outdoor breezeway – is self-contained with one bedroom, a living area, a bathroom, and a kitchen.

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This secondary area is used daily as an office and entertainment area, but can easily be closed off from the main space and used by visiting friends or family.

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House in Trees – Building Information

Date of completion: 2015
Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California
Clients: Alex Klein & Joanie Ellen
Architect: Simon Storey, Anonymous Architects
Building sq.ft: 2,000 (approx. sq.m 200)
Method of construction: Concrete pile foundation with concrete pilasters above grade; steel (primary floor structure – cantilevers); timber floor, walls and roof.
Primary Materials: Western red cedar (fire treated); standing seam metal roofing.
Interior Materials: Reclaimed chestnut flooring, concrete slab floors, walnut cabinetry, hexagon floor tile.
Brand names/ products used: Bertazzoni kitchen appliances, Duravit whiteware (sinks), Hansgrohe faucets and fixtures (bathrooms). La Cantina bi-folding doors.

House in Trees

House in Trees

Photographers: Steve King & Michael Wells

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