The design firm, led by Simon Storey, told Dezeen, “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.”
Hidden amongst the towering cedars on a steep hillside located at 1955 Park Dr in Echo Park, the exterior is wrapped in cedar siding with 750 square-feet of cantilevered decks spanning two levels, allowing an effortless indoor-outdoor flow and access to canyon views and hours of endless sunsets.
Measuring 1,800 square feet, the three-bedroom, two-bath home features retractable glass walls, custom-made bookshelves that double as stairs, gas fire pit, solar hot water, an electric car charger, and a lofted playroom.
“Rooms bleed into each other but can also be sectioned off quite easily. There are custom bookshelves that form a staircase you can crawl up to read on. The living spaces are compact and make good use of space; you don’t feel cramped. There is natural light everywhere, as well as views shrouded in just the right amount of foliage,” says Wallpaper.
There’s also a second living room, second kitchen and third bedroom that can be used as an independent mother-in-law space, or integrated into the main living space.
Across the street from Elysian Park’s hiking trails, and near neighborhood cafes, bakeries, and an independent grocers, “The city is a block away, yet this spot feels otherworldly, close to nature.”
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Listing courtesy of Kristal Moffett and Juan Longfellow – Deasy Penner Podley