Small lot residence at The Mews in Atwater Village asks $929K

“You’re coming home to your personal kinda California glass dream house” is how real estate developer, Rachel Gerstein, describes The Mews in Atwater Village.

Gerstein teamed up with the award-winning architect firm, Corsini + Stark, to design 23 eco-friendly single-family homes in Atwater Village using Los Angeles’ small lot ordinance.

The living room of the Mews in Atwater
The living room, TV, and bookshelf

The design concept for the dwellings stems from several historic housing types. Rick Corsini describes the mews as “a grouping of small dwellings which front on an alley or pedestrian passage,” combining it with traditional urban row housing, adding a courtyard that becomes the heart and soul of the house, and then using a clear modernist idea of space.

The dining room and kitchen area
The dining room and side yard sitting place
The dining room and side yard of the Mews in Atwater

Completed in 2010, the two-story home offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms with enviable modern features. The C-shaped floor plan offers high ceilings and walls of glass that fill the house with light, showcasing beautiful polished concrete and dark bamboo floors. You’ll find marble countertops, Bosch appliances, and a tile backsplash in the kitchen.

The bedroom, wardrobe, and balcony
The bathroom basin of the Mews in Atwater

Downstairs opens up to a dramatic atrium-style courtyard. There’s a large main bedroom with an attached bathroom and two additional bedrooms for guests or workspace. There is a private front patio and a directly-accessible two-car garage with laundry. Systems include solar panels, water softening, central a/c, Nest thermostat, and smart lighting.

The heart of Atwater Village is nearby with local favorites Good Measure, All’acqua, The Morrison, and Proof Bakery, along with the walking/biking trails of the LA River. Listed by Tracy Do and Ryan Judd, 4290 Perlita Ave seeks $929,000.

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