Location: Los Angeles, California
Program: Small Lot Subdivision with nine single-family residences
Status: Entitlement phase
Size: 11,000 sq. ft. lot total, with homes ranging in size from 1,400 - 2,000 sq. ft.
Description: Design for a mixed-use small lot subdivision project including 10 small lot homes on Toltec Way in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Eagle Rock. Each home has an attached 2-car garage along with three guest parking spaces. Private rooftop decks and balconies provide additional outdoor space. Particularly challenging was the site - a descending slope from the street which required careful siting in order to minimize the grading and height of retaining walls and other site sturctures.
As we develop more infill small lot projects, we are looking to refind an archetypal form, based on the traditional 'mews' alley. As a solution to the increasing demand for housing in Los Angeles, this is a unique and innovative urban form.