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    This image shows the context of the house; at the end of one way street surounded by dense and haphazard dwellings.
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    This image shows the context of the house; at the end of one way street surounded by dense and haphazard dwellings.
  • Eels Nest - East Side Home Tour

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  • Eels Nest - East Side Home Tour

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  • Eels Nest - East Side Home Tour

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    The 1st level of the house is a single room. This is so natural light can occupy the whole floor.
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    The 1st level of the house is a single room. This is so natural light can occupy the whole floor.
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    The kitchen is sunken to recede from view.
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    The kitchen is sunken to recede from view.
  • Eels Nest - East Side Home Tour

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    The bedroom wallpaper was designed by the architect
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    The bedroom wallpaper was designed by the architect
  • Eels Nest - East Side Home Tour

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    View of roof. It is an elevated garden with olive trees and native grasses and views of the Hollywood sign.
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    View of roof. It is an elevated garden with olive trees and native grasses and views of the Hollywood sign.

Eels Nest

Los Angeles, CA


East Side Home Tour
Saturday, June 16, 2012


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The house is built up to the property line on three sides (front and both sides). It is only 15' wide overall and sits on a lot that is only 780 sq.ft. The area of the house is actually larger than the lot it sits on.

It is conceived as a vertical extrusion because of the lack of yard space. The rooftop takes on the role of yard, while the habitable interiors occupy the space between the new elevated yard and the ground below.

The term 'Eels Nest' is given to houses in Tokyo, Japan that occupy narrow 5 meter wide lots (15 feet). This typology gives birth to narrow, tall and deep dwellings.

About the Architect


Missing Simon Storey
Anonymous Architects
office@anonymousarchitects.com

www.anonymousarchitects.com


It’s hard to spot an Anonymous house. And that’s the way we like it.

Always adapting and evolving, our buildings are each an individual response to site, budget, nature and, of course, client - so there’s no such thing as a signature building, and no such thing as two similar clients.

We love to play with the connection between human beings and their environments. Rather than conflict, or compete, we hope instead to create a common space where the two exist together – and to create a bond between the two.

Anonymous Architects was set up in 2005, by Simon Storey who graduated from Southern California Institute of Architecture in 2003.




Collaborators


Simon Storey, Architect and home owner, was co-contractor. A friend helped out with most of the structural work while Simon did a lot of the finishing. His friend's company is Armex Construction.

Of Note:
Rooftop garden. Small lot size. House is 15' wide.


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