The name of the project ‘Eel’s Nest’ often given to very narrow lots in Japan, those typically 5 meters or 15 feet in width. Since width of this lot in Echo Park is exactly 15 feet, architect Simon Storey from Anonymous Architects felt it was the perfect opportunity to experiment to create a compact and efficient urban living space. By building vertically, simply and minimally, he was able to use every square foot of space to create a live‐work house.
Natural light is an important feature of the house and the windows are so large that they occupy entire interior walls. Wood floors and cabinets continue through every level to create a warm feeling. The house is clad in cement plaster for fire resistance.
A roof deck has views that extend as far as the Hollywood sign and the San Gabriel Mountains.