Los Angeles, California - Sept 2017
The existing house is located within the Historic Preservation Overlay District and the property has been defined as a “Conforming work and Non Contributing Elements”.
The lot size is 4443 SF (probably a remnant parcel) with an existing construction of 2263 SF in two levels. Following the regulations of the current zoning (including a 30% bonus) the proposed house remodeling will include an addition of 583 SF reaching a total of 2683 SF of enclosed space. The project was submitted to the LAHPOD Commission and approved unanimously in its first submission.
The lack of a desirable backyard lead the house design to be more oriented to the front yard including the provision of a semi-covered patio look the street. The proposed designs is eliminating as well the existing front fence and by landscaping the front yard integrate the remodeled house to the existing neighborhood context.