Rarely are we ones to covet but Simon Storey’s Echo Park house that was recently shared on Curbed is one that we wish we lived in. Like, we really, really, really wished we lived there. It’s a simple and beautiful spot that Curbed got to tour as a part of de Lab‘s recent Echo Park House Tour: it’s a fantastic spot.
The house is located in Echo Park, seemingly tucked away on any other street that you would pass in the area. The house is a three story pillar at the end of a street that only spans fifteen feet wide. It kind of seems like a house you’d find while house hunting in Venice but, somehow, it’s in Echo Park and was picked up by Anonymous Architect‘s Storey, for the affordable price of $599K.
The house seems like one of those places you see in Dwell Magazine but don’t actually think you will ever encounter as none of the houses in Dwell seem to exist in the real world to begin with: it’s an almost mythical, modern, minimal, Japanese house. It also seems so unassuming, the exterior looking so raw and unfinished, playing with cement, raw woods, and the surrounding area. The kitchen into the backyard along with a fantastic roof deck have to be our favorite parts because–duh–they are suck brilliant connections to nature and Los Angeles, which is something an architect here would be remiss to exclude.