With a second story added and other parts restored, this Los Angeles home with a sycamore running through it suits the owner even better
Who lives here: Jack Latner
Location: Los Angeles
Size: 1,300-square-foot original house; 800-square-foot first-floor addition; 700-square-foot second-floor addition.
Year completed: The original house was built in 1957; the addition was built in 2008; the renovated was completed in 2013.Architect Aaron Neubert hired an arborist and a landscape designer to survey the tree’s health before he started building the addition for the previous homeowner in 2008. The California sycamore is a very forgiving tree, he says, and both professionals felt confident about building around it. The lush green canopy of the sycamore now extends through and above both floors of the addition.
A custom fireplace is nestled between the original house (to the right here) and the new wing (in the background) on a new bluestone patio.
A Sol LeWitt retrospective is on view at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Artthrough 2033.
Santos Platform Bed: Environment Furniture
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Structural engineer: SAB Engineering
Landscape designer: Jeff Lindfors
General contractor: Jerry Martinez, DevCon