Pioneering Small Lot Single Family Homes


CE completed a historic rehab of a 1926-vintage 17-unit bungalow court on a 36,000 SF site in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood, subdividing the property into 17 fee-simple lots. The buildings are classic 1920s L.A.—compact, efficient, moderate density (20 du/ac)—and a great model for the future. The homes are approximately 700 SF apiece, designed to maximize comfort, storage, and charm. Similar properties have often been demolished, but the City of L.A.’s innovative “Small Lot Ordinance” made saving the Maltman Bungalows possible. Awards: 2008 Architectural Record Magazine "Record Houses" prize, L.A. Conservancy Preservation Award, published in 2009 Urban Land Institute's “Awards for Excellence” book.


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