Project: Mini House_ Los Angeles

Photographer: Charmaine David


Peter Culley
Jessie Gemmer
Hooman Kia
Dana Reid

Client: Home Base Developments - Alexis Hall

Area: 550 sq ft main house

Status: Completed


This 1920’s neglected cottage on a wonderfully long thin strip in Los Angeles’ Lincoln Heights neighborhood was transformed in 2018 to be a plush pad with a gray water orchard. At only 550 sq ft the approach is down the line of a super comfortable hotel suite that happens to be in its own surroundings. As with many of our projects, the spaces can flow seamlessly, or be closed up to create more discrete divisions with full-height pivot doors. Carefully chosen window locations created framed views of the dramatic local landscape, whilst editing out some of the adjacent details. Spatial provided full design consultancy - architecture, interior, lighting, landscape.

  • 1/ Inside the perimeter hedge

  • 1/ Light-filled dining / kitchen

  • 1/ Light-filled living room

  • 1/ Light-filled living room

  • 1/ Framed living room window to hillside beyond

  • 1/ Bathing nook / reading nook

  • 1/ Private rear yard

  • 1/ Gray water orchard with mini house watching over

  • 1/ Mini house