Real Estate Report: Lawn-free Plus Extra Parking in Los Feliz, $2.495M



On a  site in Los Feliz so steep that probably no one ever thought to build on, an architect assembled a four-level green complex of parking, studio, pool and house.



The Basics: A 4-bedroom, 3.75-bath, 2-garage house with a pool, built on a hillside in 2007 in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, asking $2.945M. Green design and “solar ready.”

Not So Basic: Designed by architect Christopher Payne of FIN Architecture as his own home. In an auto-dominated and parking-challenged neighborhood, it’s on a daredevil-steep lot running street-to-street, allowing him to build the two-story house with a garage on the upper street (above) with a studio and pool down the slope over a two-car garage with additional parking. 

The images come from the MLS listing, but below are two we grabbed from the architect’s own site:

Plus an aerial view from the Redfin map link via (scroll down) which must have been taken a few years ago:

The house has an incredible level of detailing, plus frosted windows close to the street for privacy and sunlight reduction:

The floors are terrazzo throughout, with radiant heating. Ceilings and walls fold and cascade in different materials— plywood (above) and tile (below, in the master bath)

Big view from the kitchen, below, with plenty of room to hang out in. Because they party always winds up in the kitchen, right?

More pictures at the links below, but we’ll just leave you with a view of the pool from the studio:

FIN Architecture

Listing: 3813 Ronda Vista Place, Los Angeles [Redfin]

Listing: 3813 Ronda Vista Place, Los Angeles [Crosby Doe & Associates]