Nicknamed the "Eel's House" after the narrow urban properties of the same name in Japan, this slim home in Los Angeles's Echo Park squeezes a garage, architecture studio, open-plan kitchen and living room, patio, and more into four levels. Courtesy of: Anonymous Architects
* Residential Architecture: Eels Nest House by Anonymous Architects
Residential Architecture: Eels Nest House by Anonymous Architects: “..The name Eel’s Nest is often given to very narrow lots in Japan, those typically 3 meters or 15 feet in width. The width of this lot in Echo Park is exactly 15 feet and architect Simon Storey felt it was the perfect site to experiment with compact and efficient urban living. By building vertically, simply and minimally, he was able to use every square foot of space to create a live-work house..Warm wood floors and cabinets…
NAME:Eels Nest LOCATION:Echo Park, Los Angeles The name Eels Nest is given to very narrow lots in Japan - typically 5 meters in width (15 feet). The width of this lot is exactly 15 feet and so shares at least one interesting quality with some Japanese urban building projects.