An Architect’s Light-Filled Home Is Tailored to the Scale of a SoCal Neighborhood

A California architect designs a home for his growing family that seamlessly fits into the neighborhood—and boasts an outdoor living room.

From the 1930s to the 1950s, Los Angeles developers rapidly built large suburban tracts of modest, two-bedroom homes that reflected the lifestyle and market of the time. Fast forward to today, and many of the new homes being built in these aging neighborhoods are large, four-plus-bedroom constructions that are at odds with their surroundings.

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