The original house dated from the 1920s but had series of additions added to it in the 1940s, 1960s, and 1970s. Each section was tacked on to the last with little regard to what came before and some weren't properly permitted or up to code, which added to the complexities of renovating the structure.
Jacobs gutted the interior and added roof decks to make up for the limited backyard space, creating a showpiece of casual southern California living. Hear the harrowing tale of how he did it in East Side Story: A Los Feliz Renovation on Friday, June 21, at 4:00 p.m. on the Design Innovation Stage. We'll chat about the process from start to finish and answer audience questions at the end.
This article was originally published on June 5, 2013 on our sister site, Dwell on Design.
A New York-based writer, Diana studied art history and environmental policy at UC Davis. Before rising to Senior Editor at Dwell—where she helped craft product coverage, features, and more—Diana worked in the Architecture and Design departments at MoMA and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She counts finishing a 5K as one of her greatest accomplishments, gets excited about any travel involving trains, and her favorite magazine section is Rewind. Learn more about Diana at: http://dianabudds.com
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