Affording America: A Los Angeles Home Built for Just $200K Revives a Neglected Infill Lot

Affording America: A Los Angeles Home Built for Just $200K Revives a Neglected Infill Lot

By Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Lehrer Architects sets a new standard for approachable starter homes in one of the country’s most expensive markets.

The path to homeownership can be daunting—especially in Los Angeles, a cutthroat real estate market where what’s deemed an affordable housing unit averages $500,000 to $600,000. "And that’s not even for a single-family home—that’s for an apartment or condo in a multi-unit building," says Michael B. Lehrer of Lehrer Architects. "Most single-family homes go for even more. That’s just insanity." 

Join Dwell+ to Continue

Subscribe to Dwell+ to get everything you already love about Dwell, plus exclusive home tours, video features, how-to guides, access to the Dwell archive, and more.

Try Dwell+ for FREE

You can cancel at any time.

Save