The name Eel’s Nest is commonly used for those small portion houses in Japan ranging in the width of 3 meters or 15 feet. Anonymous Architects have designed a 4.5 meter-wide house situated in Echo Park, Los Angeles, California which is inspired by those typical narrow residences usually found in Japanese cities. Every inch of space has been carefully utilized by the architects in order to create a live-work house for the residence.
Except couple of walls in the basement, the architects completely demolished the original (370 square feet) house, while the total lot size is 780 square feet. The extension has doubled the interior space. In order to provide a way to the first floor living room, second floor bedrooms and a terrace on the roof an open stair at the 2nd level has been designed. Take a look!
Via: Anonymous Architects