Duplex Redux. Today's LA Times House & Garden section features a cover story on modern duplexes in Southern California. They profile several duplex homeowners that all share very modern architecture. It's a growing trend that hasn't been seen in this area since the 20's and 30's, when many Spanish/Mediterranean duplexes were built.
According to one real estate agent, "A duplex is a great alternative to the single-family home... A rental income from the second unit can allow some owners to live in a neighborhood that they wouldn't otherwise be able to afford." There's a great accompanying slideshow that is pretty drool-worthy. Read the entire article here. Would you consider living in a duplex? Would you "forgo a traditional house in favor of a space you'd have to share?" Leave your thoughts in the comments! Images from Annie Wells and Christine Cotter for LA Times.com