Manson's Open & Bright California Cottage

Manson's Open & Bright California Cottage

Nora Taylor
Mar 12, 2016
(Image credit: Submitted by Manson)

Name: Manson
Location: Mount Washington — Los Angeles, California

Nestled in a bohemian valley of Mount Washington in Los Angeles, sits a tiny 600 square foot house. Built in 1922, the house hangs between a steep slope and a giant pine tree.
(Image credit: Submitted by Manson)
(Image credit: Submitted by Manson)

When I bought it as a foreclosure in 2010, the property was dilapidated with an illogical layout and disproportionate rooms. For the renovation, I was inspired by a childhood fantasy of living in a treehouse. I wanted to invigorate the property with some of that youthful magic. Multiple openings now serve as portals into new spaces. The floors feature multiple levels, and sitting on them is encouraged.

(Image credit: Submitted by Manson)

The hidden basement can be accessed through a floor hatch, and an attic nook is illuminated with a skylight for stargazing at night. The patio door is glazed with corrugated polycarbonate which provides privacy while allowing some light in. The door is supported with hydraulics. It opens to become an awning for the patio.

(Image credit: Submitted by Manson)

Thanks, Manson!

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