A few weeks back during Sunset Junction, we stopped by a booth for the Maltman Bungalows, a 17 unit development of detached single family bungalows. Our good friend Enrique pointed out that Curbed LA dropped by and took some photos of the tightly placed units scheduled to be opened for occupancy in November.
We got to discussing the issue of neighbors and living proximity; one of his friends recently visited the units and noted they're packed too close for comfort, worrying about excess neighbor noise or peek-a-boos.
Where we live now, we know and like all of our neighbors. We live very close to one another, and fortunately we all get along: we take care of each other's animals, help each other clean, organize and decorate each other's apartments, and just have an open dialogue that makes living at our budget apartment enjoyable despite the ramshackle nature of the building itself (a housing inspector is visiting today). But we know this isn't always the case. Neighbors can make all the difference.