British design magazine Wallpaper* recently released their Architects Directory 2014, a “finely tuned index of the world’s best young architectural talents.” Just 20 names made the prestigious list and one of them is Simon Storey, principal of LA-based Anonymous. Tracy Do Real Estate is pleased to present Storey’s newest work, two breathtaking Mt. Washington residences that are now offered for sale.
Storey’s resumé of building stunning homes on “challenging” lots has been well chronicled in the LA Times, WIRED, Dwell, Dezeen and countless architectural magazines and books. With a passion for developing dramatic designs in the smallest possible footprint, Simon set his sights on a Mt. Washington hillside, the ideal location for two remarkable homes. 327 Crane Boulevard and 331 Crane Boulevard are nearly twins, though one is slightly larger than other. Both are clad in warm-hued cedar wood and fronted by white picket fences that appear to tilt in the canyon breeze.
Not a square inch is wasted in the dwellings which feature 2 generously-sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in a clean, sensible layout. Huge modern bay windows fill the homes with light and provide an ideal place to perch. Imagine reading a book amongst the treetops, hovering over a quiet hillside neighborhood that also hosts the Southwest Museum and the desirable Mt. Washington Elementary school. Even as the city is just around the bend, there is a remarkable sense of privacy and calm to the Crane residences. The Gold Line rail station is mere blocks away, giving owners the opportunity to leave their car at home — or simply go without one.
Interior finishes are exquisitely rendered with white oak floors and cabinetry paired with white Carrera marble countertops. Upstairs living, dining and kitchen have an open, airy flow while the downstairs bedrooms have huge windows that frame the beautiful outdoor scenery. The Master Bedrooms feature an entire wall of cast-in-place concrete. Bathrooms are large, bright and finished in ceramic tile.
Both homes have covered outdoor patios, the perfect spot for relaxing and taking in the view. All-new systems include central heat and air conditioning, a tankless water heater and recessed speaker system. There is pre-wiring in place for cable, internet, solar and electric car charging. Environmentally-conscious elements include finish products of ultra low VOC, aluminum windows and dual glazing on all glass surfaces.
Dubbed “Brother and Sister”, these dwellings celebrate the connection of owner to home and home to hillside. Fittingly, Storey’s partner on the project is his sister, Anna Gregory. Their familial collaboration has resulted in a rare opportunity; to own a gorgeous modern residence by a rising-star architect in one of the great neighborhoods of LA.
Open House: Saturday & Sunday, July 12th & 13th from 1 PM to 4 PM