1822 Baxter Street
'Vague House', Simon Storey, Anonymous Architects, 2017. Intentional vagueness and the promise of privacy pull you in from the approach. On entering the house, you're engaged by the contrast of elements, both sculptural and abstract. Hard surfaces revealing physical clues and artifacts of the building process live side-by-side with large expanses of wall ready to display art. On the upper level, warm wood finishes evoke more traditional feelings of home. Expansive windows and doors are masterfully placed to bathe the rooms in natural light at just the right intensity. The kitchen, living and dining room share a space featuring volume ceilings and artfully placed cabinets that delineate separate areas and functions. Four bedrooms and four baths include a private suite on the ground floor, prepped to include a kitchen, making an ideal spot for an ADU or guest quarters. This house defies convention and reminds you, in a thousand ways, both subtle and direct, that light and space, texture and function all work together to shape the place in which you create your home. In the Elysian Heights neighborhood of Echo Park, you'll be primed to be a part of the energy of this continually growing, dynamic city. Eateries like Lady Byrd Cafe, Valerie, Tilda and many more; an ever-growing choice of excellent shopping and entertainment venues that combine to make 1822 Baxter an ideal place to put down roots and craft the good life.