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Mike Jacobs Architecture : Los Feliz House

It was Dwell magazine’s cover story in June 2013 and I just couldn’t ‘click’ past and not show you this awesome renovation of a 1920’s Mediterranean-style bungalow located in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Los Feliz house by Mike Jacobs and Forrest Jessee of Mike Jacobs Architecture represents a 630 sf addition and complete interior renovation of the home of two young actors with a strong sense of personal style and an expanding art collection.

Located in the foothills of Griffith Park, the design for the Los Feliz House took cues from the accretion of numerous, yet disjointed additions. Built in 1925 as a 2-bedroom bungalow, these additions had doubled the area of the house enclosing a disproportionate area of the property. In the 1960’s what remained of the backyard was replaced with a swimming pool, leaving very limited outdoor living space.

The architectural design addresses these deficiencies in two ways: by expanding the outdoor areas with a series of new roof decks and by opening interior spaces to the outdoors, blurring the relationships between interior spaces and the gardens.


Photos © Mike Jacobs Architecture – Michael Wells / Dwell – Floto + Warner

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