The smallest new house in Echo Park by Louis Molina

What once was a dream of a three-story house with views of downtown Los Angeles turned into a 495 square foot home, not as large as envisaged but inviting and cozy as anyone would want it to be. The house was designed by Louis Molina who calls it “the smallest new house in Echo Park”.

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This tiny house has large windows and high ceilings that allow natural light to flood the interior. The interior design is simple, modern and playful. There are sleek built-in cabinets, wood-framed doors and windows, wood paneling that conceal the appliances and beautiful views of the garden.

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New 495 square foot L A  house kitchenView in gallery

New 495 square foot L A  house kitchen1View in gallery

Even though the house is very small and not what the owner has envisaged, it’s very inviting. The place was bought in 2002 and it has been remodeled and converted into a one-story duplex. The place also includes two shaded patios and a garden of native plants. It’s now a cozy home and the owner forgot all about his dream of having a three-story house. Dreams can change.

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New 495 square foot L A  house porchView in gallery

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You just have to know what to replace them with and to know how to make them come true. This house is the perfect example for that. It’s not what the owners previously had in mind but he wouldn’t change it for anything now. He managed to bring out the best in this place.{found on latimes}