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Meet the Vertical Environments of Vive Los Feliz

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Yet another one of those projects that takes advantage of the small lot ordinance, this is the under-construction Vive Los Feliz, currently rising on Rowena Avenue between Los Feliz and Griffith Park boulevards. Ric Abramson, whose Work Plays architecture firm is behind the project (he's also the developer) breaks down the project for us: Six residences on L-shaped plots, the homes range from 1,550-1,750 square feet. Prices will range from the $800,000s and go up to the $900,000s for the residences, which'll be finished by late fall/early winter. More details: The homes are made of light gauge metal framing ( all recycled content), so there's no wood. "So it won't burn in a fire," says Abramson. Meanwhile, Abramson says these residences aren't townhomes but "vertical environments." We pointed out that he might get flack for using that term. "That's fine," he says. "The whole world thinks in 'two-bedroom, two-bath' and we don't live like that anymore." And the green details: Passive cooling, permeable paving materials, energy star appliances, and low flush toilets.
· Vive Los Feliz [Official Site]
· Work Plays