This is what slim, small lot houses are all about: where there was once just one 1920s Craftsman residence, there will now be four houses built under the city's small lot subdivision ordinance, which allows this kind of dense development. The Craftsman, which was in "disrepair," was knocked down so that the four-story houses, from builder American & Australian Real Estate Investments, might rise, reports the Larchmont Buzz. The houses will likely have wood and stucco exteriors, measure about 2,300 square feet each, and include a two-car garage at grade level. AAREI hopes they'll get approval for the structures to be 39 feet tall.
The developers have already applied for a preliminary parcel map and gotten one round of community input on the new houses; the city's expected to give its approval (or not) in three or four months and AAREI is planning to meet again with the community at some point in the future. This area's hot for slim housing—just a few blocks away, Lennar recently opened a development of 49 small lot townhouses.
· Developer Plans Small Lot Subdivision for 421 N Van Ness Ave [LB]