Vague House

The building was designed for a pair of artists as their main home and from the first meeting it was decided that the house should be as abstract and anonymous as possible.  The name Vague house is the ideal expression of this concept as the home turns inward and presents only a blank hovering mass to the street side of the property.  Some of the interior spaces are also vague as they defy an easy classification for function and use.  The best example of this is the concrete ‘obelisk’ that forms the center of the entry stairs.

Category: single family dwelling

Date of completion: 2021

Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles, California 

Architect: Simon Storey, Anonymous Architects

Photographer: Steve King (all rights belong to architect)

Building sq.ft: 2,800 sqft

Lot Size: 6,387 sqft, 64’ wide x 105’ long.

Method of construction: Concrete foundation and stem walls above grade; wood framing.

Primary Materials: Embossed plaster exterior walls.

Interior Materials: polished concrete floor, White Oak cabinets.  Euro Stone countertops.

Kitchen and Bath Brands: Fisher & Paykel, Duravit, Hansgrohe, Toto