Casa Bamboo is a multi-family development in an up and coming neighborhood of the City Terrace in East LA, less than a mile to Cal State and only 4 miles to DTLA. The completion of the new 6th street LA River viaduct is expected to increase the popularity of the area. The project consistsof a complex of 2000 SF (Single Family) residence and 900 SF accessory dwelling unit within walking distance to local shops and restaurants as well as City Terrace Water Park. It is located on a hill slope with the living room positioned a half floor down from the house entrance and the master bedroom a half floor up. The house has 3 bedrooms and 3 ½ bathrooms, and a guest house with 1 bedroom and 1 ½ bathroom.
The accessory dwelling unit is accessible through the house as well as directly from the street. The house and ADU are connected by an outdoor trellis and a series of sliding doors that open from the main living room to the guesthouse living room and all the way into the backyard and fountain area. The design provides a lot of flexibility as occupants of the main house and guesthouse can live as one family or as two separate tenants. Layout of the house provides a lot of privacy as no windows are facing the street or each other. Skylights in the lobby and bathrooms offer natural light while preserving the privacy.