Bridge House featured in the Los Angeles Times

He built his 20-foot-wide house over a secret brook in the middle of L.A.

Hidden in Mid-Wilshire is an enchanting eight-street enclave called Brookside. True to its name, the tree-lined community is set apart by the flowing water feature that runs from the Hollywood Hills through the neighborhood and out to Ballona Creek. While most of the classical homes in this neighborhood celebrate the creek with garden features and backyard bridges, architect Dan Brunn chose to do something radically different.

He built his home over the brook.

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Bridge House by architect Dan Brunn straddles natural stream in Los Angeles

Bridge House by Dan Brunn Architecture

The Bridge House is located on a one-third acre property in the city’s Brookside neighbourhood, which dates to the 1920s.

Architect Dan Brunn, who leads an eponymous LA studio, designed the 4,500-square-foot (418-square-metre) house to serve as his full-time residence and a “demonstration of innovative systems and forward-thinking processes”.

Rectangular in plan, the home is 20 feet wide by 210 feet long (six by 64 metres). A large portion of the dwelling, measuring 65 feet (20 metres) in length, bridges a natural stream, giving the house its name.

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