This was the Future, Vol.24

typed for your pleasure on 15 April 2006, at 2.05 pm

Sdtrk: ‘I hate my generation’ by Sloan

Normally, the concept of living in a place with another human being fills me with an almost palpable dread. However, I’d be willing to make an exception, if it meant we could live in the spaciousness that is the Willow Glen Houses, located in Los Angeles, California.

The project is for two single family dwellings for close friends who wish to live cooperatively rather than in more typical LA isolation. [..] While to two houses have the same structure and materials, the uniqueness of each families structure and interest is expressed in fundamentally different plan arrangements and different interior finishes such that each house has its own character internally.

Very nice! Reduce the costs of your house payments by living together, yet there’s enough separate space where you’re not living in each other’s pockets! But then, since it’s listed as ‘two single family houses’, I suppose each family would be making payments on their own house, as opposed to one payment for two living spaces that happen to be stacked on top of each other. Curse those deceptive builders, for making me think this was a money-saving venture! *shakes fist at builders*

Very fab structural design, though — gotta love open-plan. Although I’d be putting blinds everywhere, cos people don’t need to see what I’d be getting up to

Random similar posts, for more timewasting:

Message in an (architectural) bottle on July 9th, 2007

This was the Future, Vol.04 on February 15th, 2005

8 have spoken to “This was the Future, Vol.24”

  1. Wanda writes:

    I think I know this house. But if it is the one I am thinking of, it is not in Laurel Canyon but Franklin Canyon, ocean side of Mulholland Dr.
    Interesting concept.
    I am almost certain this house has been in at least one movie. I can picture the scene, but I can’t recall the name of the movie.

  2. Davecat writes:

    Wanda –
    If you can find this house, steal it, and mail it to me.
    I mean, err.. gotta love open-plan!

  3. SafeTinspector writes:

    It is really cool looking, but I’m with you, dc. I’d need a wee bit more privacy at certain times of the day.

  4. Tim writes:

    What part of California and high cost of living do you not understand? It would be cool though. What a great place to impress chicks with. You could make some pretty hot porn mivies there.

    Hey, I went to see Metric saturday night at St. Andrew’s Hall. I didn’t know you played bass for them! It was very disturbing, more so than the Spin Doctors B-player.

    Well, just wanted to let you know and remember, knowing is half the battle; however, it is the other half that concerns me, because it is usually the half that gets you killed!

  5. Jeff "Wolfgang" Lilly writes:

    This would be a nice house to have in the middle of a secluded woods, or at the top of an isolated hill. Otherwise, in a regular suburban neighborhood, my habit of nude square dancing in front of the windows and twirling my genitalia like a flapper whipping around her string of pearls might have to be curtailed somewhat.

  6. SafeTinspector writes:

    Davecat plays bass? The more you know…
    And WG: You could always wear a crotch-pasty.

  7. Jeff "Wolfgang" Lilly writes:

    I am still traumatized by my lst attempt to use a crotch pastie. Perhaps I did it wrong, but tender skin + super glue = bad times.

  8. SafeTinspector writes:

    but, WG, wasn’t the little spinning tassle worth it? Really?
    And I tried to email you but the address listed on VulnePro is apparently bad. Could you please email me at safetinspector [at] I promise I’m not trying to get you to sell Amway.

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