“Emergency Shelter” is a Multi-Use Prefab

From Carter Williamson Architects in Sydney, Australia, comes this wonderful realization of what a “temporary shelter” can be.

From Arch Daily: “Arriving flat-packed, the Shelter can be assembled quickly and has the potential to make a significant difference when applied to a range of medium to long-term housing solutions… Most importantly, by providing refuge and security for families and communities in crisis.”

“Beyond emergency relief, the Shelter is known as Pavilion, a flexible module of space that could be used as a holiday house, a remote research laboratory… whatever can be conceived of in 37.5 sqm.”

We can think of many applications for a beautifully designed structure like this one. For more photos and schematics visit Carter Williamson Architects and Arch Daily.

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Images courtesy of Carter Williamson Architects and Arch Daily.

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Eastside Dominates List of “Hot Neighborhoods”

Real estate website Redfin wondered, which urban neighborhoods will be the hottest in 2013? Polling 600 agents nationwide they came up with this list of places where increasing sales and rising prices run headlong into a decreasing availability homes. Four of them turned out to be right here in LA. And it’s no surprise to us that three of the hottest neighborhoods in our entire country are the fast-rising Northeast enclaves Highland Park, Eagle Rock and Glassell Park.

The time to sell or buy in these areas is now, and no one knows them better than Tracy Do Real Estate. A proven leader and expert in Eastside purchases and sales.

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Graphic courtesy of Redfin.

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Two Level Spanish in Silver Lake / Echo Park

List Price $799,000

3 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

1,809 sf • 5,676 sf lot

This 1929 Spanish two-level is nestled on a downslope lot in a historic pocket at the border of Silver Lake and Echo Park.

Featuring wood and tile floors, french doors and a gorgeous decorative fireplace, the home has plenty of space and views from every window.

Multiple wraparound decks offer an opportunity for quiet contemplation — or entertaining. The home also has a hot tub, outdoor shower… and a really cool treehouse. Has to be seen in person to fully appreciate, and for a tour you can contact Tracy Do Real Estate.

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Listing courtesy of Brian Ades, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty – Sunset

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Local Housing Ends 2012 on a Major Upswing

Alejandro Lazo reports in today’s LA Times: “The region’s median home price rose 19.6% in December.” Click here to read the article and also watch a video chat with housing experts, who agree that LA area values will continue to rise. Staying ahead of a fast-changing market isn’t easy. For sound advice and friendly, expert assistance, contact Tracy Do Real Estate.

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20’s Mediterranean in Los Feliz

List Price $1,450,000

4 bedrooms • 2.5 bathrooms

3,086 sf • 8,406 sf lot

Close to Ferndell Park in Los Feliz, this 1922 Mediterranean is a beauty, with loads of space and great indoor-outdoor flow.

With updates like recessed lighting (among others), the home also retains original period details like a Batchelder tile fireplace.

This bonus room / studio space feeds into a private-feeling yard complete with pool and spa. For a tour of this lovely property, contact Tracy Do Real Estate.

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Listing courtesy of Jeffrey Young, Sotheby’s Int’l Realty – Sunset 

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FYI Quick Read…

Megan Hopkins reports in HousingWire’s “Monday Morning Cup of Coffee“: Goldman Sachs economist predicts greater housing gains. “The fundamentals for housing activity point to further large gains in the next couple of years,” says Jan Hatzius, chief economist for GS. He points out that household formation is outpacing the availability of new and existing homes by a growing margin. Is it time to sell your home and take advantage? Might be. Explore your options and receive a complimentary valuation by contacting Tracy Do Real Estate.

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1912 Craftsman + Modern Studio in Pasadena

List Price $639,000

2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

1,172 sf • 7,750 sf lot

The open floor plan of this vintage Craftsman Bungalow caught our eye today. Tastefully updated, the Pasadena home has a contemporary feel and at the same time feels true to its roots.

Gorgeous built-in cabinetry and sturdy woodwork are hallmarks of these homes, and the narrow-plank flooring looks fantastic.

The real surprise is this stunning detached studio, the design of award-winning architect Peter Tolkin. A flexible workspace or guest house, it’s a unique addition that absolutely works — and sets this property apart. Strikes us being a good value, too. For an appointment and tour, contact Tracy Do Real Estate.

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Listing courtesy of Crosby Doe, Crosby Doe Assoc. Inc.

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