Photography: Cody James

Architect Emily Jagoda brings a blast of Tokyo to this modern Los Angeles family home, a loft-style living space on sale for $2.198 million with Unique California Property.

Jagoda took inspiration from Tokyo’s tradition of space-saving home designs when designing the house for her family in 2008.

Set on a small garden plot, the so-called Jagoda Pagoda has a vertical form filled with geometric shapes that slot together like a puzzle. Thanks to its height and simple flush glazing, it gets outstanding city and mountain views.

The three-storey, three-bedroom property has a calming ambience, clean lines and a neutral palette, due to all the varnished plywood panelling. Its open plan, high ceilings and polished-concrete floors provide a loft-style envelope for the uncluttered kitchen. Views out to the leafy gardens connect it to nature.

The upper floors are reached by a plywood-wrapped stairwell lit by horizontal windows. It ends under a concertina roof with two pitches and dormer windows. Jagoda also refurbished an original 1930s bungalow on the grounds in her similar light, airy style.

Photography: Cody James
Photography: Cody James
Photography: Cody James
Photography: Cody James
Photography: Cody James
Photography: Cody James
Photography: Cody James

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