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This Hip Hillside Spec Home Sits Next to Its 'Sibling'

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Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Price: $1,849,000
One of a pair of "brother and sister residences" designed by Fung + Blatt architects and developed by Ground Up is on the market for the first time. But is this terraced spec home the brother or the sister?

This one's called the Jem Residence, and the other is the Scout Residence. Which doesn't really bring us any closer to answering the question, because to the extent that those words can be considered human names, neither is very gendered. Update: A commenter who advises me to "read a book" sometime says that these are characters from Harper Lee's 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which I haven't read. Jem is the brother and Scout is the sister. And here I thought Scout Willis was the only noteworthy Scout.

Anyway, this 2,170-square-foot three-bedroom home was built with "careful recognition and nod to the masters of mid-century and modernist architecture," with large balconies and a very chic and chicly decorated interior, with folding glass doors a few raw concrete-block walls. The asking price is $1,849,000.


· 1475 Easterly Terrace [John Aaroe Group]