Thursday, August 04, 2005


Mansionization in the Flats of Beverly Hills 1

The trend of mansionization in the flats of Beverly Hills offends my planning sensibility. These mini-mansions are designed to maximize allowable square footage resulting in a structure with little articulation and out of scale with the neighborhood. I prefer neighborhoods with a historic preservation overlay ordinance, like South Carthay and Carthay Circle neighborhoods in Los Angeles.