Hayworth House

West Hollywood, CA

  • Client : Lee Group and CIM Group
  • Cost : $5.4M
  • Size : 54,000 SF / 48 Units
  • Completion Date : 2012
  • Project Type(s) : Affordable Housing, Senior and Special Needs Housing, Historic Adaptive Reuse


  • Hayworth House is a 34,000SF renovation of a vacant 48-unit apartment building, built in the 1950’s, to affordable senior housing serving the West Hollywood community.
  • The two driving forces in the design were serving the needs of the senior population and keeping the building a cohesive part of the neighborhood. To achieve these goals, we focused on accessibility, community areas, project identity and sustainability.
  • The front yard of the project was transformed from an uninviting, sparsely-planted berm to a variety of exterior spaces, including a large front porch outside the new community room. The front porch gives the project a distinct identity within the neighborhood, and gives the residents a protected social area with a visual connection to the street and surrounding community. A community garden and patio at the rear of the site adjacent to the resident’s lounge provides a more private area for social interaction and gives residents the opportunity to grow their own herbs and food.

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