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1854 Sawtelle Boulevard: Mixed Use Development / 住居

April 14, 2015

There seems to be a lot of empty lots with activities of new building construction happening in Sawtelle Japantown.  One of these construction sites is 1854 Sawtelle Boulevard (corner of Sawtelle and Missouri).

Site of New Mixed Use Development

Site of New Mixed Use Development

050According to a Los Angeles City Planning filing, there is a plan to construct a 5 story, mixed use building with 23 apartments and 2 live-work units.  4 at grade and 2 subterranean parking levels on the site.  We will be periodically checking in on the site to see what develops.

ロスアンジェルス都市計画書によると 5階建て23軒の住居、2住居兼店舗と地上4、地下2階のパーキングエリアを作る事が登録されている。

Site location:

1854 Sawtelle Boulevard.  Los Angeles, CA 90025

Osaka Residences I & II / 大阪住宅 I &II

April 9, 2015

Rendering of Completed Osaka Residences I & 2

Rendering of Completed Osaka Residences I & II

Osaka Residences I & 2 Exterior

Osaka Residences I & II Exterior

One of the new developments that has emerged in Sawtelle Japantown is the Osaka Residences 1 and II on the corner of Corinth and La Grange Avenue.  The Osaka Residences are 2 modern custom homes which are being built side by side by Sawtelle Japantown resident David Owen Taylor, who goes by the nickname “Dot”, and his contractor John Kwan, also a Sawtelle Japantown resident.   The architect for this project is Andres Cardenes of Cardenes and Associates.    The lot was previously owned by the YMCA.

Developer David Owen Taylor

Developer David Owen Taylor

Contractor John Kwan

Contractor John Kwan

Dot, who has been in the real estate business for years owning apartment buildings throughout Southern California, was chosen by the YMCA out of 20 developers after presenting the YMCA with an offer and plans on how he would develop the site. Osaka Residences I and II are each 3000 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.  Each home will feature a custom kitchen with high end appliances, lime stone flooring, carrera marble bathrooms, white oak stairs and a roof top deck.  In addition, the homes will be energy efficient with solar panels on the roof and will be high tech “smart homes” with iPads controlling features within each home.

View of West LA Buddhist Temple

View of West LA Buddhist Temple

Space for Solar Panels

Space for Solar Panels

Rooftop Deck with View of Sawtelle

Rooftop Deck

The homes will be completed within 3 to 4 months.  Dot plans to list each home in the $2,000,000 range.

We will feature the completed Osaka Residences I & II in a future post for an exclusive first look for our SawtelleJapantown.com readers!

大阪住宅 I &II 

ソーテルジャパンタウンCorinthと La Grange Avenueの角に大阪j住宅 I & II が新築中です。2軒のモダンなカスタムホームは長年ソーテル在住のDotことDavid Owen Taylor氏とコントラクターJohn Kwan氏により建設されています。このプロジェクトの建築家はCardenes and Associates Andres Cardenes氏です。YMCA が土地保有者でしたが売買されることになりました。

White Oak Stairs

White Oak Stairs

Every Stair is Carefully Measured by Master Carpenter

Every Stair is Carefully Measured by a Master Carpenter



Floor layouts:

First Floor: scan8957

Second Floor: scan8956

For more photos of the Osaka Residences I and II go to SawtelleJapantown.com’s Facebook Page.

For more information on the homes, contact David Owen Taylor at:

dotyournot [@] gmail.com

The Osaka Residences I and II are located at:

11320 and 11322 La Grange Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025