COSTA MESA, CA—KTGYArchitecture + Planning has designed thousands ofsmall-lot homes, including more than 900 developed under theLos Angeles Small Lot Ordinance, which thefirm helped to formulate with the City of Los Angeles, KTGYprincipal Alan Scales tells A leader insmall-lot home design, the firm has designed approximately 150small-lot homes for builder Planet Home Livingincluding 10 contemporary-styled small-lot homes in Los Angeles'popular Silver Lake neighborhood, called COVO, andthe first phase of a new limited collection of 20 homes here inCosta Mesa, CA, called VITAE.

The VITAE collection is located approximately a quarter milefrom the Triangle, which offers shops,restaurants and bars, plus a cinema, gym,nightclub and bowling alley. VITAE is a community of detached,single-family residences. The homes strike anideal balance for home buyers who seek spacious, eco-friendlyliving that is easy to care for and close to where they work andplay.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.


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