Fifteen strangers share a house; Bird’s sustainability pitch

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This two-story Craftsman house is nearly 6,000 square feet. It’s now been divided into 15 units along with common areas shared by “members” (not residents). Photo by Amy Ta/KCRW

A large two-story Craftsman house on a residential street in Koreatown has been subdivided into 15 single-occupancy bedrooms and bathrooms, and common living and dining areas. “Cohaus” creates community and adds density without changing the architecture. But at least one neighbor is not happy with this arrangement. We find out why.

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