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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The power of sticker shock helps provide some privacy

A second home for a tenant in the back yard of a deep, narrow lot in Los Angeles. Many of the city's spacious backyards are filling up with revenue-earning second units, and the architect here found a novel solution to the privacy conundrum — the facing windows of both homes are covered in giant graphic stickers similar to the advertising wraps on city buses.