Midway between Fairfax and LaBrea, a block and a half south of Melrose, this charming compound is within walking distance of the eclectic boutiques, gourmet restaurants, and cutting-edge art galleries that make this central neighborhood so desirable. Yet once you cross the threshold you are in a private oasis, worlds away from the city hubbub. Oriented around an in-ground swimming pool and lushly landscaped courtyard, the separate home and studio come together for communal activities in the middle, the intersection of work and play. An open plan connects living, dining, kitchen and den, with bedrooms and bathrooms sequestered in their own wing. Skylights and large window walls flood the interior with natural light, warmed by a fireplace in virtually every room. Bamboo floors, fluted glass, contemporary shoji screens, custom cabinets and stainless appliances give the home a comfortable yet Modern feel. Exposed structural steel, corrugated metal panels, polished concrete floors, and a full-height glass overhead door define the industrial aesthetic of the multi-purpose art studio. Expand your live/work horizons in this exceptional creative space. Home: 3 BD, 2 BA, 1,650 SF. Studio: 1 BD, 0.5 BA, 725 SF.