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StoneHurst HPOZ - An ADU Heaven

Updated: Feb 15, 2023

The Stonehurst HPOZ comprises 92 homes in the Northeast San Fernando Valley, in the community of Sun Valley. Many of the structures were built between 1923 and 1925 by Dan Montelongo, a local artisan and stonemason, using stone selected from the nearby washes and the foothills of the Tujunga Valley. The neighborhood boasts the highest concentration in Los Angeles of homes utilizing native river rock as a primary building material. Many of these homes were designed in a "Stonemason Vernacular" style that is a derivative of Craftsman architecture. Stonehurst homes are frequently small bungalows on large lots, often on horse-keeping or animal-keeping properties, giving this neighborhood a unique, rustic character among Los Angeles' historic districts. The zip code for this area is 91352.

The market for ADUs in the Stonehurst area is trending because it is consisting of the highest concentration of homes in Los Angeles utilizing native river rock as a primary building material. It is also one of the earliest suburban tracts in the San Fernando Valley. The development was created by the “Pep” Rempp Organization, and many of the buildings were built by artisan and stonemason Don Montelongo. The homes were designed in a “Stonemason Vernacular” style, which derived from Craftsman architectural styles. Although most of the contributors in the HPOZ were constructed between 1923 and 1925, the Period of Significance for the development is listed as 1915-1930, to include the oldest home in the neighborhood and the Stonehurst Park Community Building.

Stonehurst Demographics

  • Median Income - $50,000

  • Median Age - 28 years old

  • Average Home Price - $550,000

How Much Can I Rent An ADU In Stonehurst For In Today’s Market?

The average ADU in Stonehurst rents for about:

Studio ADU- $1300/m

1 Bed 1 Bath ADU- $1600/m

2 bed 2 bath ADU- $200/m

3 bed 3 bath ADU- $2500/m

Walkability Score For Stonehurst

The ADU walkability score is measured by walking distance from your new ADU to these attractions, the closer you are to these locations the more your future tenant will pay for rent

Increase The Value Of Your Home With An ADU Permit

If you believe your home has ADU potential, you should look into applying for architectural permits. Homeowners and agents are actively looking for homes with ADU potential. Realtors also have had multiple homes sell for over asking recently. Talk to your realtor about reaching out for approved city permits for an ADU.

How Much Do Permits Cost?

The process should be between $5,000-10,000 plus any specific city fees.

How Long Do ADU City Permits Take To Get Approved in an HPOZ?

Since HPOZ's have numerous design laws, it makes getting approved plans take about 6 months.

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If you are planning on building an ADU in this neighborhood and have any questions you can reach the city council staff contact at:

Staff Contact:

Suki Gershenhorn

(213) 847-3675



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