This elegant one story mid-century modern house is located in the beautiful hills overlooking the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles. The renovation focused on improving the kitchen and dining room. The existing kitchen was awkwardly arranged, had no views, and the work area was too far from the dining room. The new design opened up the wall between the kitchen and dining room to provide a better connection and access to light and views to the back yard and hills beyond. The existing large L-shaped kitchen was reconfigured into two more functional rectangular rooms, and the kitchen work area was relocated closer to the dining room.
The finish materials used are modern while being appropriate to the period of the house. The new wood ceiling is similar to an existing ceiling in another room and helps give the kitchen a warm ambiance. The medium tones of the wood cabinets and tile floor are contrasted with a dark grey countertop, and the accents of black cabinet hardware, black toe kicks, and black window frames give the design an industrial-modern edge.
Architect: Joseph Koelbel
Contractor: B&R Construction
Photographer: Nate Polta