Kids’ bedrooms storage areas a guest room and a home office are nestled on the second level and offer unabated views of both the backyard and the distant beach. It is the garage that acts as a transition zone between the entry mud room and the backyard and serves the family in more ways than one.
Having started as a simple refurbishment of the lower level living area the project became a full-fledged overhaul when the architects realized that the fundamental structure of the house was unsound. The new living area contains the kitchen sitting zone and dining area on the lower level of the residence that opens up towards the rear patio.
Thanks to the U-shaped structure of the residence the homeowners enjoy complete privacy as they spend time in the courtyard even as the street façade keeps away prying eyes. A separate living area for guests and the master suite are also integrated visually with the rear yard. Warm lighting adds another layer of intrigue to this California home that breaks away from the mundane.
Dubbed the project utilizes a unique circulation court that ushers in ample natural light and ventilation even as the latest rooftop volumes adjust and adapt to its presence. It is the lower level of the house that contains the living area and kitchen connected with the rear yard along with the spacious dining room.
The cabinets worktops and the kitchen island with a cool breakfast bar are draped in soft matte white to create a relaxed and elegant environment that lets the garden around it bring vivacious color.