House in la

A Spanish style house built in 1925 sits on a sloped site in northeast LA.  Interior and exterior renovations will split the single family residence into two apartments in section along the slope - the original front house facing the street and a second dwelling tucked below facing the back yard.  While oriented away from each other, each unit opens out to its own exterior patio connecting indoor and outdoor rooms.  

While both homes look to Spanish mission design elements, the front house intends to seamlessly absorb new improvements into its original design and details while the back apartment reinterprets these features with lighter modern lines and materials.  A mix of old and new, restoration and adapation, is explored in the built-ins, patterned tiled surfaces, metals, and wood joinery throughout.  

Fall 2017-Summer 2018

Phase I lower level unit remodel currently under construction, to be completed summer 2018. 

Fall 2018-Spring 2019

Phase II primary residence remodel to begin fall 2018.

Total Area: 1,600 GSF