Martin Fenlon, architecture, California architecture, Los Angeles architecture, residential architecture, architects homes,

Recalling California mission architecture, the home has been decorated with simple white plaster and walnut and teak finishes throughout. The original gabled porch roof was removed, leaving a hole in the roof for a unique triangular skylight which bathes the interior with a geometric pattern of natural light. The low ceiling was also removed to expose the original wood beams and create a wide-open space overhead.

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In the kitchen, the ceiling was left in place, defining a distinct space within the open-plan structure and concealing the cost-effective wood IKEA cabinetry. A large sliding window over the kitchen counter opens completely, allowing access to the counter from outside and creating a seamless indoor-outdoor experience.

Martin Fenlon, architecture, California architecture, Los Angeles architecture, residential architecture, architects homes,

The striking translucent glass tile in the bathroom reflects the natural light from the skylight and makes a playful contrast to the dark roof of the original home.

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