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.
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.
Images via Martin Fenlon Architecture