This couple loved the niches, warmth and nestled dwelling spaces of their ranch house, but also longed for some clean, modern lines and were HUGE on the view.
So we blew off the end of the house, added on a tiny amount and went up.
All the while giving them a master suite addition that was simultaneously traditional and modern; carved with alcoves and moments of respite, but also glassy out onto the world. An attenuated batten/board interior and exterior knitted the two worlds together. A world where a baroquely framed impressionistic painting finds new beauty along side the steel cable handrail.
Woodland Hills, CA
2,400 sq. ft. (before)
2,975 sq. ft. (after)