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As is often the case, the project consequently grew up as well as out, with the house becoming an unrecognizable version of its former self. “This is a vacation home for the owners, who live overseas,” says Montalba. “They needed a home where they could host and entertain their large extended family. So we needed to provide a separate communal living space on Preceding pages and above: California dreaming – this remodeled bungalow has been transformed into a contemporary urban vacation home for a family based overseas. The strong horizontal lines of the house are reinforced by the deep white-painted eaves. Left: A soaring gullwing roof extends out to form a sheltering canopy over the living room. It also draws the eye out to the view. A new roof deck is provided on the upper level. more renovations at 13