US Home and Architectural Trends US Home & Architectural Trends Vol. 29/11 - Page 17

Before the ground floor, with private dwelling zones around the perimeter and on the new second story.” The remodel also provided an opportunity to bring light into the formerly dark house, and improve the connection with the outdoors. “Before the remodel, the division of the rooms and spaces was very choppy,” Montalba says. “The interior Left: The two main wings of the house wrap around a grassed courtyard and pool. Fully glazed walls in the family room allow a view right through the house. The owners chose to retain the existing pool, as they like its California 1950s-style design. Legend to plans of ground floor: 1 entry, 2 kitchen, 3 family room, 4 dining area, 5 living room, 6 bedrooms, 7 laundry, 8 master suite, 9 new carport, 10 original garage. more renovations at 15