Los Angeles, CA
The client works as a director and chief curator of an art foundation in Santa Monica. In contrast to her work environment, where she oversees a collection of very contemporary works, she lives in a 1930s Los Angeles bungalow that originally belonged to her grandmother.
The project, a remodel of the original kitchen, intended to give the house a modern makeover, yet retain a connection to the original house and its’ family history.
The new kitchen space combines the original service porch, kitchen and breakfast room into one larger light-filled space. As the physical center of the house, we designed the kitchen to seep out into the other spaces flavoring the adjacent rooms by inserting contemporary materials, such as polycarbonate panels and Finnish plywood. It also provides a flood of light from the large new light monitor over the kitchen island. The cabinet color, a take on classic “Tiffany box” blue, is combined with rich dark brown accents and the sparkling white of the Caesarstone island top. The stove, vintage 1940s, is set off against a very modern polished stainless hood.
The result is a house that is modern yet still feels connected to its roots.