Kitchen of Lockhaven by Part Office

Before & After: A Los Angeles Home Gets a Dazzling Makeover—and Hits the Market for $1.7M

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Part Office introduced plywood as an affordable way to counteract the formality of the new terrazzo floor and introduce a warmer, casual, residential element throughout. "We still treated it with great respect, and selected the exact sheets and specific order to install them after reviewing dozens of sheets," say the architects. "We also detailed them all in a way that expressed their character—for example, exposing the edges of the sheets and using their thickness as a module for the millwork."