A renovation to an existing mid-century courtyard residence reflects a contemporary interpretation of the home's classic modernist aesthetic while providing for increased function, livability and efficiency through the incorporation of new technologies and building systems.
Materials include cedar, smooth stucco and custom metal finishes, carefully detailed and applied to enable access to light and outdoor spaces, while maintaining privacy and architectural enhancing the streetscape of this 1950's mid-century modern community just a mile from the Pacific Ocean, in Orange County, California.
A playful entry welcomes guests while providing privacy with offset cedar slats, an orange pivot gate, and opaque glass garage door.
Concrete, grass, gravel and cedar at courtyard entry.
An asymmetrical cedar awning defines the home's entry, while adding texture and warmth at the smooth stucco and glass exterior.
Ridge line views from the central courtyard highlight the topography of the natural coastal landscape, while cedar, concrete, and low-maintenance plantings enable seamless indoor-outdoor living.
A linear metal window and increased roof height at the stucco parapet adds visual interest and subtle movement at the home's exterior massing.
An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.
Cedar clads the new awnings at rear and side yards, while offset cedar slats provide for privacy and design continuity at the new fencing.
A focus on clean lines, carefully-selected materials, and a modernist aesthetic enhance the streetscape at this California mid-century modern courtyard home.