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.

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Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Walkways, Hardscapes, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Grass. A playful entry welcomes guests while providing privacy with offset cedar slats, an orange pivot gate, and opaque glass garage door. Photo  of Laguna Niguel Mid-CenturyView Photos

A playful entry welcomes guests while providing privacy with offset cedar slats, an orange pivot gate, and opaque glass garage door.

Modern home with Exterior, Swing Door Type, Outdoor, Front Yard, Walkways, Hardscapes, Grass, Shrubs, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Horizontal Fences, Wall, and Wood Fences, Wall. Concrete, grass, gravel and cedar at courtyard entry. Photo 2 of Laguna Niguel Mid-CenturyView Photos

Concrete, grass, gravel and cedar at courtyard entry.

Modern home with Exterior, Shrubs, Front Yard, Swing Door Type, Hardscapes, Grass, Desert, Walkways, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Attached Garage Room Type, and Outdoor. An asymmetrical cedar awning defines the home's entry, while adding texture and warmth at the smooth stucco and glass exterior. Photo 3 of Laguna Niguel Mid-CenturyView Photos

An asymmetrical cedar awning defines the home's entry, while adding texture and warmth at the smooth stucco and glass exterior.

Modern home with Exterior, Swing Door Type, Front Yard, Grass, Walkways, Hardscapes, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Wood Fences, Wall, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Attached Garage Room Type, and Outdoor. 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. Photo 4 of Laguna Niguel Mid-CenturyView Photos

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.

Modern home with Exterior, Walkways, Swing Door Type, Hardscapes, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Attached Garage Room Type, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Gardens, Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck, and Outdoor. A linear metal window and increased roof height at the stucco parapet adds visual interest and subtle movement at the home's exterior massing. Photo 5 of Laguna Niguel Mid-CenturyView Photos

A linear metal window and increased roof height at the stucco parapet adds visual interest and subtle movement at the home's exterior massing.

Modern home with Swing Door Type, Wood Fences, Wall, Hardscapes, Walkways, Exterior, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Attached Garage Room Type, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck, Gardens, Shrubs, Grass, Front Yard, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, and Outdoor. An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach. Photo 6 of Laguna Niguel Mid-CenturyView Photos

An asymmetrical mailbox incorporates mid-century geometry and new building materials into the front approach.

Modern home with Walkways, Hardscapes, Exterior, Swing Door Type, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Wood Fences, Wall, Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Attached Garage Room Type, Grass, Stone Patio, Porch, Deck, Small Patio, Porch, Deck, Shrubs, Outdoor, and Side Yard. Cedar clads the new awnings at rear and side yards, while offset cedar slats provide for privacy and design continuity at the new fencing. Photo 7 of Laguna Niguel Mid-CenturyView Photos

Cedar clads the new awnings at rear and side yards, while offset cedar slats provide for privacy and design continuity at the new fencing.

Modern home with Exterior, Wood Fences, Wall, Hardscapes, Walkways, Swing Door Type, Horizontal Fences, Wall, Attached Garage Room Type, Decomposed Granite Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Pavers Patio, Porch, Deck, Gardens, Shrubs, Outdoor, Front Yard, Grass, Flowers, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. A focus on clean lines, carefully-selected materials, and a modernist aesthetic enhance the streetscape at this California mid-century modern courtyard home. Photo 8 of Laguna Niguel Mid-CenturyView Photos

A focus on clean lines, carefully-selected materials, and a modernist aesthetic enhance the streetscape at this California mid-century modern courtyard home.

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Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 2
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 2015