The condition of this bungalow and its surrounds did not align with the distinctive style of the occupants, a young family deeply rooted in the charming neighborhood. The makeover included a new outward oriented arrival including a front yard gathering space and the addition of a front porch and canopy. Other improvements to the house included new windows, roof and siding. The contemporary theme of the project comes to full expression in the rear yard. Here family and friends enjoy outdoor meals, parties, movies and music under the open sky and into the evening. A small office, built at the rear of the fully renovated garage completed the full scope of the project.

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A small patch of lawn for child play Photo  of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

A small patch of lawn for child play

At dusk the fire and lighting extend the hours of use Photo 2 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

At dusk the fire and lighting extend the hours of use

With time the fruitless Olive trees will arch above the space Photo 3 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

With time the fruitless Olive trees will arch above the space

There is room to set up seating for an outdoor movie projected on side wall of the garage Photo 4 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

There is room to set up seating for an outdoor movie projected on side wall of the garage

Looking toward the rear yard from a refurbished porch Photo 5 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

Looking toward the rear yard from a refurbished porch

The area between the outdoor kitchen and fireplace can be rearranged to fit the moment Photo 6 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

The area between the outdoor kitchen and fireplace can be rearranged to fit the moment

The rear yard is ready for family and friends Photo 7 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

The rear yard is ready for family and friends

View across the yard at dusk Photo 8 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

View across the yard at dusk

A great place to hang out into the evening Photo 9 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

A great place to hang out into the evening

BBQ, pizza oven and plenty of serving counter space - including an ice bucket. Photo 10 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

BBQ, pizza oven and plenty of serving counter space - including an ice bucket.

Bench seating welcomes neighborhood interaction Photo 11 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

Bench seating welcomes neighborhood interaction

Parking and arrival on a porus paved drive Photo 12 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

Parking and arrival on a porus paved drive

Large bowls for succulent collecting Photo 13 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

Large bowls for succulent collecting

The bungalow make over includes a new porch, canopy and entry space...windows, siding and roof! Photo 14 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

The bungalow make over includes a new porch, canopy and entry space...windows, siding and roof!

Plantings enhance architectural elements Photo 15 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

Plantings enhance architectural elements

Soft lighting welcomes Photo 16 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

Soft lighting welcomes

Street view Photo 17 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

Street view

The studio Photo 18 of Refreshing Bungalow modern homeView Photos

The studio

Architect
  • Donovan Weber, Consulting Architect
Landscape Design
Builder
  • Richard Brackett, RL Brackett Construction
Photographer
Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern
  • Lot Size
  • 6,300 sf
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