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
At dusk the fire and lighting extend the hours of use
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
Looking toward the rear yard from a refurbished porch
The area between the outdoor kitchen and fireplace can be rearranged to fit the moment
The rear yard is ready for family and friends
View across the yard at dusk
A great place to hang out into the evening
BBQ, pizza oven and plenty of serving counter space - including an ice bucket.
Bench seating welcomes neighborhood interaction
Parking and arrival on a porus paved drive
Large bowls for succulent collecting
The bungalow make over includes a new porch, canopy and entry space...windows, siding and roof!
Plantings enhance architectural elements
Soft lighting welcomes