Craig McMahon Architects

Platinum Award Winner: Whole-House $300K–$750K

August 22, 2018

“The salvaged materials add warmth and history to a gracious, open living space.”

The new owners sought to salvage and repurpose this 1947 ranch home into a modern, open layout, reminiscent of mid-century California architects, while also creating a unique space for their car collection. The design team rose to the challenge, transforming the 2,100-square-foot space into a 3,600-square-foot, 5-bedroom/4-bath home with detached, stackable 4-car garage.

Using the original linear screen porch as an anchoring feature (see main image), the team opened up the house to the addition and backyard—complete with an inground pool. A see-through outdoor fireplace adds visual interest and further connects the two spaces.

Separations between rooms were removed and the ceilings heightened to transform a maze of rooms into a truly open living space. Materials, including the smooth, hard-troweled stucco finish placed over the original brick, were carefully chosen to blend old and new. 

Remodeler: David Patterson

Photos: Dror Baldinger

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