Mandeville
Los Angeles, California
A SINGLE STORY 1950s RANCH-STYLE HOME WAS RENOVATED TO INCLUDE A HIGH BEAM CEILING AND AN OPEN FLOOR PLAN
PROJECT TYPE
Residential Renovation & Addition
Client
Chris Schilling & Betsy Everitt
STATUS
Completed 2010
SIZE
2,400 square feet
PROJECT TEAM
Architect: Montalba Architects, Inc.
Builders: Sarlan
Structural: The Office of Gordon L. Polon
Soils: Geomatrix, Inc.
Lighting: John Brubaker Architectural Lighting
Landscape: Elysian Landscapes
Photographer: John Linden
Publications
The Los Angeles Times, "Opening Up to LA Light," March 22, 2014.

Overview
This single story 1950s California Ranch-style home was badly in need of repair and updating, both inside and out. Montalba Architects found inspiration in the mostly covered-over details of the existing structure -a high exposed-beam ceiling in the living room and brick walls - and re-imagined these for an open, flowing series of rooms that a modern family could enjoy. The stone fireplace was replaced with white brick and numerous partitions removed to create a single, free-flowing living / family / kitchen area. The roofline was raised over the entirety of the house and clerestories, skylights, and full-height glass doors added to bring in additional natural light. A bright and reflective material palette - white brick, Carrara marble, glass tile, terrazzo, and oak - is used throughout to visually expand the space and pay homage to the original midcentury character. The sandblasted concrete hardscape, including a new spa and fire feature, is terraced to accommodate the hillside, and complimented by sustainable plantings and fruit trees. The terraces operate as extensions of the interior public spaces, creating a series of indoor-outdoor rooms.
PROCESS
FLOOR PLAN
INTERIOR ELEVATIONS
CONSTRUCTION 1
CONSTRUCTION 2
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