Bungalow remodelled into Wooden Fenlon House by Martin Fenlon Architecture
Architects: Martin Fenlon Architecture
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Photo courtesy: Zach Lipp
In the minimal known neighborhood of Hermon, found only outside of downtown Los Angeles, a bedraggled 1920’s cabin has experienced a noteworthy redesign, conveying new life to the old structure. The new expansion to the front of the house frames an one of a kind collusion with the rebuilt existing house. This new frontispiece has all the earmarks of being personally settled inside of the more seasoned existing house, while keeping up a stark separation. The frontispiece has been clad in an unmistakable cedar which differentiates the burnt cedar that wraps whatever is left of the structure. The front expansion incorporates the house with the nearby streetscape as it patios down to the walkway and structures a long seat.
The first gabled patio rooftop was evacuated leaving a substantial triangular opening in the rooftop which has turned into a sky facing window, flooding the inside with common light. The current roof was uprooted to uncover the first wooden rooftop structure. The new walnut and teak completes all through are comparative in tone with this current wood, obscuring the refinement in the middle of old and new. The basic mix of the wood and white mortar all through is reminiscent of California mission structural engineering.
The wood clad kitchen is implanted inside of the current mortar completed nook, framing an unmistakable space inside of a space that echoes the outside relationship of old and new, while hiding financial Ikea cabinetry. An expansive window over the kitchen counter slides open, getting the outside while permitting utilization of the counter from the outside. Different ranges of the inside are punctuated by a progression of manufactured ins that coordinate ordinary articles with the spaces they’re in.
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