Ave 47 Residence

Highland Park, California | 2011

A small house on a large lot, the existing floor plan turned its back to the rear yard and faced the street. The value of the property was the large lot size, the majority of which was unusable. As part of the renovation, a rear deck/porch element was added to provide a connection to the yard. The kitchen walls were removed and the laundry room behind the kitchen was made into a small den opening to the new deck, creating an open floor plan from the living room at the front of the house to the yard in the back. French doors were added to the rear bedroom to complete the flow. Although no square footage was added, these design moves transformed the house to function and feel significantly larger than before.