This is the before and after a reform of a residence in La Canada, an area of Los Angeles, California, United States, conducted by the firm (fer) Studio, and with an amazing result. This company was responsible for the transformation of a classic house in 1980, to make it a functional housing, adapted to the present, with contemporary design and stylish.
One of the most noticeable changes that can be seen with the naked eye, is the addition of large windows, glass panels that transformed the walls into translucent walls. This allows the interior of the house is flooded with a greater flow of sunlight, and therefore, better energy efficiency.
This classic country house became a home with a modern aesthetic, practical, and décor scheme completely different rooms, and the whole reform process included the interior and exterior. In addition, housing took out an expansion, since the three existing bedrooms, added a master suite.
The project of this reform, raised open the house to the outside, visually communicating inside and outside areas. Covered area was expanded, notably, and was given a new modern and contemporary look.
The decision to open the visual boundaries of the house to enjoy the surrounding natural environment, a pine forest and vegetation. For this enjoyment is also planned a backyard, which includes a fireplace, an attractive detail, and with a cement finish and simple lines, with seats surrounding it with the same design and materials, creating a cozy and current.
Inside the house classic, another modification that was made was in the height of the ceilings, some walls were replaced by glass panels, and created new areas.
Areas that have more visual communication with the backyard are the new bedroom and the kitchen, which was removed a wall, replacing large windows and glass doors that open completely, giving fluidity between the interior and outside.
The kitchen will also be open to the living room was designed with open plan environment, and included a breakfast bar, stainless steel countertop, a finish that gives a modern look to the room, placed facing the courtyard, and it is very functional . more photo at here.