Los Angeles-based Martin Fenlon Architecture studio redesigned this retro bungalow into a sleek and modern abode. Located in Hermon, this 1920s house was granted new life.
The team of architects at Martin Fenlon designed an add-on to the existing house. The addition provides a street-facing view of the street. While the old unit was built with torched cedar siding, the design team's new addition features modern cedar siding -- ultimately creating a unique and elegant contrast between the two textures of wood. During the renovation, the old porch roof was removed and replaced with a sleek skylight which floods this home's interior with an abundance of natural light.
The overall design uses the retro bungalow to create something entirely new without starting from scratch.
This Retro Bungalow was Given a Highly Modern Facelift
1. Retro Bungalow Renovations - Opportunity for architects and designers to transform older homes into sleek and modern spaces.
2. Contrasting Textures in Architecture - Potential for incorporating contrasting materials like wood siding to create visually striking designs.
3. Skylights as Design Features - The use of skylights as a way to flood interiors with natural light can be explored in various architectural projects for a modern feel.
1. Architecture - Architects can leverage the trend of renovating retro bungalows to offer unique and modern design solutions to clients.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can utilize the contrast of different textures, like wood siding, to create visually appealing spaces in both residential and commercial settings.
3. Renovation - The renovation industry can embrace the use of skylights as a desirable feature in updating and modernizing older homes or commercial spaces.