Originally built as a California summer home in the early 1900s, this lovely Craftsman bungalow was recently updated and brought into the 21st century by Evens Architects. The home is located in a historical neighborhood, and the owners were tasked with modernizing the home to suit their needs while maintaining the delightful charm of its original architecture.
Local restrictions meant that the exterior of the home couldn't be altered save for a fresh coat of paint. A large front porch welcomes visitors into the house, and the home's multipaned windows are visible even from the street.
The partially paned front door opens right into the home's living room, which is decorated with pale, calming colors. The walls and the coffered ceiling have been painted white over the original wood finish, but the color serves to emphasize the beautiful craftsmanship of the architecture.
The other half of the living room is centered around this gorgeous fireplace. The room has plenty of seating, including a window seat! The multipaned windows seen here are also found throughout most of the house, and they provide a charming reminder of the home's Craftsman origins.
The kitchen has been completely redone and now features a butcher-block-topped island and a set of vintage mercury pendant lights. Modern stainless steel appliances and ample counter space make this room a chef's dream come true!
Here we have the dining room, which feels bright and airy thanks to the white walls and soothing natural tones found in the furniture. A unique contemporary chandelier hangs above the table.
The master bedroom boasts a cathedral ceiling with eye-catching tongue-and-groove ceiling. The charming multipaned windows let in plenty of sunshine and fresh air.
The large master bathroom is decorated in the same soothing color scheme found throughout the rest of the house, while horizontal paneling on the walls gives the room a sense of structure.
A claw-foot tub is tucked away in a sun-filled nook, where built-in shelves provide the perfect place to store toiletries.
The Craftsman style of the home is seen again on the large front porch, which looks like the perfect place to relax on warm summer evenings. It would have been especially lovely to sit out here when the house was first built; all the homes in the neighborhood were originally built on sand dunes and connected by boardwalks instead of by roads or sidewalks!
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