Modern House Design – A Bridge Between Past And Present Work

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Modern House design – how to combine history with the new time?

Today I am owned historical houses modern house design and more specifically about the dilemma: how much can you change your own life to bring it there in accordance with the House? Or also: how far do I change my house to adapt it to my life?

A couple from California has purchased a bungalow from the period. The proximity to the beach and the historical value were very lovely. But the dark roof was anything but due to their contemporary facilities and collection of fine art photography.


The couple has commissioned the architect of Erik evens and the Interior Designer Alana Homesley from Woodland Hills to, helping them to solve this problem.

As a specialist in historic architecture, the evens has proposed the idea to paint the wood works.

Painted in the White House keeps still its contemporary character. But now the light is reflected and the furniture and works of art are illuminated. According to Stevens, the end product is the real proof of the correctness of this decision for him personally. In his opinion the House spans the bridge between the past and the present.

Modern House design – the House at a glance:

Who lives here: A working couple with their three children
Location: Santa Monica, California
Size: 265 M², 4 bathroom and 4 bedrooms
Interesting facts: The House was first built on sand dunes and promenades lead to every single House

The wide entrance door leads directly into the living room and divides the space into two different seating areas. Located between the Brenda Antons ear chairs a small coffee table, seems to disappear the overall equipment. Bleached colors flanking the beach scenes. So, it inscribes itself in the typical ideas about a Beach House.

An informal seating area is located on the other side of the room. Here you chose a custom deck instead of the usual sofas.

The chairs are the company Christian Liaigre

modern house design eclectic living room white coffered ceiling

The ceiling in the living room has felt very low before you attach the painting. This was due to the coarse separation between the Brown wood and the white tapes. Now everything in the same shading was carried out. You notice especially the handicraft art and not the contrast.

It has issued the collection of photographs on a rail in the dining room

modern house design sturdy dining table in dark wood

There, even the built-in buffet is coated with a layer of color.  The cornice is the brand of Bright White.

The maßgearbeiteten chairs are covered with blue-gray linen cloth of brand Hampton.

The chandelier is a contemporary creation of company Lindsey Adelman

modern house design chandelier in the form of grape

Lindsey Adelman was Designer. This is certainly an unconventional choice for this Craftmann Bungallow. But the designers were convinced that the room needs some “funky” style.

The blue-gray color of the living room was recorded also in the kitchen.

There it was attached to the tiles and the rear wall of the company of Heath ceramics

modern house design Island kitchen with microwave oven

The counter was covered with sandstone Pietra del Cardoso

modern house design kitchen rear wall with gray wall tiles

This material is resistant to stains.

On the shelves next to the Windows, you can see the ceramic collection of the owner set up. There you can enjoy also filter views of the neighbouring houses.

The architect of evens was able to accommodate four bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. In terms of this task, he has redesigned the staircase and added a skylight.

The image here shows the master bedroom. It opens to the roof line.

Still it was highlighted with structural ties and had a tongue and Groove ceiling

modern house design rattan chair

Woven fabrics of grass had used in the whole House

modern house design open beam ceilings in white

The custom Walnut credenza was higher than normal. She are less contemporary look.

As it is, the bathroom of the apartment from 1903 was much smaller. Evens has integrated in the sanitary area but a part of the neighbouring area at the renewal.

As a result, it now has a traditional, but fine bathroom

modern house design of striped runners in cold shades

Horizontal boards establish a strong line to around the room. The niche shelves keep items from the bathroom close.

The wide front door promotes interaction with the road

modern house design covered veranda with dark rattan furniture

Due to the historic nature of the district, the architect was allowed to leave the House facade. You could cover them only with a fresh layer of color. He has also done so. The House was originally on sand dunes.

There are promenades, which is connected to the residences of the road

modern house design pitched roof and front yard

Modern House design with historic flair

modern house design traditional white facade

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