Located in an historic district of Long Beach, This 1920s home was a small two-bedroom residence with tight spaces. The kitchen was dark, cramped, and completely closed off from the rest of the house. The attic had been converted into a small master bedroom suite with a mini bathroom. Overall, the structure was in need of maintenance. Our task here was to provide the modern requirements of our client including: a larger kitchen, additional bedrooms, a family room, and more storage, while maintaining the historical charm of this existing French Cottage-style residence.
To accomplish this, we removed walls to enlarge the kitchen and open it up to a new family room. To provide the additional bedrooms required, we expanded the second floor, creating a large master bedroom with a sitting area. Using vaulted ceilings and other traditional design elements, we were able to seamlessly blend the new with the existing.