Out with the Old… A Modern, New House (and Garage!) in Los Angeles

We are preparing to demolish a somewhat uninspired house in Los Angeles and replace it with a modern home veritably oozing with character. Yes, modern homes can have character! Here are a few renderings, starting with one showing the old superimposed over the new.

Model of the existing home superimposed over the new home
Model of new home

This old house has a 3-car, attached garage. Or, more accurately, the old 3-car garage has a house attached to it. We normally prefer to downplay garages in our home designs, yet this site required it be at the front of the home. To make it even more challenging, the client needed an additional stall. So, we hired David Copperfield (not really) and magically made a large garage appear smaller.

The solution was simple, really: double load the garage and access it from two sides. Easy, huh? It didn’t hurt that we also provided windows and other details to enhance what is often left as an awkwardly scaled element of a home.

Voila! A garage befitting of Tony Stark, Iron Man.

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Tim Bjella

Principal architect and interior designer for Arteriors / Bjella Architecture.

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