All photos ©Alexander Vertikoff

All photos ©Alexander Vertikoff


After completing a successful kitchen renovation, the clients returned a few years later with a request to remodel and enlarge their home.  The 1970's Los Angeles tract house located in Cheviot Hills was transformed into a modern Craftsman Style residence.  Because of the property’s significant changes in grade, the house steps up the site, creating three distinct levels.   Indoor/outdoor living is encouraged through a variety of spaces, including an outdoor courtyard on the middle terrace, and a new swimming pool on the upper terrace.  The house works well for entertaining, with a casual openness between living and dining areas.  At the same time, the bedrooms and master suite maintain a sense of separation and privacy. The interior finishes use traditional Craftsman Style wood and rich color hues in a more relaxed, modern way.  The kitchen remodel was published in House Beautiful, and appeared on HGTV’s “I Want That Kitchen!” 

Landscape design by Venice Studio