Fenlon House by Martin Fenlon Architecture

Bungalow constructed within the Nineteen Twenties utterly redesigned by Martin Fenlon Structure.

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Description by Martin Fenlon Structure

Within the little-recognized neighborhood of Hermon, situated simply outdoors of downtown Los Angeles, a dilapidated 1920’s bungalow has undergone a serious rework, bringing new life to the previous construction. The brand new addition to the entrance of the home types a singular alliance with the reworked present home. This new frontispiece seems to be intimately nested inside the older present home, whereas sustaining a stark differentiation. The frontispiece has been clad in a transparent cedar which contrasts the torched cedar that wraps the remainder of the construction. The entrance addition integrates the home with the adjoining streetscape because it terraces right down to the sidewalk and types an extended bench.

The unique gabled porch roof was eliminated leaving a big triangular opening within the roof which has develop into a skylight, flooding the inside with pure mild. The prevailing ceiling was eliminated to show the unique picket roof construction. The brand new walnut and teak finishes all through are comparable in tone with this present wooden, blurring the excellence between previous and new. The straightforward mixture of the wooden and white plaster all through is harking back to California mission structure.

The wooden clad kitchen is embedded inside the present plaster-completed enclosure, forming a definite area inside an area that echoes the outside relationship of previous and new, whereas concealing financial Ikea cabinetry. A big window over the kitchen counter slides open, bringing the outside in whereas permitting use of the counter from the outside. Different areas of the inside are punctuated by a collection of constructed-ins that combine on a regular basis objects with the areas they’re in.

Images by Zach Lipp

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