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Fenlon Home by Martin Fenlon Structure

Positioned simply outdoors of downtown Los Angeles, California, this Nineteen Twenties bungalow was utterly redesigned by Martin Fenlon Structure.


Description by Martin Fenlon Structure

Within the little-identified neighborhood of Hermon, positioned simply outdoors of downtown Los Angeles, a dilapidated 1920’s bungalow has undergone a significant transform, bringing new life to the previous construction. The brand new addition to the entrance of the home varieties a singular alliance with the reworked present home. This new frontispiece seems to be intimately nested inside the older current 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 kinds a long bench.

The unique gabled porch roof was eliminated leaving a big triangular opening within the roof which has turn out to be a skylight, flooding the inside with pure mild. The prevailing ceiling was eliminated to show the unique wood roof construction. The brand new walnut and teak finishes all through are related in tone with this current wooden, blurring the excellence between outdated and new. The easy mixture of the wooden and white plaster all through is harking back to California mission structure.

The wooden clad kitchen is embedded inside the current plaster-completed enclosure, forming a definite area inside an area that echoes the outside relationship of outdated and new, whereas concealing financial Ikea cabinetry.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 sequence of constructed-ins that combine on a regular basis objects with the areas they’re in.

Pictures by Zach Lipp

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