Built in 1951, this mid-century post and beam was originally designed by a Hollywood set designer, and photographed by renowned photographer Julius Shulman. Fifty years later, poorly executed modifications left the house dated and dark, with a confusing floor plan. The renovation focused on restoring the open beam ceiling as a unifying signature element, reorganizing the layout, and transforming cramped dining areas into an open plan space with indoor-outdoor flow.

One of the client’s main wishes was to have a kitchen and dining area that could support hectic individual schedules during the week, while accommodating large, easy-going weekend dinners for neighbors and family gatherings. Everything from the new layout, to the custom cabinetry and built-ins, was designed to support organized living spaces across these two scales. Featured in Dwell magazine and Elle Decor. Interior design by Sarah Waler Interiors.