Turning a 1980s country house into a modern barn house that stands out from the crowd and welcomes you in a serene and sensational fashion, this fabulous, renovated residence in Los Angeles was transformed by . The elegant conversion takes into account both the heritage of the structure, its current needs and tomorrow’s design trends as it aims to become a bridge between a lovely past and the ergonomic future. It is slate roof tiles and tongue-and-groove siding of gray-painted cedar that shape the distinct exterior of the home, along with a gabled roof and two-story brise soleil.
Much of the original silhouette of the house was retained and given a modern upgrade, with the reflecting pond, a fabulous bridge and the brise soleil creating a stunning entrance. This image of tranquility is further enhanced as artificial lighting takes over after sunset, with the illumination fashioning an atmosphere of inviting warmth. On the inside, it is a neutral color scheme, a smartly rejuvenated floor plan, open living spaces and a private bedroom that extend this aura of style, harmony and a blend of rustic simplicity with contemporary luxury.
Décor from Waldo’s Designs and a curated collection of artwork bring color to the home, even as the gorgeous green outdoors become a part of the interior. Natural textures are coupled with a sense of sophistication, with a series of glass walls and doors ushering in a flood of natural light. Spacious living zones and interactive family spaces cap off what is a sensible and brilliant transformation that draws inspiration from both local architecture and the residence’s unique past. [Photography: ]