Moss Yaw Design studio

(949) 274-9693
www.mydstudio.com

Services Provided
DESIGN
- programming: a collaborative approach to determining project needs and priorities
- schematic design + planning
- digital models + 3-D renderings
- construction document sets
- presentation materials + city submittals

CONSTRUCTION
- design-build services + on-site project management
- consultant + contractor coordination
- cost-estimate + feasibility studies
- LEED facilitation + documentation
- homeowner representation

Areas Served
Southern California: Los Angeles + Orange County

Business Description
Orange County Architect: MYD studio, an architecture + interiors firm values an integrated, client-focused approach to provide design solutions that are sustainable, functional and beautiful.
We provide complete architectural + interior design services for new homes and renovations, as well as design-build options for project management + construction coordination throughout Orange County.

Certification and Awards
California Architects Board: License #C-32110,
US Green Building Council: LEED AP (BD+C)
Engineering News Record: 2012 'Top 20 Under 40' (Lauren Moss)
Location:
Aliso Viejo, CA US 
Contact:
Lauren Moss 
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Address:
26 Meridian Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656 
License #:
C-32110 
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Great house with clean lines and quite a bit of potential...
Cleaning up the landscape and new paint will help define the entry, and there are also exterior building design elements, such as awnings or architectural projections, that can create visual interest without compromising the mid-century aesthetic, especially when incorporating natural materials like wood. (http://www.mydstudio.com/blog/4-ways-to-define-the-modern-home-entry)
Also, regarding the stucco, if the finish is rough or lacy, sanding it down (or replacing it) with integral smooth-trowel stucco will not only noticeably improve the overall appearance, but will reduce maintenance and the need to repaint in the future.
We've done a few recent projects in Southern California with similar existing conditions and program requirements; there are definitely many homes from the period that can be transformed beautifully... Good luck!
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To find your climate zone and the appropriate plants, type your zip code into this page: http://www.garden.org/zipzone/ . For example, Zone 9B is southern California coastal and inland valleys.

Big trees are stressed by lack of water due to the drought. Hang on for a few months to see if they sprout when rain comes.
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I will do that . I sure hope they do because I was one of the things I loved was the large old trees. I have several in the backyard that seem to be doing alright so far. I'm assuming that they didn't get watered for many years and I'm surprised they are still alive.
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The wall tile used at either side was Porcelanosa glass blanco 12"x35", installed vertically- the same application and material was used at the bench.
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Thank you- we feel the same way about grout lines, so we try to use large-format, rectified (squared edge) tiles whenever possible and specify 1/16" spacing. The grout color is important, as well; to minimize its appearance, select a color as close to the tile as possible.
Of course, it goes without saying, it's critical to have excellent tile fabricators and installers.
Here's another photo showing a bit more detail...
Thanks and hope that helps!
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Hey Moss! Thank you SO much for your reply and the additional photo. Very helpful indeed! I will definitely do some research on rectified tiles - I thought a tile is a tile is a tile. You're the BOMB!
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The ceiling was a standard drywall installation.
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My husband and I hired MYD Studio over two years ago to design our 3200 sqft. custom home in Fullerton, CA. From the first meeting, we could tell that they kne...
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