Cottage Style Renovation & Addition, Tarzana, CA
This Tarzana, CA, home, reimagined by interior designer Barbara Stock, appeared on the cover of Romantic Homes magazine. Purchased as a rundown fixer, the house was given new life and light with an 1100 sf addition, and top to bottom reworking and renovation of the existing space. We kept the best of the old--beamed wood ceilings, wood paneled walls, nooks and crannies--and lovingly opened up, repurposed, added, and renovated the rest to live for today. Interior and architectural design by Barbara Stock Interior Design.
Romantic Homes featured this Tarzana, CA, renovation/addition on the cover and in two issues of the magazine.
This open and spacious country kitchen addition features custom beadboard and Shaker cabinetry, granite countertops, and Thermador appliances. Simple beadboard and white subway tile on the backsplash add to the cottage charm. This kitchen was featured on the cover of Romantic Homes magazine.
This open and spacious country kitchen addition features custom beadboard and Shaker cabinetry, granite countertops, a walk-in pantry, open concept floor plan, and Thermador appliances. Simple beadboard and white subway tile on the backsplash add to the cottage charm. The opening over the kitchen...
The open floor plan of this charming cottage provides space for both intimate and grand entertaining.
Previously a small closet for the washer and dryer, this area was enlarged and became a walk-in pantry. The existing window brings needed light into the kitchen area.
White shelves enclosed with beadboard make a "hutch" that is graced by a collection of Portmeirion Botanic Garden china.
An enclosed breezeway with raised, beamed ceiling makes a cozy breakfast room with a pass-through to the kitchen.
An enclosed breezeway with raised, beamed ceiling makes a cozy breakfast room with a pass-through to the kitchen. An antique desk and chair offer a cozy perch to make a phone call or plan the day ahead.
A view of the dining area and living room from the kitchen/great room of this open concept cottage in Tarzana, CA.
A view from the living room to the back yard, overlooking the pool and lush hillside. Simple materials, slipcovered chairs, family heirlooms, and flea market finds make this a perfect example of 'high-low' decorating.
This cottage style home was designed to showcase family heirlooms and flea market finds, and to provide the backdrop for a lifetime of happy memories.
A view from the living room to the back yard, overlooking the pool and lush hillside. A windowseat built into an alcove on the enclosed porch makes a cozy perch and offers extra dining space when entertaining.
This intimate living room opens to the entry hall, dining area, and kitchen/great room, providing space to entertain on a grand scale, yet cozy for just two.
The open floor plan is wonderful for entertaining. Here, a view from the living room to the skylit great room/dining area/family room/kitchen. The double openings were previously windows overlooking a small porch, which was enclosed as part of the renovation.
A beloved grandmother's breakfront finds a home in a corner of the living room, providing a home for treasured family heirlooms, silver, and other collectibles.
Vintage trunks make useful end or small coffee tables, and offer extra storage, while looking wonderful.
This modest sized master bedroom was enlarged visually with the addition of a bay window, raised ceiling, and a doorway into the walk-in closet with a French door to the back yard.
This expansive master bathroom renovation was carved out of an existing closet, tiny master bath, a hall bath, and part of a spare bedroom. Dual zones provide separate his and hers vanities and dressing areas-the key to a happy marriage?!
"Her" vanity and dressing table with upper cabinets and a skylight features plenty of convenient storage and access to her adjacent walk-in closet.
Open medicine cabinet/niche backed with beadboard offers display space for a collection of antique silver.
Classic styling makes this childrens' bath appropriate from kindergarten to college. A change of accessories is all that is needed to update at any age.
This lovely mosaic tile countertop in Springy blues and greens is surrounded by chair rail from Country Floors in Los Angeles. It is inset with broken tile, china, and glass mosaic tiles, for a joyfully one-of-a-kind bath. An antique mirror finishes the look.
A stylish and useful laundry/craft room addition features 20 linear feet of counter space for whatever projects suit your fancy. The open wall shelf was a lucky curbside find, painted white and repurposed for loads of display space and storage.
Most of the front exterior remained unchanged on this cottage-like California ranch. A new roof, driveway, entry door, windows, paint, and landscaping are the only changes visible from the street. Almost all of the 1100 sq ft addition happened in the back of the house, allowing the front to...