Grandview HouseModern Exterior, Los Angeles
Chang Kyun Kim
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: Jen Roskin, co-owner of jewelry brand MB Surplus; her husband, Marc, a Hollywood director and producer of films and TV (Burn Notice, Leverage, Flyboys); and their kids, Sam and MollyLocation: Manhattan Beach, CaliforniaSize: 2,600 square feet; four bedrooms, four bathroomsThe previous home was a “Spanish stucco box, poorly detailed, nothing to salvage other than the concrete,” says designer Robert Sweet, who took the home down to the subfloor and then added square footage by way of a new story and rear addition. The long and narrow lot dictated a long building with modern, clean lines for an airier and more open feeling. “If I wanted Spanish style with big curved doors, I didn’t have room for that,” Jen says. The new white stucco portion seen here replaced the original footprint. “It maintains that smaller-scale view from the street to help tie it into the original scale of the neighborhood,” Sweet says. “It seems more modest than it is. After that it opens up, and there’s a lot more house to it.”
What Houzzers are commenting on:
The long and narrow lot dictated a long building with modern, clean lines for an airier and more open feeling. The white stucco portion maintains that smaller-scale view from the street to help tie it into the scale of the neighborhood and make it seem more modest than it is. It then opens up the deeper you go in.