Midcentury Modern With a View

The incredible view from this midcentury modern ranch style home was blocked by a both interior and exterior walls. Walls were removed, the floor plan reworked and the end result is a beautiful space for the homeowners to entertain their large extended family.


The kitchen was moved from the center of the family room to what was a dark, unused space toward the front of the home. Two new skylights were added and offer lots of bright light to brighten up the new kitchen that now has ample room for entertaining. The custom cabinets are walnut and the hardware is custom designed and made by a local sculpture, Ben Pruskin of Pruskin Hardware. The lights are from Tech Lighting. The counter tops and backsplash are natural stone.


Space for a cozy breakfast nook was possible once we removed a wall and reworked the floor plan. Products are: Powell Street pendant lamp, Cesca chairs, custom pillows, Gerard dolls, Nelson ball clock, and an Eames house bird. The dining room is strategically placed between the kitchen and bar with a full view of the San Gabriel mountains. The table is new as are the leather covered Saarinen chairs. The Danish teak chairs with rope seats are vintage. The light fixture is new. The Bullet planters designed by Hip Haven holding Dracaena Marginata, or Dragon Plants, are from Design Within Reach.


Conveniently located by both the dining room and the patio and pool areas, the bar has room for four. The bronze leafed “Brutalist” stone backsplash coordinates with the hand hammered nickel sink and nickel plated faucet. The cabinets are custom made walnut and the counter tops are natural stone.