This two-story extension was designed by Hsu McCullough in 1906 for masonry for a growing family. The Ashland Residence in Santa Monica, California had to expand while keeping as much outdoor space as possible. The only way to achieve this was to build the Phase I footprint with a modern structure that filled the space between the original house and the garage.
The modern building has two levels of living, including a master suite on the upper floor with a yoga / meditation deck and cave on the first floor, a dining room with outdoor access, a kitchen and a light-filled staircase. In the new kitchen, an oak-lined light filters the light of a skylight far above the island. The dining area is next to the window for more natural light. The living room has some comfy leather furniture and open shelving with ombre books for a colorful touch. The bathroom has blue Carrara stone, black tiles and a window for natural light.
To fuse the older, traditional elements of the original home with the newer modern elements, lots of wood, Carrara stone, plain white subway tile, white oak floors and lots of natural light have been used. Contemporary style and this combination of materials make the addition cool, flowing and inviting.