Name: Seth, Allison & Jacob
Location: Downtown Ventura, California
Built in 1928, this Spanish-style California bungalow is a few blocks from the beach and located in a busy downtown neighborhood. While the two-bedroom, one-bathroom house had a great open living/dining room with a wide arch in between, the galley kitchen in the back of the house was completely closed off.
After refinishing the original wood floors in the bedrooms and completely renovating the spacious back yard, we knew our next--and biggest--project would be the kitchen. We took out the dividing wall and completely stripped the kitchen down. We created windows and a glass back door and rebuilt the open kitchen in a completely new design. The outcome has opened up the house for entertaining, giving it a much more contemporary look, while at the same time maintaining the character of the nearly century-old home. Our favorite feature is that now you can see all the way through to the backyard from the moment you enter the house.