This renovation by Ana Williamson Architects took a tired 1930s bungalow and turned it into an understated modern home with recycled-denim batts in the walls and cellulose, spray-foam, and rigid insulation in the ceilings— all while maintaining the original charm of the home.
Over at ecohome this award winning home is described as:
Seeking modern style without going overboard, the designers focused on clean lines, with simple volumes, a limited palette of materials, and the removal of superfluous decoration. For example, a ribbon of metal windows, which cantilevers slightly from the front, features a no-mullion corner, an element that's repeated in other areas of the house. Systems and structure also were modernized for efficiency, including fluorescent lighting, occupancy sensors, Energy Star appliances, radiant heating, dual-flush toilets, and weather-based irrigation controllers.
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