Adjunct associate professor Kevin Daly (KDA) has designed a new house for an extended family in northern Santa Monica. The project is a remodel of an existing 2000 sf one-story ranch house in the North of Montana neighborhood of Santa Monica. It is designed for a growing family with a live-in mother with dedicated office space for both parents.
The design was burdened by several zoning restrictions which necessitated that this project be defined as a remodel. As a result, only 50% of the existing square footage could be added to the project. The existing wood framed structure was maintained with a new steel structure slipped inside to accommodate the new second story and roof garden. All three bedrooms were located to take advantage of views and are shifted in plan in order to conform to the restrictive second story setbacks.
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