Manhattan Beach Home Redesigned
A young family transforms their newly purchased house into a bright, spacious home.
This young family loved living in a beach community not far from the water. Their 1970s house, however, with its small rooms and dreary colors, wasn’t functional or cheery, especially the kitchen.
Their solution was to create a new floor plan with an expanded kitchen, increased storage and counter space, and greater flow among the key rooms: the kitchen, dining room and family room.
The redesign opened the kitchen and dining room areas, providing the space for a beautiful island to become the centerpiece of the house. Adorned with crystal pendants, quartz stone and stylish counter seats, it conveyed an elegant yet family-friendly tone. A large focal window in the kitchen provided much-needed light. Storage was created by converting a 70s-style bar into a pantry.
In the adjacent family room, a contemporary fireplace replaced an outdated brick mantel, with matching bookcases on either side. The television, mounted above the fireplace, centered the room for entertainment. A large cozy sectional sofa was the final addition.
Photographer Marc Angeles, Unlimited Style Photography