BURTON BRUMER REMODEL
This house synthesizes our client’s preference for a Japanese styled Southern California Ranch. Located in the high-risk fire zone foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, it utilizes thick Ipe fire-rated wood boards on much of the exterior cladding and decking. Walls were removed to create a large open Living Area containing both formal and informal sitting areas, a dining room and a kitchen. A large glazed “dormer” above the rear sitting area expands the space and brings in northern natural light. Sliding glass doors in the Master Bedroom and open the house to the newly landscaped rear yard.