“My house was the ugliest, I think — a maze of small, dark, ugly rooms,” she says of the original 1950s design. The transformation is impressive, particularly when one learns how she achieved it.

The result is a house divided: two units instead of one. That was the goal — a flexible, urban plan that takes advantage of the way the property is zoned. She uses the two-bedroom, 2 1/2 -bath unit at the back of the property as her home. The one-bedroom front unit serves as a guest house and office. Photos Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times

Nice project, I really like how she did not use a big fancy design firm. Give it a read, more pics and link after the jump.

modern house home

modern house home
modern house home

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