Chet Architecture

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LGBTQIA+ owned

Los Angeles, CA



Dundee is a 2,600 square foot family home and hillside landscape in Los Feliz.  The owners are a young family with two small boys and a modern art collection.

The building project is a complete renovation of an existing 1934 Spanish-style house to better serve the owners needs.  The existing square footage is reconfigured to provide a more open plan and add connections to the landscape.  Historical details have been preserved, while new interventions to accommodate updated electrical, plumbing, and storage components are rendered with minimal ornamentation as a juxtaposition to the existing features of the home, the vibrant art collection of the family, and the surrounding garden.  The new layout includes a winter solar room, a skylight in the stairwell, and new operable windows and vents to enhance the building’s passive heating, cooling, and daylighting strategies.  New high-efficiency systems and lighting further reduce energy use, when needed.  Building materials and architectural finishes were selected for their sustainable sourcing, production, and durability. Furnishings, carpets, and paint colors by Ghislaine Vinas Interior Design.

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Status: Built
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Ghislaine Vinas Interior Design, Mark Drexler and Associates General Contractors, Kathleen Ferguson Landscapes, Art Gray photography