California bungalow style: A 1930s home goes from bland to brilliant


JWT Associates is responsible for the remodel of a 1930s bungalow style in Westwood, a neighborhood in Los Angeles County, California. They began this project by relocating the kitchen to the former dining room, and then made a few small adjustments to the floor plan, transforming the home’s flow. The finished result is an open and airy layout with stylish details. Continue below to see the tour…

Above: Renovated details on the home’s exterior include a relocated craftsman-style front door and window, and new lighting.


Above: Custom millwork and lighting transformed this home’s former foyer into the new family hub.


Above: The cream-colored chairs are from Jonathan Adler. The light fixture is from HD Buttercup in Los Angeles. The wall unit was custom designed by the architect and custom-built by Wood Design and Art, located in North Hollywood.


Above: A view of the new kitchen from the dining room. The island has custom-made swing-arm stools.


Above: The kitchen features custom face-frame cabinets and 4030 Pebble | Caesarstone countertops. French door double ovens from American Range. The refrigerator is a Kitchenaid 42″. Light fixtures over the island are from Rejuvenation. This room is 16′-0″ by 13′-6″.


What We Love: This California bungalow style home features a beautiful update to the interior living spaces. Reconfiguring the layout of this dwelling has helped to create a better flow and meet the lifestyle needs of the homeowner. Preserved details along with modernized updates have given the owners an inviting and comfortable new home that will surely be enjoyed for years to come.

Tell Us: What do you think of the overall details of this renovation project? Let us know your thoughts in the Comments, we love reading your feedback!

Note: Have a look at a couple of other spectacular bungalow home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign: A rustic-modern bungalow gets elevated charm in Mill Valley and Ultimate indoor/outdoor bungalow living in South Carolina.


Above: The island is reclaimed wood with a Caesarstone counter. The original wood floors were sanded down, then taped off with squares, and applied a coat of white paint — “Right White” from Restoration Hardware. Next, the paint was buffed to achieve an aged look, then sealed.


Above: Custom swing-arm stools were made for the reclaimed wood island. A local metalworker fabricated the arms. Similar swing-out seats can be found at Get Back Inc.


Above: The kitchen also features a new custom pantry cabinet. Each side of the pantry has 3 adjustable shelves with a pull-out tray at the bottom. All of the cabinets are painted in “Right White” from Restoration Hardware.


Above: The former kitchen of this craftsman bungalow was converted into a bright and comfortable dining room, spacious enough to accommodate up to twelve guests. The artwork is from Big Daddy’s in Los Angeles. Pendants are from Rejuvenation.



Above: In the bedroom, the statement wallpaper is Midnight Birds – Galbraith & Paul.


Above: A new stained wood surround and Arts and Crafts tile were added to an existing pre-fab fireplace.


Above: The original driveway is now a private courtyard just off the dining room, featuring new flagstone steps.

PHOTOGRAPHER Lee Manning Photography

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