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Alta Dena House

Alta Dena, CA

Bestor Architects renovated this four-bedroom home originally designed by noted architect Caspar Johann Ehmcke. Built in 1950 by architect Caspar Ehmcke — whose Southland houses include Beverly Hills mansions – BA added 879 square feet for a garage, a bathroom, a utility room and an extra upstairs bedroom. True to its modernist influence, the design emphasizes simplicity and natural materials. Douglas fir walls, cork flooring and 11-foot floor-to-ceiling windows in the living room give the entryway a clean, open look with plenty of natural light. A custom bookshelf and fireplace add interest to the living room, which has mountain views.

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