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A beautiful old farmhouse, a large private lot, beautiful old trees and a charming neighbourhood – there was only one thing missing

The farmhouse sits in a leafy surrounding


Architect: dasMOD

About the project (Text supplied): Take one part tired farmhouse and one part huge lot with mature trees and mountain views, add two parts complete redesign & remodel, and you've got a thoroughly refreshed farmhouse that fosters privacy and serenity to spare.

Sven Simon, partner in dasMOD says, "When we saw this home, we said, 'WOW!' Between the large private lot, tons of beautiful old trees, and the charming neighbourhood ... all that was missing was a major update."

dasMOD did more than renovate; they rebuilt. Taking the 2-bedroom, 1-3/4 bathroom footprint, they gutted what was out-of-date, demolished an illegal addition, raised floors to grade and vaulted ceilings for height.

After turning hallways into bedrooms and a game room into a master suite, they added a full bedroom and a quarter of a bathroom, morphing less than 1200 to nearly 1800 square feet; all without losing the charm of the original – or affecting the character of the neighbourhood.


New windows and doors allow pure, natural light to pour into the kitchen and dining room, showcasing the handsome marble countertops, custom cabinets and top quality appliances.

With new oak floors and all new windows and doors, central air was added, while the acreage was padded. The open floor plan brings this home to life.

Using quality products, a severely outdated bathroom was made more modern while still integrating some flavours of a bygone era. Using a warm and inviting palette of colour, along with adding new windows, the home has a new lease on life.

Set in the foothills of Altadena, CA, this once tired home was rejuvenated with tasteful colours, handsome finishes, and the sort of attention to detail you expect from professionals who love what they do.

First published date: 15 November 2017

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