This is an interior makeover of a midcentury post-war era ranch house in the Mission Hills community of San Diego.
Year completed 2013
Building area SF
Lot area SF
Brookes Redux Entry Steps
Brookes Redux Entry
Brookes Redux Pivot Door
A 4 foot wide pivot door is complemented by a reed glass sidelite.
Brookes Redux Living Room
We maintained the open-beam ceiling and split-face block fireplace. Simple material updating and better lighting brings this home to today's standard. The fireplace was carefully hand-stained by the owner.
Brookes Redux Art Wall
When expanding the master bedroom, we took space from the Living Room. The Art Wall was born from that move. Panelized in rift-sawn oak, the wall reinterprets the midcentury vibe.
Brookes Redux Master Bathroom
Pocket Spa - To make the most of the limited floor area, we reduced the numbers of doors to a single sliding door that provides privacy to the WC or completes the shower.
Brookes Redux Guest Bathroom
Taking cues from the Master Bathroom, extensive use of glass allows the room to feel larger than it actually is...
Brookes Redux Skylights
The biggest move we made on this project was the addition of natural light into the center of the house. Three operable Velux skylights were added between the existing beams. Pretty detailing, don't you think?
Brookes Redux - Before & After
It's always fun to see a side-by-side comparison of the project. Here, we've taken a view towards the entry where you can see the updated material palette and the difference natural light can make.