L.A.'s Windsor Square neighborhood seemingly comes out of nowhere. If you access it via Wilshire Boulevard — a busy thoroughfare lined with mostly unsightly high-rise office buildings — you'll suddenly find yourself driving down picturesque, tree-lined streets with grand homes (including the tudor revival residence of the city's mayor). It's a peaceful pocket with historical protections, which is why the houses there (a mix of eclectic yet historic styles) are so well maintained.
So when Veneer Designs had a chance to renovate a 1,500-square-foot bungalow in the area, they looked to preserve the home's architecturally significant craftsman facade. The inside, however, is now thoroughly modern, with skylights that bring in the California sun, and patterned tiles that give the space a sense of chic playfulness.