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A Renovated California Tudor Tailor-Made for Modern Life

August 05, 2020

Los Angeles design company Bungalowe turned a cramped 1920s Tudor home into a modern sanctuary perfect for a family. Take a tour to see the dramatic transformation.

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Photo: Shade Degges Photography

A New Vision

For their first design project, Bungalowe took on this home in the Eagle Rock neighborhood, 15 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, and transformed its cramped square footage into a four-bedroom, four-bath, 2,996-square-foot sanctuary perfect for a modern family. Bungalowe owners and husband-and-wife team Karan and Sapna Aggarwal bought the Eagle Rock neighborhood home in 2018. The old house, perched on a 20,000-square-foot hillside lot, was in need of renovation to accommodate a family’s 21st century lifestyle. "The house was solid, but it was small," Sapna Aggarwal says. "The original square footage was 1,608 square feet, but that included an enclosed patio."

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A Design-Minded Family

Husband and wife Bungalowe designers Karan (right) and Sapna Aggarwal (left) and their baby Nischay.

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Before: Ready for Renewal

The mustard yellow, textured stucco house had a portico across the front that hid the homes's classic Tudor lines. In addition, the attic under the steep gables was unfinished. "There was a bunch of existing square footage, we just had to finish it. That gorgeous architectural space under the roof, those crazy angled spaces were always there, but never utilized."

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Simplicity Is Everything

Narrow windows flank the gas fireplace in the living room. Black wall sconces complement the clean lines of the windows, hearth and mantel.

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