The kitchen in this 1940s Los Angeles bungalow was expanded to become a modern hangout space. A soft pale blue that the homeowner
chose as the main accent color appears in cabinetry, a plastic laminate counter, and the wall behind a new built-in desk.
The island is made of Ikea cabinets set into a frame of finply, a high-grade plywood. A refurbished 1953 O’Keefe & Merritt
gas range is paired with a custom-designed stainless steel hood with a mirror finish. Design:
Lewis/Schoeplein Architects, Culver City, CA (www.lewisschoeplein.com or 310/397-1600).
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