The Sycamore House is a project from Aaron Neubert Architects that restores a 1950′s post & beam house in Los Angeles while also incorporating a 1,500-square-foot addition. Careful attention was paid to the design of the new addition as the lot’s peninsular shape and sloping terrain played a huge factor into how it could be laid out. Sycamore trees on the property meant a lot to the homeowner so keeping them around was mandatory, making things difficult as one was planted in the primary location for the addition.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

The addition was positioned perpendicularly between the exiting residence and the street setback. The interior living spaces are still kept relatively private, while the home opens up towards the hillside view.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

They used multiple cantilevers within the addition that extend out over the hillside giving them the square footage they desired.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

One of the beloved sycamore trees is actually incorporated into the house, piercing through the kitchen, family room, master suite, and the roof deck.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

Helping blend the old with the new, the existing wood beams and the new steel structure are all painted red and all of the fixed windows are black.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

Completely in love with the jagged black and white lines that start in the kitchen and move through the living room.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

The large windows help bring the outdoors in and make you feel like you’re perched within the trees.

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

A 1950s Post & Beam Home Gets a Modern Addition in main interior design architecture  Category

Photos by Brian Thomas Jones.