This stop on the East Side & Downtown Dwell Home Tour 2013 takes us to La Cañada Flintridge, an enclave of downtown Los Angeles, to the Kim Residence. Once a three-bedroom, three-bathroom ranch-style home built in the 1950s, this home got a massive interior and exterior remodel, complete with a 900 square foot expansion, all designed by Form Environment Research (fer) Studio in the summer of 2012.

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Situated on a slope, the residence is enveloped by native redwoods and oak trees. The lush landscape surrounding the house creates an inviting habitat for such a modern home.

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The extensive rock wall makes a nice transition from the house to the pool that is lower down on the slopped lot.

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The high ceilings make the interior appear bright and airy, especially with the darker floors, walls, and posts.

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I like how they created an alcove for the TV so it doesn’t stick out on the wall. It keeps it hidden unless you’re sitting in front of it.

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The furnishings and finishes are simple but textured, making the interior feel very rich and warm.

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Photos by Christine Kim, Dwell on Design.