This modest beach bungalow circa 1913 was relocated to Santa Monica only a couple of blocks from the beach, to the place it has called home since 1920. All these decades later, it was time for a major renovation, so Bay Street got just that with help from Bittoni Architects.

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-2

The home’s street presence remains the same, keeping the exterior fairly true to form, while the interior received a complete renovation. Through the renovation, the home’s interior and exterior connection flow letting the residents enjoy California indoor/outdoor living year round.

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-3

A two-story addition was designed and built in the rear, which provided the home a new top-floor master suite and deck with a terraced indoor dining and living area that’s open to the outdoors, below.

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-4

The interior design was covered by Delphine Lafont for Modern Cause, which included simple statement pieces creating a timeless interior space. Love the Eames sofa on the left.

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-5

One bathroom is streamlined and tranquil with white fixtures and warm woods.

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-6

While the other goes bold with a bright yellow on the walls.

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-7

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-8

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-9

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-10

Bay-Street-Bittoni-Architects-11

Photos by Taiyo Watanabe.