Tackling a renovation and addition to an already existing mid-century modern residence in Santa Monica, California was Argentine architect Pablo Jendretzki of Jendretzki LLC. Located in the Rustic Canyon area that borders the Pacific Palisades, the tree-surrounded pavilion had to work for a highly-functional LA family and their love of Scandinavian design.

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The addition consists of a separate glass and wood covered pavilion that blends in while creating a tranquil backyard work studio for the family. The wood deck provides an outdoor space for seating and enjoying the view.

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

A pathway leads from the main house to the pavilion.

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

One side of the structure is covered with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors blurring the lines between the indoors and out.

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

Skylights were installed helping to fill the interior with even more light.

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

A mid-century inspired fireplace hangs in the seating area providing a cozy focal point.

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

Scandinavian Design Addition in Santa Monica in main architecture  Category

Photos by Alejandro Wirth.