A smart family home on so many levels
Please don't call it split-level. It's a split plane house. Architect Jesse Bornstein modifies a classic idea for a modern age, crafting a home that feels spacious and open yet intimate -- a private refuge graced with functional beauty.
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Bornstein house( Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times )
All the case work in the house, including the kitchen cabinets, was constructed of Plyboo bamboo plywood. The consistent approach, Bornstein says, helps the space to feel like a unified design. Visible in the upper left corner: a part of the pass-through delivers light and air to a sitting room on the level above.
Inside the Bornstein home
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