1920s cottage as it originally appeared
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Casting a Rustic Spell

1920s cottage as it originally appeared
The homeowners worked with an architect-contractor to transform their 780-foot 1920s cottage . . . (JOHN SOFIO)
1920s cottage became split-level
. . . into a 1300-square-foot split-level. (KEN HIVELY / Los Angeles Times)
dog-shaped stairway rail
The design plan favors fanciful woodsy details such as a stairway rail shaped like a dog. (KEN HIVELY / Los Angeles Times)
Fireplace of transformed cottage
The fireplace features a wooden frame, metal braces and stacked stone. (KEN HIVELY / Los Angeles Times)