Minimalist remodel
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A minimalist remodel

With the exception of a new aboveground lap pool in front, the 70-year-old dwelling looks much as it did before -- an unprepossessing wood-and-stucco structure set behind a rose garden. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
A mosaic based on a painting by Kazovsky’s daughter graces the pool area. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
The long lap pool lies in the front yard of the home. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
The master bath features track lighting on a meandering rail. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
The original house and the austere new additions live together compatibly. Much of that peaceful co-existence of old and new is due to the palette of materials. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
Architect Alla Kazovsky did not take the gut-and-rebuild approach in renovating her modest, ranch-style house in the Hollywood Hills. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
A view out the back from the kitchen. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
A view from the master bedroom which features a night table and headboard that Kazovsky designed. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
Inside, outside: Strong lines and personalization. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
A staircase ascends the steep backyard slope and affords views of the canyon and surrounding area. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
The changes didn’t just include the interior of the home. A succulent garden is planted along the steep backyard slope. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
Architect Alla Kazovsky’s home was originally built in the 1930s but is now a model example of minimalist design and strong lines. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
Architect Alla Kazovsky has reinvented her home in Nichols Canyon and added personal touches with furniture she herself designed. (Michael Robinson Chavez, Los Angeles Times)
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