CLIENT: Chris & Lynn Lund
LOCATION: Belmont Heights, Long Beach, California
AREA: 2750 Sqft
CONTRACTOR: Knightbuilders Inc.: Steve Knight
IMAGES BY: Lynn Lund
The clients, a set of creative website designers, presented us with a challenge. How can you convert 1950’s duplex in Belmont Heights, a beachside neighborhood in Long Beach, into a cohesive single-family residence?
Our job was to transform the property, adding 372 sf while taking into account the early modernist’s aesthetic of the existing structure, into one unified plan. To maximize the views of the property’s hillside presences, the sleeping quarters were relocated upstairs while the kitchen and family rooms came downstairs.
A new internal stairwell made out of steel was designed to connect this new vertical circulation while two of the four car garage spaces were converted into a home office.