Design Synthesis, Inc. | Photographer Chang Kyun Kim

Originally designed by noted midcentury architect Frederick Monhoff in 1951, this Santa Monica home has preserved its original structure of ample windows and open floor plans successfully bringing the outdoors in. Abeer Sweis of Synthesis Inc. has updated this quintessential model of contemporary midcentury design by adding two bathrooms, two bedrooms and a den.


Design Synthesis, Inc. | Photographer Chang Kyun Kim

Sweis’ belief that architecture should be both innovative and timeless lends itself well to the redesigning of the home. By replacing its existing windows with floor-to-ceiling glass and LaCantina folding doors, she was able to create a comfortable indoor outdoor experience that completely opens the home to the yard.


Design Synthesis, Inc. | Photographer Chang Kyun Kim

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