California Kitchen Renovation with a View

A California couple redesigns their kitchen to erase the barriers between inside and out. By Susan Heeger

Redo with a View
Photo: Jeff Lipsky

Redo with a View

When Kim Baer and Michael Sieverts hired architect Scott Prentice for a renovation, their goals were practical, not pricey: They simply wanted to enjoy spending more time in their kitchen. Their top priorities were a better-organized space, environmentally friendly design, and easier access to the backyard.

With its airy plan, open doors, and glass walls framing garden and sky, the kitchen is now a happy neighborhood hangout. From spring to fall, the weather is mild enough to roll up the glass garage door off the dining room and invite the neighbors—and the outside—in.


Scott Prentice Architects | Santa Monica, Calif., 310-454-5080
Rob Steiner, Landscape Architect | Los Angeles, 323-931-4425
KitchenAid | 800-422-1230
Häfele America Co. | 800-423-3531
Luna Garcia Pottery | Venice, Calif., 310-396-8026
Fisher & Paykel | 888-936-7872

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