According to an article written by Debra Prinzing of the LA Times “Lisa Little and Phil Brennan wanted to transform their tiny Venice space into a livable, modern home. Their solution? Retain the Craftsman bungalow’s sensibility while playing with volume and materials.”
While working toward her master’s at the Southern California Institute of Architecture Lisa Little and husband Phil Brennan bought a tiny lot in Venice with two tiny houses on it. It was an 850-square-foot bungalow built in 1905 and a 450-square-foot rental built in 1912.
Today, eight years later, Lisa Little’s Chartreuse house marvel. It’s almost impossible to miss the main house, that’s now painted an acid green trimmed in dark charcoal. You do however, have to look closely to notice how the couple have creatively turned two houses into one. Little and Brennan incorporated the original covered porch, bungalow windows and corbel-accented roofline into a thoroughly modernized home with a new garage and an office for the now-licensed architect. Mad props.