Citrus Heights StrengLiving Space
The new owner of Streng home bought it after it had been flipped. The client hired MAK to return the home to the original Streng elegance but with a modern twist! The space was dark, limited in size, and suffered from a poorly designed and cramped layout that inhibited the ability to entertain or live efficiently in the space. Due it's recent flip, the home was riddle with inexpensive finishes which detracted from the home's beauty and made the space less functional. The newly remodeled space features an open concept greatly inspired by the mid-century modern style the house was originally built in. By removing a few walls and adding more windows throughout the home, the new space is warm, inviting, and perfect for entertaining!
MAK transformed this home by extensively remodeling the interior to create a warm, open-concept home for the homeowner to enjoy. MAK removed a load bearing wall between what was previosuly the kitchen and living room to create one light-filled great room. The remodel allows for people in the kitchen to easily be a part of what is going on in the living room - perfect for entertaining or watching television while cooking. While the wall was removed MAK had to keep one of the load bearing posts intact which then became a design feature. The post and the exposed beams above were all wrapped in Walnut to draw in the eye and highlight the elegant lines which run throughout the home. Continuous line are also seen in the custom kitchen cabinetry as well as the marble countertop and marble backsplash, both of which are grain matched to create the effect of continuous slabs. The grain matching details allow the natural beauty of the materials to be the statement in the large, anchoring design points of the project.
The crown jewel of the home is clearly the large live rubber tree growing in the original mock atrium. Given that the full size rubber tree has quite literally grown with the home since it was originally built in the 1970s, preserving the tree was prioritized in both the design and construction phases of the remodel. The atrium as well as the pebble concrete floor in the entry allows for a seamless exterior-interior transition, a common theme of Streng Brother designs. As soon as someone steps into the home they are greeted by the striking foliage as well as a stunning view of the entire backyard. The luscious plants growing throughout the home set the tone for the entire space - a zen, warm, natural toned space to root and relax.