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Kitchen addition marries modern with traditional

May 7, 2011 |  5:58 am


With the help of architect Alice Kimm of Los Angeles-based John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Melissa Cobb, a producer at DreamWorks whose credits include "Kung Fu Panda" and its forthcoming sequel, updated her 1939 Los Angeles home in a subtly modern way: by adding a new kitchen, outdoor patio and adjacent bathroom-laundry room that works with the traditional house.

To see how they did it, check out the full story and accompanying photo gallery.

-- Lisa Boone

Photo: Melissa Cobb sits at her new backyard bar while her daughter, Lena, leans out from the kitchen. Credit: Stefano Paltera / For The Times


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