Encino, California 3,800 square feet The Melrose Residence is a contemporary update to a typical 1970’s ranch house. The rooms of the existing house were opened up, the ceilings were raised, and the connection to the rear yard was improved. The central living room features a twenty two foot wide, six-panel sliding door, which seamlessly joins the interior and exterior spaces. The smaller rooms with their light limestone flooring “float” above the dark wood floors of the central spaces. The laminated glass doors share light between rooms, yet provide complete privacy. The new interior fixtures are sleek and contemporary. The transformation of the house, from basic to cosmopolitan, is truly remarkable, and the owners love every part of their new home.