( Christina House / For The Times ) By Lisa Boone
Scott and Sharonne Trattner wanted more space -- more space than a run-down, 900-square-foot Venice cottage could offer. The solution: Behind their 1920 home now sits a new modern, minimalist white box designed by architect Talbot McLanahan.
Together, the two wings of the house -- old and new – now form a 1,600-square-foot family home bursting with color and contemporary style. Take a peek inside and see how the Trattners and McLanahan opened up the old house and linked it to its modern addition, which includes a new master suite, children's bedroom and cozy deck.
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