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Updating a classic midcentury home

A hillside midcentury modern house gets renovated for today with earth-friendly ideas that improve (discreetly) on the past

An open kitchen with modern barstools.
Photography by Thomas J. Story

Kitchen in plain sight

Featured in Sunset's May 1966 issue, this award-winning La Mesa hillside home near San Diego was considered a model of indoor-outdoor living.

The renovated kitchen retains the original footprint minus the overhead cabinets that isolated it from the dining area.

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