Retro Revamp

Six hundred square feet was adequate space for then-newlyweds Frank Clementi and Julie Smith-Clementi when they bought their
Venice, California home nineteen years ago. The small Arts-and-Crafts-style bungalow was compact, yet comfortable. Two years later, when they were expecting their first child, the Clementis expanded upward to make room for the new addition to the family, and they enlarged the original petite “pantry kitchen,” turning it into a galley kitchen
with a long work surface on one side and the ingredients behind on the other. “It was an efficient kitchen,” says Frank, a first-generation Italian-American
and an avid cook. “The trouble was, only one person could comfortably work there at a time.” Read more….

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