Grammy winning producer put the happy back into this bungalow on oak tree lined street in Pasadena. It was as important to keep the character of the home as it was to add functionality. The solutions: preserve the original wood floors, insulate and wrap the house in new shiplap siding, install new Tesla solar glass roof (1 of only ~500 in the US - 25 year warranty), custom build the doors and window casings while adding matching built-ins throughout. All the things you can't see have also been updated: electric, plumbing and HVAC. It has become something rare in today's market a well executed, fully permitted, cohesive design that complements the original architecture. The more we spent time at 1900 Navarro the more we realized how pleasant the sight lines were due to its living areas facing the trajectory of the sun and that it sits above the street level. The views are of mature oak trees, jasmine hedges, the San Gabriel mountains (they appear pink at the golden hour) and the view across the street of a well preserved Craftsman are all easy on the eyes. The carport in the rear yard has been transformed to a workshop (soap/essential oils must smell to appreciate) and can be part of the yard or enclosed. The front yard is just as usable as the rear and we met several kind people walking by as we sat under the covered porch. Other lifestyle benefits of this location: access to 134 and 210 fwys, nearby hiking (Chaney Trail, Eaton Canyon and along Angeles Crest) and proximity to Lincoln Blvd whose historic preservation has been planned by the city of Pasadena.