Jeff Troyer

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Jeff Troyer, AIA is a part of JWT Associates, a custom residential design firm based in Los Angeles. Their mission is to fulfill their clients’ dreams, and to make the process enjoyable. They begin each project not by dictating how they work, but rather by asking what you want to achieve and working together to make it happen. A collaborative approach is taken.

Jeff Troyer studied at The University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning, one of the top-rated US architecture schools. After graduating, Jeff joined New York City firm Alan Wanzenberg Architects where he managed high-end apartment remodels, as well as custom home construction in the Hamptons, Greenwich and Boston. After moving to Los Angeles, Jeff joined the prestigious architecture firm Appleton & Associates where he worked for nine years, managing home projects in Santa Barbara, Pebble Beach, Napa, Dallas, and Kauai.

Jeff’s combination of classical and modern training has culminated in a style that is well proportioned and clean lined. Traditional building materials are rethought to create homes that are at once modern, warm & casual. At JWT, projects large and small will receive the same thorough attention to detail – while staying within your budget.

Jeff’s Latest Project: Canyon Oak

This is a full remodel/addition to a home built in 1938 in The Oaks, an historic Los Angeles neighborhood. The original front facade remains entirely intact. The interior was reconfigured and modernized, while staying true to the spirit of the original house. As the house was taken apart, every item removed was tagged and kept for reuse. Most of the original windows remain, but the few that were removed are now in new locations- one providing light into the powder room, another placed between the master vanity and shower. Ceiling rafters were reused as tie beams in the living room and master bedroom. Existing door knobs, light fixtures, and sinks were shuffled around until they found a home.

The kitchen was moved to the back of the house and has large windows open to the backyard. The island is an antique sourced from Ohio. We vaulted the ceiling in the front den and added walls of bookshelves extending to the ceiling. The living room ceiling was also vaulted.

The rest of the attic was transformed into a new master bedroom suite. The master was designed to look like it was added in stages over the years, with painted wood boarding and a dormer area sheathed in stained beadboard. Another new dormer contains the master shower.

The empty space beneath the stairs now houses a reading nook and a child-sized door leading to a secret hideout.

See more about this project on Jeff’s page.