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Melissa Cobb kitchen

By Lisa Boone When Melissa Cobb set out to build a new kitchen, she wanted the Los Angeles house — built in 1939 and traditional in style — to feel updated in a subtly modern way. "It's always so interesting to blend modern and traditional," said Cobb, a producer at DreamWorks whose credits include "Kung Fu Panda" and its forthcoming sequel. With the help of architect Alice Kimm of Los Angeles-based John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Cobb does have her new kitchen, outdoor patio and adjacent bathroom-laundry room. Keep reading for a look at the remodel's features … Stefano Paltera / For The Times