:: Chris & Susanna's Restored Mid Century ::

Chris & Susanna purchased their vintage Laurel Canyon Mid Century in 2016, and have since restored the home all the way up to Landmark Status.

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THE BEFORE / FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Chris’s Words - “When we bought Brier it needed quite a bit of work. The previous owner had lived there for 46 years, and although the bones were in good shape, we had a lot to do prior to moving in”

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From Chris - “The first thing we had to tackle were the floors. They were covered in old & worn out carpet that was throughout the entire home, even on the stairs leading to the bedrooms. It was everywhere.”

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“We spent weeks researching tile options. From super cheap and discount stores to really expensive shops on Beverly Blvd. In the end, we went with a slate tile, 12" x 24" pieces from Lowes. It was a wonderful neutral grey that complimented the rest of the home which is mainly made up of long, ship-lap redwood from the 60's..”

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“When the floors were complete we moved to the kitchen. We chose an all-white high-gloss system from IKEA that we really love. As far as kitchen remodels go this was something that we felt looked amazing but was with in our budget given the amount of other work we had to take on. The appliances are a mix of what IKEA offered and a few other stores in and around LA.”

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The Bedrooms — Before

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“In 2018 we had the home designated with the city of Los Angles as a Historical Cultural Monument (HCM 1152). We uncovered the original architect, a renowned local named Douglas Rucker. Now we're systematically going through the home. The end-goal is to restore the home, so we're trying to repair as many things as possible, instead of replacing them.”

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IF YOU HAVE A HISTORICAL HOME OF ANY SIZE, STYLE OR PRICE POINT AND WOULD LIKE TO BE FEATURED HERE, EMAIL ME: ben@historicrealestatela.com

OR TEXT 310 779 4578


:: JUST SOLD ::

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3644 Fairway 90043

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Benjamin Kahle :: Deasy / Penner & Partners :: Bre# 01951554