Los Angeles Family Sticks to 1960s Home's Roots

From Margaret Everton on March 15, 2011 in Los Angeles

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Wanting to give a fresh look to this 1960’s Los Angeles abode, designers used modern functionality as their driving force. In the end they gave a family of four a comfortable yet stylish home with plenty of room to grow.

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The team, a group of designers from Curated and Delta Wright, as well as general contractor Stephen Apelian, began by transforming the home’s existing facade with a fresh white coat of paint. They then moved to the interior, getting rid of awkward elements that restricted the flow of the floor plan, but paying careful attention to the parts that expressed the structure’s original character.

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The color palette was kept neutral, with various shades of whites and grays juxtaposed with warm wood finishes. A bright, bold canvas by Dirk De Bruycker livens up an otherwise simple dining area.

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The kitchen, with its dark tile backsplash and similarly colored walls was lightened by a center marble slab and wood cabinetry.

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While still adhering to the style of another era, the living room combines comfort with a variety of unique furniture pieces and decorative elements.

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Redesigning the master bed and bath helped create a better sense of flow, and resulted in this invigorating space subdued by cool colors and natural stone elements. The bathroom is encased in porcelain tile and silver cut travertine.

Not everyone would call this 1960’s home-turned-modern-abode suitable for a growing young family. But in LA, conversation-worthy style may just trump any notion of what’s “normal.”

Photo Credit: Joshua McHugh

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