It’s Personal-and It’s Business-For An LA Renovation Couple

From Margaret Everton on November 22, 2010 in Los Angeles

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When Greg Steinberg and Alexandra Becket began dating, they had no idea what their mutual love of Midcentury Modern would turn into. Becket, who was more than familiar with the term, is a granddaughter of Welton Becket, one of LA’s most iconic architects (think Beverly Hilton Hotel and Capitol Records building).

Alhough Steinberg didn’t know how to articulate his distinct taste when the couple first started dating, they instantly connected over design—and Becket was relieved to see the Heywood-Wakefield in Steinberg’s home. Their architectural connection served the couple well as they began renovating the home, which sits near the intersection of Melrose and Fairfax, stripping it to its charismatic original state.

The couple liked the project so much that they put their day jobs on hold to flip houses full-time. Becket, a textile designer who has sold work to Anthropologie, sells her designs plus furniture that she buys and restores—all which are offered with the renovated homes. Are they having fun, you ask? We imagine, as the first home that the couple listed sold recently for $100,000 above the asking price—in cash.

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