This house in Beachwood Canyon, LA showcases a smart contemporary renovation of an original mid-century design.
There is nothing that seriously stands out about the property from the exterior. Decorated in a neutral pale green, offset by touches of white on the roof and on the balcony above the garage, and with the doors painted in thick shiny black, the overall sense is of a home most people would be very content in.
The volume is turned up slightly upon entering the interior with some nice examples of mid-century furniture design. Namely, a very well preserved Eames Lounge chair and a simple Danish modern seat in the corner.
The palette inside is similarly solid and safe: contemporary greyish blue for the sofa upholstery and light greys for the walls are offset by pale brown polished wooden floors.
The kitchen is also distinctly contemporary, with chrome work surfaces, sinks and kitchen appliances, as well as shiny white kitchen cupboards (also finished with chrome handles), all of which is brought out by a beautifully polished wooden floor.
Another Eames molded plastic rocking chair sits unpretentiously in the corner as well, making for a rather calm and classy display.
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It’s not a showstopper but this house is really well done.
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Photos via Deasy Penner