This property consists of two Spanish bungalows on one lot, built in 1924. I could immediately see the potential of these homes with the beautiful arches, perched high above Los Angeles with gorgeous views. But they were covered in terrible landscaping, cramped rooms, and a rotted kitchen and bathroom. Over the next three months, we removed all of the drywall and took the property down to the studs. Not only did we update everything that you can see, we also updated everything that you can't see behind the walls like the plumbing and electrical. The kitchen was originally very tiny with a cramped laundry room but by relocating the laundry to the hallway, we were able to create a long galley kitchen which led to the backyard for better indoor/outdoor flow. We closed off an awkward closet that was in the living room which made furniture placement easier, and also allowed us to gain some room to make a larger bathroom with a tub and shower enclosure. The exterior of the home didn't need that much work despite how it looked. We replaced the termite-ridden deck with a modern streamlined style that was low-maintenance. We cleaned up the landscaping and created an eco-friendly front yard with water-wise, native plants.

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