What was formerly a disastrous 1907 Craftsman has been transformed into a 3-story Bungalow that shines.
There are countless flippers in the area that do a serviceable job updating a home. But the Re-Inhabit team does a remarkable job. They clearly love the process of turning homes into something unique and special, as if they were planning to live in it themselves. Before you even enter the house, attention to detail is evident in everything from the sidewalk to porch railing to the doorknob.
Composed of an assortment of materials, some of which are reclaimed from the former structure, this home captures an aesthetic that is part cozy-vintage and part smartly contemporary.
With 3 BR, 2 BA and just under 1600 square feet of living space, including an office space, patios and decks with views, and a yard with a flat grassy area, this is a great home for a small family.
A hallmark of their projects is custom designed light fixtures, often with exposed vintage style bulbs, like the one hanging above the dining room table.
The floors with their distressed finish and the reclaimed wood on one of the walls are a great complement to all of the contemporary finishes in the kitchen.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a patio, shaded beneath a second floor deck, that is perfect for eating outside on warm summer nights or for entertaining.
The generously size master bedroom has its own deck.
This year-long remodel and restoration uses the majority of the original structure by repurposing materials in useful and ingenious ways. For instance, wood siding from the former garage is used for the treads of an interior stairway.
The bonus attic space has been efficiently redone to use every bit of its available space and a deck has been added which makes a wonderful promontory to view the property and surrounding neighborhood.
Perched on a hillside of the Elysian Heights section of Echo park, the home has lovely views of the surrounding neighborhood as well as the downtown skyline.
A terrific use of the yard includes a sloped area that can be turned into a lush garden, beneath which is a large flat grassy area ideal for play and entertaining.
I mentioned that it shines, right? I love the use of corrugated steel siding. It’s an unexpected choice for a bungalow perhaps. But as you can see, it’s awesome.
Even the details of the driveway and garage are wonderful.