Duplex Turned Stunning Loft Like Modern Showplace

I had the pleasure of seeing this property in person this week, and not only do I like the concept, but definitely liked the execution as well. The property was a Spanish style side by side duplex that the developer converted into a stunning wide open loft like four bedroom showstopper. They used as a base my favorite wood flooring choice at the moment throughout the home, wide plank white oak floors. The attention to detail is first rate, including the front bathroom (shown below) with wallpaper pattern like design ingrained into the tiles, which to be honest I had never seen before. There is a large chef's kitchen, a multitude of skylights allowing natural light to flood the property, and an ideal open floor plan leading to a truly relaxing backyard with great landscaping. I like how they kept one of the duplex doors on one side of the front to allow for a home office as well. Lying in a prime "Beverly Grove" neighborhood by all the chic shopping and restaurants on Melrose, this one is not to be missed.

641 Kilkea Dr, Los Angeles

$1,499,000 4 Bed 3 Bath 2,312 Sq. Ft 6,552 Lot Sq. Ft

Listing & Pictures by Sally Forster Jones & Daniel M. Weiser - Coldwell Banker-BH South

If you would like to see this stylish property in a prime location, please feel free to contact us anytime @ 310.600.9172 or email eric@smilayproperties.com.

Remodeling Updates; Los Feliz

Progress continues on the previously posted remodeling project I am managing for a client in the coveted "Oaks" neighborhood of Los Feliz. Everything is looking good, and besides the rain slowing us down from painting the outside this week, the work appears to be on schedule. The interior is almost 100% done by now. You can see the new wood flooring laid down, as well as the entire inside has been painted. The flooring just needs to be sanded and stained, as well as the flooring that was already there needs to be refinished. It is somewhat difficult to tell by the pictures, but for the main living space we went for clean white gallery like walls. The space exudes clean lines and modern living allowing the next user to have different directions in which they can take the space. It is a clean pallet and ready for one's interior design skills to run with. The bedrooms are swiss coffee, which is a sort of off white, and is a bit more "homey" if you will.

As you may or may not know there is about 100 different white paint colors to chose from. I wanted to go with a very Palm Springs Mid-Century white on the outside with grey borders, similar to what the outside of Room Service on 3rd St did (pictured after the break); however, I think for a single family home with a lot of area to cover the pure white will just be too much. We decided to go with the more off white, which is the strip on the right of the outside. It shows a bit beige here next to the pure white, but think it will read off white when complete and be very visually appealing and more functional in terms of not showing every bit of dirt, etc. This is obviously the main component from an aesthetic perspective, so was treated with the utmost importance, and it's execution will be key.

This has been a good minor project for the house and I look forward to seeing the end result, which I think is going to be stunning. I look forward to sharing the finished pics with you soon.