Nichols Canyon Update

Update! As predicted, this home went into escrow very quickly. We just saw a great new listing in Upper Nichols Canyon, at 2850 Nichols Canyon Road. It is a really fantastic condo alternative, listed at $749,000 for a single family home in one of the best neighborhoods in the Hollywood Hills. It is a flip property… the people at ModOp Design bought the house last year for $450,000, and did a […]

Palm Springs – Modernism Week

We just returned from Palm Springs for Modernism Week. The collection of Mid-Century homes in Palm Springs is pretty amazing. It is hard to find a collection of so many Mid-Century Modern homes anywhere else in the United States. Modernism Week is an 11-day celebration of mid-century modern design, architecture and culture in Palm Springs. It includes architectural tours, films, lectures, an archi […]

Hollywood Hills – Nichols Canyon Mid-Century Modern Home

We are really excited about this property we just purchased in Upper Nichols Canyon, just off Mulholland, in the Hollywood Hills. It is a Mid-Century home with a really great flow to it, with almost all rooms opening out to the back yard. The kitchen is a little stuck in the 80’s, but the entire floorplan really works for us. The neighborhood is great too, with wide streets, sidewalks, no po […]

Total Home Down-to-the-Studs “Green” Remodel

When we took our first look at this house we were blown away by the possibilities. The property had an amazing setting, with sweeping views of the hills, but also had not been remodeled or updated in many, many years. We had our hands full with orange shag carpeting from the 70’s, (it was groovy, man, but it had to go…) plywood cabinets, a deck that was precariously unsafe and needed t […]

Construction- “Green” Remodel

kitchen (and master bath downstairs) When we bought the home it had orange shag carpeting throughout. In order to replace the upper deck, which our inspector found had been rotted and precariously unsupported on one side, we had to take out all the floors in the upstairs kitchen and living room, as well as the ceilings in the master bedroom and bathroom, so that we could put in long enough joists […]

Laurel Canyon Remodel – Pool Addition Edition

When we purchased this investment property, it was in need of a total remodel, and had not been updated since 1946! We completely gutted the kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms, and added an Energy-Star efficient saline pool and beautiful landscaping in the back yard. We also added a tankless water heater for additional gas efficiency, as well as fencing and a toolshed. Follow the link to see picture […]

Hollywood Hills Total Home Remodel

We really had our hands full here. We were trying to live in this house and remodel it from top to bottom at the same time. The house had not been updated since 1946 and really needed a lot of work. Ultimately we had to move out to another investment property while we did the kitchen and master bathroom. In the end we gutted the kitchen and both bathrooms down to the studs, put in all new cabinets […]