Mid-century 1960s ranch home in LA gets amazing transformation


This 1960s ranch style home underwent a complete transformation by interior design studio Brown Design Group, located in Los Angeles, California. The home belongs to the founder and his partner, who wished to opted to retain its mid-century modern roots. The goal was to update the home with current design trends and bring natural light into the spaces. To do this, walls were torn down to produce more voluminous spaces. The original ceilings were low, so the designer opted for vaulted wood ceilings to create volume. Furniture arrangements were planned according to the new locally sourced furnishings they had purchased. They also incorporated unique finds they had picked up from their worldly travels.

Above: Although kitchen is at the heart of the home, the designers wanted theirs to not be open concept. To keep in separate from the dining and living spaces, a wall of vintage factory windows was used as a divider. This creates a beautiful aesthetic to the space. The kitchen features an integrated work space next to the wall. The gorgeous wood flooring is from the Garrison Collection in the color European Oak Cloud. The industrial pendant lights illuminating the island were sourced from Schoolhouse Electric.


Above: The kitchen backsplash is the Artillo Diamond tile collection by ARTO, inspired by the designs of 3D wall cladding. The tiles are 3×5.


Above: The kitchen is kept separate from the dining room by a dividing wall. The dining area is easily accessible via openings on either side. The dining table features three Black Urchin Chandelier light fixtures suspended from the ceiling (Etsy).


What We Love: This mid-century transformation is quite simply beautiful, there is nothing we don’t love about it. Every space so well connected, in complete harmony. There is ample personality exuded in every detail, from the designer pieces to the vintage finds. The indoor-outdoor connection is in a continuous flow. This is a home that really feels like you could live here and enjoy every moment… What are your thoughts, could you enjoy living here?


Above: The dining room table is accented by vintage Hans Wegner chairs.


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Above: A bright and airy living room design features vintage oars decorating the wall above the fireplace. On the hearth, a nautical lamp was picked up on a trip to Amsterdam. The wall tile on the fireplace surround is the Ring Fish tile collection from Arto.



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Above: The paneled wall was painted in an espresso color, while the sliding barn door was painted in Sherwin-Williams-Dovetail SW 7018. The hardware for the sliding barn door was sourced from here.





Above: The master bedroom features custom designed and fabricated furniture pieces; including the bed, headboard and nightstands. The duvet cover on the bed is the Vintage Cotton Duvet from Matteo Home. Matching with the bedspread and grounding the space is the area rug. Comprised of hand knotted Tibetan wool, the Serpent area rug is a design by Kelly Wearstler (source). The bedroom connects to the outdoor patio through an expansive sliding window by Fleetwood (black anodized aluminum).


Above: The artwork above the bed is a salvaged piece, interestingly enough, a vintage carnival sign.


Above: A custom designed floating alder wood wall divides the master bedroom from the bathroom, housing dual vanities. In the glass-enclosed shower, the flooring is Calacata marble, while the walls were sourced from Porcelainosa.


Above: The vanity countertop is Calcutta marble. The custom cabinets are comprised of rift oak, stained gray. The wall sconces were sourced from Schoolhouse Electric.


Above: The master bedroom walk-in closet is illuminated by a super cool vintage sputnik chandelier (source).


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Above: A guest bedroom features a Pentagram Wooden Pendant Light sourced from Parrot Uncle.



Above: The vintage wood desk was sourced from Danish Modern LA.


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Photos: Matt Wier