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See this stunning historic Mediterranean Revival home in Los Angeles

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This gorgeous Mediterranean Revival home has undergone a complete overhaul by Tim Barber Architectslocated in Los Angeles, California. After acquiring this historic 1921 Mediterranean Revival residence, the homeowners discovered the structure was already under the Mills Act (Historical Property Contract).

This initiative bestows tax advantages upon the owner for the purpose of restoring and preserving their historically significant abode, necessitating City authorization for any modifications to uphold the home’s integrity. In conjunction with the homeowners, the architects, along with interior designer Kristen Panitch, thoughtfully considered each design decision within the framework of these requirements.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT Tim Barber Architects INTERIOR DESIGN Kristen Panitch Design / Interiors LANDSCAPE DESIGN Miranda Brooks Landscape Design CONSTRUCTION Drake General Contractor CONSTRUCTION MANAGER Riehl Construction Consulting

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The architects preserved numerous original elements of the residence, such as steel casement windows, moldings, paneled doors, intricate ironwork, and paneling, among others. Simultaneously, they incorporated fresh elements to cater to the lifestyle needs of an active family of four.

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The service quarters were reconfigured to create a new gym and a spacious walk-in pantry. Furthermore, the existing owner’s bath was expanded, while low second-floor ceilings were transformed into vaulted ceilings, adding a sense of openness. Finally, the garage was cleverly converted into a new accessory dwelling unit (ADU).

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What We Love: The homeowners’ acquisition of this historic 1921 Mediterranean Revival residence, already under a Mills Act contract, presented a remarkable opportunity for restoration and preservation. The project team paid meticulous attention to every design choice, seamlessly blending the original features of the home with new elements to suit the needs of a vibrant family. Through their dedicated efforts, the home’s intricate details were lovingly restored, ensuring a harmonious blend of old-world charm and modern functionality.

Tell Us: What are your overall thoughts on the transformation of this Mediterranean Revival home? Let us know in the Comments below!

Note: Be sure to check out a couple of other fabulous home tours that we have featured here on One Kindesign in the state of California: A 1940s Colonial home gets a beautifully inspiring remodel in Los Angeles and A treehouse-inspired home in California promoting indoor-outdoor living.

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The residence features numerous delicate details that collectively transform it into a delightfully artistic family haven for now and future generations, enriched by its exceptional history.

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Within the library, the original mahogany paneling accommodated a sizeable widescreen television and other equipment, cleverly concealed within existing niches that served as discreet speaker placements.

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After discovering the original architectural plans, the architects restored various intricate elements, such as the coffered ceiling in the dining room.

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In the guest suite’s bath, broken tiles were thoughtfully replaced with carefully sourced vintage tiles, ensuring a harmonious aesthetic.

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PHOTOGRAPHER Tim Street-Porter

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Mark
10 months ago

So refreshing to see a kitchen that’s not in the living room.