The 60's- Era Modern

 We were thrilled to discover this 60's-era Modern, with clean lines promising potential that we were eager to unlock. Top to bottom, board by board, the home has been revitalized, a complete transformation. One look at the color-pop front door, new aluminum windows, planter boxes and cascading redwood facade, and you know that something special is waiting for you inside. High ceilings and exposed wooden beams make for a sun-filled living space, featuring oak floors finished in a rich gray patina. The custom-built kitchen is made of solid plywood and includes sustainable and recycled materials, with Blum hardware bringing quality fit and finish to the soft-close cabinets and drawers. There are clever and very useful cutout nooks, along with sculptural accents created by a local artist.

Original built-ins line the hallways and walls. In the bedrooms find sliding barn doors crafted of solid redwood, while the bathrooms feature one-of-a-kind mirrors by artist Arthur King. Custom lighting fixtures, a signature element of ReInhabit homes, have been assembled from salvaged parts and are installed throughout. Head downstairs to the guest unit, the bonus space of your dreams. Featuring a bedroom, full bath and kitchen, it's the perfect spot for guests or could be your private home studio- it even has its own HVAC zone. The metal St. Charles cabinets include a vintage under- counter 'fridge and freezer by Sub Zero. Also on this level is a huge storage room and oversized one-car garage that provides direct access to the home.

Finally, the outdoors. Directly off the kitchen, a freshly poured concrete patio is the ideal place for morning coffee. Climb the stairs to the observation deck, a cool perch to relax or dine while taking in sweeping treetop views. This setting might remind you of a Miyazaki film; the quiet, wooded valley, the Gold Line train whistling by on an elevated track as it races down the Arroyo Seco. Mere blocks away are Kitchen Mouse, My Taco, Good Girl dinette, Pop Physique - the very best of Highland Park. Yet you'd hardly know it given the nearby citiy feels somehow far away.