- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- 1,860 sq ft of living space
- Bonus guest unit w/ kitchen and bathroom
ReInhabit was thrilled to discover this 60’s-era Highland Park home, with its clean lines promising potential that they were eager to unlock. Top to bottom, board by board, the home has been revitalized. 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. Concrete countertops, a stainless steel sink and hand-tiled backsplash compliment the floating shelves and gull-wing overhead storage bins. 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. Upgraded systems include the roof, furnace, air conditioning, and a re-stuccoed exterior.
The downstairs guest unit features a bedroom, full bath and kitchen that makes for the perfect spot for guests or a 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 are a huge storage room and oversized one-car garage that provides direct access to the home.
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 along with a secret in-deck cooler to stash beverages. 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 that the nearby city feels somehow far away.