Franklin Hills Midcentury Modern

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This modest Midcentury Modern home features open-plan-indoor-outdoor living at its best. Its location is a hillside lot in the Franklin Hills/Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, with views towards Hollywood. This project called for renovations including a new kitchen and the addition of a 400-square-foot master suite to a compact but charming 1,000 s.f. midcentury residence. The kitchen was expanded¬†and completely redesigned, with custom cabinets and an eat-in banquette. The kitchen, dining, and living spaces were opened up and transformed into a single flowing open space, connected to the new backyard patio. A new carport, featuring classic midcentury V-shaped steel supports, was added to the front of the house, increasing its curb appeal and emphasizing the home’s midcentury character. The home features slate flooring, birch kitchen cabinets, stucco and cypress exterior siding, and has polished concrete floors in the master suite.

The home was later sold to actor Zachary Quinto, who resold it in 2014 as reported by Curbed Los Angeles: Mr. Spock is Parting With His Adorable Midcentury Perch. Curbed calls the house “a 1,500-square-foot abode with walls of window, appealing azure doors, brushed concrete floors, and a ‘loft-like open flow.’ ”

Photo credit Michael McNamara, Shooting LA.