As I was browsing the interwebs late last night – obviously delirious and not able to shut my eyes and fall to sleep – I quickly drifted into real estate land, which I often do late at night. You see, (as mentioned in a previous post) I have this homeowner bug that I cannot seem to kick and all I think about is buying a piece of garbage house/loft/condo that has potential and then turning it into a brand new space for me to call home. For most people this sounds like a can of worms and a big money pit – for me it sounds like a creative outlet and somewhere to dive head first into a new project that I can really have fun with and that will challenge me. Don’t get me wrong it does sound like a lot of work, but it is something I KNOW I would love to do and really enjoy. I am sure that my tune would quickly change as soon as I get my first “you must fix this boring bathroom pipe, and it will cost you 5634 trillion dollars but do nothing aesthetically for the house” call from the handyman, but hey… I am eternally optimistic so, with that said I introduce you to a new series.
For now I have landed on the title, “That Space, This Style” although that soon could change, so don’t bookmark me quite yet. Basically I show you houses, apartments, condos, lofts that are for sale (mostly in LA), and then talk about what I would personally do with them if I were to own it. So, without further ado let me introduce you to 2112 Tavern Trail in the Hollywood Hills.
To be totally fair it is honestly not that bad. It is a darling cottage in the Hollywood Hills, just above Sunset Blvd. It isn’t exactly cheap at 699k but for LA that is pretty reasonable especially in that area and for a house that isn’t completely falling apart. It’s got charm, character, privacy, a pretty epic outdoor space and from what it looks like, LOTS of natural light (although these photos could have been taken just at the right time to make it seem that way). You know how we have our “angles” well houses have their “golden hours”. People and Houses – we are all vain. I digress.
Let’s talk about what I am thinking for the space. I love what they already have going on with the white walls and exposed beams that have been white washed. I would LOVE to give a fresh coat of bright white paint to the floors and really let the lines between the walls, ceiling and floor bleed into each other. It bounces light around, makes the space feel way bigger and will instantly give life to the space. Here are a few rooms I love that do that very thing.
I mean how GOOD would this living room area look if it were all bright and white?!
I can’t quite tell from the photos if that little area off the living room serves as the dining area which then has a small walk through to the kitchen but in that area I would find a simple white table (either Saarinen or Farmhouse style) and then give it some friends with a handful of mismatched chairs.
Victoria from SF Girl by Bay has a similar vibe going on in her entry/dining area and I am very into it.
As far as furniture goes throughout the home I am thinking, casual, comfy, and not too fussy but with accents of modern and graphic so that it doesn’t start feeling too angels in america moved into little house on the prairie.
Also, with tiny little spaces and pass throughs like this house has, giving everything a good coat of white paint instantly makes things feel bigger and bounces the light around. And we all know, better light = better selfies. Win/Win.
So, is it just me or who else is into this space. I would love to call this place home. Anyone wanna spare some extra change to add to my down payment?