Feb 15, 2013

Bel Air Split Level

We recently took on a project just off Beverly Glen that was a rather unusual space in a beautiful location.  Upon arrival, it was easy to see that the place was going to need a little help.


The monochromatic slate color is largely unbroken and doesn't register well in MLS feeds.  There is very little to attract the eye of the prospective home buyer.

With a few of the home's surfaces painted a fresh shade of a darker blue-gray, new house numbers, and the planters touched up, the house now stands out with a few pops of color.  Had the budget allowed, we would have carried the theme to the upper level and painted the chimney stack the same accent and replaced the front door.


The interior of the house is painted in a peachy shade that made the room feel drab.  There are decorative shelves just as you enter that, not only take up excess space, but simply don't feel as if they belong there.  A ratty looking curtain is covering the entry, providing security but it looks dingy and blocks a lot of light.


Now, with a fresh coat of paint (Dutch coffee) and the shelving taken down and replaced with a striking Rothko print this place is airy, attractive and enticing to home buyers.  Also note that the curlicues were removed from the bannister railing, providing a much more modern and clean look.

Upstairs, we found a master bedroom that was just a vacant room.
Although it looked onto the stunning view of the canyon just outside, once again, the peach colored paint and the ratty curtains do little to inspire home buyers into seeing the potential of this room.


We added a queen-sized bed and a white leather loveseat from Cort Furniture, some accessories and linens from our own collection, soften the view with a gauzy mesh curtain and this room became a relaxing getaway.

For more information regarding this home, please check out its listing on Redfin:

10583 Scenario Lane

1 comment:

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