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The fastest way to get a house that’s fit for the pages of a design magazine? Buy a designer’s own home. This turnkey dream home in Los Angeles’s Silver Lake neighborhood is the work — and residence — of designer Elspeth Benoit. Working with architecture firm Arterberry Cooke, Benoit renovated the midcentury house into a colorful and light-filled space for her family. “It was an evolving process,” says Benoit, noting that they lived in the home for a bit rather than jumping right into a renovation. Benoit had taken a break when she became a mom, so the project offered her a chance to get back into interior design. “I found it very gratifying to really be able to think about things that would make me happy in the house and the things that would change the way that our kids lived in the house.”