Redesigning a historic home can come with some challenges. But with a little creativity, this design team capitalized on this LA home’s gorgeous character to create a stunning, modern home.
Historic Los Angeles Home With Restored Facade
This historic craftsman house built in 1910 in Harvard Heights, Los Angeles, was originally set up like a duplex and then converted into a single-family home. When contractors Erick Zumwalt and Phil Ruhl bought this house — and the one next door — to redesign and flip it, they completely reimagined the home’s footprint without changing the façade, which is protected for historic reasons. “Anything we wanted to do to the house, first we had to pass it through the Los Angeles design review board,” Erick says. So, they did their best to revitalize and “keep the craftsman spirit alive,” Phil adds.
See the entire house at HGTV.com.