A 1930s Ranch Transforms for Southern California Contemporary Living

A 1930s Ranch Transforms for Southern California Contemporary Living

What was once a dated 1930s ranch in Los Angeles’ Los Feliz neighborhood has emerged as a beacon of California contemporary luxury, thanks to the visionary collaboration between Klein Agency and SITU Development. Originally dealing with a failing foundation, lime green walls, a closed-off kitchen, small windows, and cramped spaces, the transformation began with the idea to elevate the property that was yearning for modernity. After upgrading the foundation, the designers reimagined the home’s layout in order to maximize both space and functionality. The footprint was expanded, adding two additional bedrooms, an interior courtyard, and a deck with a pool resulting in sprawling views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

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A modern kitchen with light wood cabinetry, a marble countertop and backsplash, a plant in a vase, kitchen utensils, and four identical black appliances lined up on the counter.

The new angled kitchen, open to the elevated living room, stands out with its custom Douglas Fir cabinetry, Italian marble countertops and backsplash, and chef’s grade Miele appliances. The stove’s four burners are integrated into the island creating a seamless appearance.

A kitchen with wooden cabinets, a marble countertop, a bowl of artichokes, a bowl of pears, and six drinking glasses on a marble backsplash. A tan leather chair is partially visible.

A modern kitchen with light wood cabinets, integrated appliances, a marble backsplash, and a tall, vertical pull handle on the cabinetry.

A modern kitchen with a beige marble countertop and backsplash, wooden cabinets, a black faucet, and a small lamp with a potted plant on the counter.

A modern kitchen with light wood cabinets, a marble countertop and backsplash, a black oven, a black faucet, and minimal decor including a vase with branches and a wooden cutting board.

A modern kitchen with light wood cabinetry, a marble backsplash, and a central island with stools. A round dining table with four chairs is positioned to the left under a pendant light.

Wide plank floors by Madera are made of white oak helping to keep the interior feeling bright and airy, while larger windows without molding bring natural light in while framing neighborhood and mountain views.

A modern, sunlit kitchen and dining area with light wood cabinetry, a round dining table, black chairs, and large windows. A two-step platform leads to a cozy seating area and a room with potted plants.

A modern living room with light wood flooring, neutral walls, minimalistic furniture including a sofa, chairs, coffee table, and a fireplace. There is a plant and some decor in the room.

A minimalist living room with two tan leather chairs, a white fireplace, a sculptural coffee table, a window with a scenic view, and sparse decor including a vase and small objects.

The living room is outfitted with the Klein Agency’s own pieces from their furniture collection, including The Pillow Sofa, two Lounge Chairs, and a Puddle Coffee Table.

A minimalist nook with light wood cabinetry, a small sink with a black faucet, glass bottles, a cocktail shaker, and a decorative branch arrangement in a black vessel.

angled interior view of a modern minimalist home with a seating area looking into light wood kitchen.

Central to the redesign is the internal facing courtyard which now houses a split level wooden deck that mirrors the level change inside. The new swimming pool sits on the upper deck with additional outdoor seating and bedroom terraces on the lower part in order to make the most of indoor/outdoor living.

A bathroom sink with a marble countertop, a sleek faucet, a wall-mounted mirror, a black hand towel on a towel ring, and a black ceiling light fixture.

A hallway with closed white closets on the left leads to a bedroom with a bed, pillows, and a large window.

A bedroom with a large window, white bedding, wooden bedside table with a lamp, green rug, and a desk with a chair against a beige wall.

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The renovation brought the home’s bedroom total from two to four, including a new primary suite. The 4.5 bathrooms now feature custom vanities made from Douglas Fir and natural stone, plaster walls, and custom Zia tiles.

A minimalist bedroom featuring a low wooden bed with white bedding and a gray throw, flanked by two nightstands. A large window with a green view and a modern chair complete the room.

Massive windows and sliding glass doors expand the private spaces visually with natural light and access to the updated backyard.

A sunlit bedroom with large windows, a wooden bed adorned with a duvet and gray throw, a chair by the window, and a nightstand with tulips.

A minimalist bathroom features a large mirror, a wooden vanity with a black countertop, two modern faucets, and a vase with branches. A walk-in shower with a rain showerhead is visible on the right.

Modern bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, a large mirror, a black marble countertop, wooden cabinetry, and a vase with branches. A window provides natural light and a view of greenery.

View in a minimalist modern bathroom through an open glass shower door into a shared space with a floating bathtub and shower with a window behind.

A modern bedroom featuring a bed with white linens, beige walls with built-in closets, an ensuite bathroom, a small wooden side table with flowers, and a black chair by a window.

Partial view of a modern bathroom with a minimalist wooden sink cabinet with a marbled inset sink bowl.

A neatly arranged bedroom with a bed in the center, flanked by two nightstands with lamps. A potted plant stands on the left side. Two windows allow natural light to illuminate the space.

A modern backyard features a wooden deck with two lounge chairs beside a rectangular pool. Sliding glass doors open to a bedroom, with a view of a hilly landscape under a pink and blue sky.

angled corner of a courtyard of a modern home's exterior at twilight with a wood deck surrounded pool and a lit house.

View of the backside of a modern, lit up house at twilight with a pool surrounded by a dark wooden deck.

If you’re holding onto a cool $3,750,000 and looking to move, this home can be yours as it recently hit the market.

A modern house with large windows and a wooden deck featuring a small pool. The house is situated on a hillside with other houses nearby, and the sun is setting in the background.

Interior styling by Tessa Neustadt.
Photography by Gavin Carter.

Source: design-milk

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