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Inside a Home Renovation: A Spanish Revival Gets Some Modern Flair

Home stager Annie Carolin stayed true to this 4,753-square-foot home’s architecture when getting it ready for the market.

Annie Carolin, a Los Angeles home stager with Pride of Place Design who works with the real estate brokerage Brock + Lori, remodeled a $3.5 million home into a buyer’s dream.

About the house: A 4,753-square-foot, three-story home perched above the Silver Lake reservoir in Los Angeles. The five-bedroom, four-bath house blends classic Spanish architectural details throughout. It includes five decks and a tiered yard. The home also features a 1,165-square foot, one-bedroom accessory dwelling unit that includes a kitchen, dining area, bathroom, and private patio.

Remodeling goal: Carolin wanted to capture the essence of California’s quintessential indoor-outdoor living style, taking advantage of outdoor views and offering up seamless connections to the home’s abundant outdoor spaces. She also sought to modernize the Spanish Revival style throughout the home’s interior while staying true to its architecture.

Before:

Home Exterior BEFORE

After:

Exterior AFTER
Photo credit: Engel Studios

The big reveal: Carolin infused the home with clean, eclectic, curated design and accessories that included a mix of both vintage and contemporary pieces. She sought nooks throughout the home to place furniture and create small vignettes of collected, timeless looks. The tri-level backyard was transformed into an outdoor oasis, featuring a main outdoor space with covered patio, a second-tier grassy yard with a pergola, and a third-tier rock garden with a waterfall and views of the lake.

Before:

Kitchen BEFORE

After:

Kitchen AFTER
Photo credit: Engel Studios

Before:

Dining Room BEFORE

After:

Dining Room AFTER
Photo credit: Engel Studios

Before:

Bathroom BEFORE

After:

Bathroom AFTER
Photo credit: Engel Studios

This is the kitchen in the home’s accessory dwelling unit.

Before:

Kitchen BEFORE

After:

Kitchen AFTER

Photo credit: Engel Studios

Here are additional pictures from the renovation of the home.

Living Room AFTER
Photo credit: Engel Studios
Nook
Photo credit: Engel Studios
Foyer
Photo credit: Engel Studios
Bedroom AFTER
Photo credit: Engel Studios
Back Yard
Photo credit: Engel Studios
Outdoor View
Photo credit: Engel Studios

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*Photo courtesy Engel Studios as provided by Annie Carolin with Pride of Place Design

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