This Dated 1920s L.A. Home Was Given a Serious Modern Makeover—Step Inside

Sacha Strebe

When Carly Waters first stepped into this 1700-square-foot home in Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, it was more traditional ranch vibes than a contemporary oasis. Originally built in 1928, it looked like various owners had made changes to the house over the years and the end result was a hodgepodge of styles. Waters sums it up like this: "Think cottage-y, cabin-y and cheap '90s redo all at once. Everyone's favourite (wink, wink)."

Her client, Angelique Cabral of Life in Pieces on CBS, loved that it felt like a retreat from the craziness of Hollywood, but knew it needed an overhaul to give it an edgier vibe. "As a first-time home buyer, Angelique wanted to do it right," explains Waters. So she stripped it right back, painted the walls white, and added in a stunning new kitchen and dining room. This is definitely an oasis we'd love to come home to. Read on to hear how Waters transformed the space.

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