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Name: Mckenna Rowe
Location: Virgil Village/Silverlake
Size & Type: 780 sq ft, 2 bedroom craftsman cottage
Favorite resource: Sunset Orange on Sunset Blvd in Silverlake
We were lucky enough to buy our first home in funky Virgil Village on Jan 7, 2007. It's a craftsman style home built in 1922 that has had many great updates like brazilian hardwood floors and granite kitchen counter tops.
We have a minimalist approach to furnishings and decor. Most of our furniture and art is in the mid-century vein, which compliments the style of the house. We also had a few custom pieces of furniture made to fit our limited space, such as a configurable L-shaped couch and a custom bench for a corner nook. We were strategic about the placement of items to give the impression that there is more open space than there really is.
Your favorite element: Brazilian hardwood floors