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Name: Beth, Jeff, Ruby, and Fiona Location: Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, California Size: 1,000 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; OwnedSet back off of a quiet street in Bixby Knolls is Beth and Jeff’s lovingly crafted one-story 1920s home, shared with daughters Ruby, 4, and Fiona, 9 months. But it wasn’t always so quaint. When they purchased the home six years ago, it was dilapidated and in desperate need of TLC.
Like a lot of homeowners, Colleen and Pete dreamed of transforming their underused attic into a space that they would use everyday. Their aim was to turn it into a bright, sunny, master bedroom suite where they would have enough room for their king-sized bed, clothing, and a bathroom, as well as for a cozy nook to read nighttime stories to their two children, Mac and Quin.
Name: Sasha Darling, owner of BellJar Location: Los Feliz — Los Angeles, California Size: 1300 square feet You may remember Sasha’s Silver Lake bohemian home tour from a few years ago. For the past year, Sasha has been working hard on closing her San Francisco boutique, BellJar, and re-opening it in Los Angeles. It was a bittersweet goodbye in San Francisco, but Sasha sees her Los Feliz boutique as a fresh start and a cool new hangout for her dogs, Violet and Piglet.
Name: Roman Anthony Location: Mar Vista — Los Angeles, California Room Size: 12.5′ x 11′ First there were two, Amy and her husband, Corey. You may remember their inspiring Echo Park home. Then baby Marlowe made three. Remember her playful nursery? Now the couple are ready to welcome the newest addition to the family, baby Roman, in a new Mar Vista home. Amy put all of her creative stylist skills to work on decorating his academia-themed nursery.
Name: Ashley, Dara, and their two daughters, Sage and Sophie; dog, Dylan, and cat, Luna. Location: Topanga Canyon, California Size: 500 square feet Years lived in: 2 years You may remember Dara and Ashley’s bohemian Topanga home tour, and if that wasn’t inspiring enough, check out their Moroccan-inspired guest home dubbed The Topanga Gypsy Hideaway. The guest home is freestanding with peaceful views of the Topanga mountains.
Name: Ashley, Dara, and their two daughters, Sage and Sophie; dog, Dylan, and cat, Luna. Location: Topanga Canyon, California Size: 3500 square feet Years lived in: 2 years Nestled in the hills of Topanga Canyon, Ashley and Dara have created a home that honors their creative spirit and inspires their collaborative jewelry line, Alkemie Jewelry.
Name: Butterfly House Location: Silver Triangle — Venice, California Size: 3400 square feet Years lived in: 3 years, owned Nestled close to the famed Venice Canals lies the Butterfly House, a net-zero home constructed by architect David Hertz. The home was built to fully utilize its sunny south facing position, with a dark exterior, photo-voltaic panels, and evacuated glass tubes that provide hot water for heating the home and pool.
Name: Tom and Allison, their son, Gordon, and their dogs and tortoise Location: Culver City, California Size: 2,000 square feet Years lived in: 8 years; Owned One look inside the home of Tom and Allison of California Rediscovered and you quickly realize that you are in the presence of DIY masters.
Name: Bill and Kristina Sager and their dog, Wisco Location: Fletcher Hills, California Size: 2,400 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Owned Creative duo Kristina and Bill breathed new life into their San Diego area Mid-century modern home while also lovingly preserving its gorgeous original character. Both Wisconsin natives, the couple met while working together in advertising in Milwaukee.
Name: Alison and Jay Carroll and dog Lefty Location: Los Feliz — Los Angeles, California Size: 1200 square feet Years lived in: 2 years Alison and Jay are a creative husband and wife team who find inspiration from around the globe. As recent Los Angeles transplants from San Francisco, the couple and their dog, Lefty, enjoy soaking up the Southern California sunshine in their cozy Franklin Hills apartment.
Name: Chris and Madgi Del Moro Location: Los Angeles, CA Size: 650 square feet Years lived in: 2 1/2 years; Rented Soulmates Chris and Madgi live to explore Mother Earth. Both artists, they find their inspiration in their travels around the world, and they bring that creativity back home to Los Angeles. Chris is an artist, musician, and professional surfer and his handiwork is abundant in the newlyweds’ home, from the paintings on the wall to the studio he built.
Name: Kristin, Derek, and their children, Jackson and Luella Location: Hollywood Hills; Los Angeles, CA Size: 1500 square feet Years lived in: 6 years; Owned Nestled amidst the storied hills of Laurel Canyon, Kristin and Derek’s rustic home is every bit as charming as you can imagine. Laurel Canyon is famous for its past musical residents,- Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, David Crosby, Graham Nash, the list goes on and on.
Name: Honeywood Boutique and Workspace Location: Highland Park; Los Angeles, California Size: 900 square feet Years worked in: 1 year You may recall your heart skipping a beat when you perused Vanessa’s breathtaking Eagle Rock home last year. Well, prepare the defibrillator because Vanessa and her boyfriend Charlie have outdone themselves once again with their Highland Park shop and workspace, Honeywood.
Name: Sasha Darling Location: Silver Lake; Los Angeles, California Size: 800 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented I was first wowed by Sasha’s impressive style when I happened to wander into her gorgeous San Francisco boutique, Belljar. From the clothing, to the housewares, to the eye-popping jewelry, Belljar is impeccably curated. And I knew that whoever owned such a cool shop, had to have an equally impressive home.
Name: Desanka N. Fasiska Location: Hollywood Hills; Los Angeles, California Size: 832 square feet. The property has a lot size of 2,454 square feet. Years Lived In: One; owned. Welcome to Lux Lodge, the inspirational Hollywood Hills home of artist, fashion consultant, and designer, Desanka N. Fasiska. A 1963 A-frame home redesigned by Desanka, it’s filled with her discerning creative touches.
Name: Erin Tavin, Nathan Stein, and Charlie the cat Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles Size: 320 square feet Years lived in: 24 years (Nathan), 9 years (Erin); Owned A few months ago, we took a peek inside the eclectic, bohemian Los Angeles home of Erin and Nathan. If you loved their colorful home, their dreamy backyard yurt, which doubles as an office, will definitely make you swoon!
Name: Lauren Naimola and Chad Pratt, plus their two cats Location: Ypsilanti, Michigan Size: 2,100 square feet Years Lived In: 12; Owned Welcome to Lauren and Chad’s bright and textural Michigan home! Lauren is proprietress of the impeccably curated vintage shop Dear Golden, and it’s no surprise that the couple’s home is every bit as stunning and refined as her store.
Name: Erin Tavin, Nathan Stein, and cat, Charlie Location: Echo Park, Los Angeles Size: 1,200 square feet Years lived in: 24 years (Nathan), 9 years (Erin); Owned Creativity abounds at the Echo Park home of Erin and Nathan. Set atop a quiet hillside, Erin and Nathan have lovingly crafted a home that reflects their creative and hardworking personalities.
Name: Adam Wallacavage Location: South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Size: 3000 square feet Years Lived In: 13; Owned Stepping inside Adam’s home is akin to stepping inside a set designer’s brain. Everywhere you look, it’s a creative smorgasbord for the eyes. But what makes this place even more spectacular is the fact that Adam’s home is composed of his own creations, most of which he crafted with his own two hands.
Name: Home of Celeste Giuliano and David Seidman and photography studio for Celeste Giuliano Photography Location: Philadelphia, PA Size: 2250 sq ft (1000 sq ft living space, 1250 sq ft photography studio) Years Lived In: 7 years; Owned In a rehabbed industrial loft in Overbrook, Celeste and David have taken their home back to the future.
Name: Joey Tierney Location: Sherman Oaks, CA Size: 1900 sq ft Years lived in: 6; Owned Joey Tierney’s home perfectly reflects her personal style: chic and modern. As the owner of Haute Street, a fashion styling and consulting business, Joey practices what she preaches, and she has the client list to prove it.
Name: Joey Grana and Gerard Dislaire Location: Mount Washington, California Size: 1,200 square feet Years Lived In: 2 years; Owned A trip to Joey and Gerard’s serene hillside home will take your breath away and may leave you wondering: am I in California, or have I been transported to the French Alps?
Name: Vanessa Dingwell Location: Eagle Rock, California Size: 2000 square feet Years Lived In: 2; Rented High on a hill, surrounded by dreamy California vistas, is Vanessa’s laid back bohemian home. With its sunny, sexy, romantic, and eclectic vibe, Stevie Nicks and Janis Joplin would feel right at home here. In fact, Vanessa owns Honeywood Vintage, a vintage clothing shop specializing in ethnic and cultural textiles that is slated to open in Highland Park next month.
Name: Casey, Andrea, Nathan, Dylan & Carly Figlewicz Location: Lomita, CA (South Bay) Size: 1300 square feet Years Lived In: Two months!! We just bought this house after waiting eight months to hear from the bank! We are loving it. You would never guess that the Figlewicz family moved into their Lomita home just two short months ago. Family photos, handmade artwork, and heirlooms abound and give the house a feeling that they’ve always lived there.
Name: Paola, Steve, and their twin baby sonsLocation: Venice Beach, CaliforniaSize: 2500 square feetYears Lived In: 1.5 When Paola and Steve purchased their Venice Beach home, it was essentially a blank canvas. More specifically, a boxy blank canvas with impressively high ceilings, a wide open floorplan, copious natural light, wood floors, and exposed beams. It had all the makings of an enviable modernist dream home.
Name: Marisa Vitale and Peter James Location: Venice Beach, California Size: 1250 square feet Years lived in: 3 Years; Owned Marisa and Peter are a couple of world travelers with a serious case of wanderlust. Beloved souvenirs abound throughout their sunny, airy, one-story, Venice Beach home. Their home’s newest decor, however, speaks not to globetrotting, but to an entirely different sort of adventure, -that of first-time parenthood…times two!
Name: Jeremy and Jenna Avellino Location: Old Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Size: 1,500 square feet Years lived in: 10 years; Owned When they first set eyes on this house ten years ago, Jenna and Jeremy knew they were facing the daunting prospect of numerous years of serious rehab work. While this might discourage most home buyers, Jenna and Jeremy leaped at the challenge. And now, finally, the fruits of their labors are blooming into a beautiful, welcoming home.