Justin's "Warm Modern" Sherman Oaks Home

Justin's "Warm Modern" Sherman Oaks Home

Marcia Prentice
Aug 5, 2011

Name: Justin Shenkarow
Location: Sherman Oaks, California
Size: 4,400 square feet
Years lived in: 10 years

I have watched Justin remodel and transform the look of his house for the last 1 1/2 years. Because of all the work he put into his space, I couldn't wait for the big reveal. Walking through the house, we discussed what each area looked like before and how he updated the space. It is hard to decide which room is my favorite, but the large kitchen with its restaurant quality appliances and comfortable bar seating really stands out.

If you look closely, you will notice many unique details in Justin's home: The glass panels on the front door are made of a special type of glass that changes color throughout the day. After refinishing the living room coffee table, Justin placed feathers underneath the glass top. The Art Deco crown molding that was shipped from New York. For the fireplace surround, Justin hired an artist to design a work of art into the concrete that would serve as a statement piece for the space.

Apartment Therapy Survey:

My Style: Warm Modern

Inspiration: Architectural Digest, Dwell, and HGTV - a beautiful inviting place where my friends and family can hang out.

Favorite Element: The privacy

Biggest Challenge: Firing my two contractors

What Friends Say: They love it - modern, cool, and comfortable

Biggest Embarrassment: The mess in my office

Proudest DIY: Changing the light bulbs

Biggest Indulgence: The fridge and the oven

Best Advice: Don't live in your home when you're remodeling

Dream Source: Dwell, Architectural Digest, HGTV, and the joy of designing

Resources of Note:




  • Dave Anderson (davea@180com.net): Best Knobs & Handles




  • Made in Italy
  • Beds - Visionmount: ryan.hagberg@milestone.com


  • Mitch from Modern Concrete
  • National Tile
  • Wax Windsor: Hardwood Flooring



  • One Stop Lighting


Thanks Justin!

Images: Bethany Nauert

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