Location, location, location... this adorable 900 sf Santa Monica 1930's Cottage didn't start out so pretty. As a matter of fact, it was billed as a teardown, but was in a "friendly walkable neighborhood", and had potential :)
Ceilings were raised, walls were painted white, a small addition (250 sf) was built to enlarge the master bedroom, ad a second bathroom and a closet.
In the kitchen, skylights were installed and a custom stain was added to the wood floors.
Now lots of natural light bounce around this charming cottage, and what was once a dark brick fireplace has been painted white and clad with beautiful wood mantle, raising the piece to be a focal point, and perfect place for a cheerful piece of leaning art.
Nothing like a glossy pop of color to welcome homeowner Julie Hart at the front door!!
Hope you enjoyed this tiny cottage, I think the owners did a great job in "lightning and brightening" what was once a dingy teardown. If you would like to see the before pictures cheek them out here.
All images by Lisa Romerein via Sunset