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Architect-designer couple modernizes a Modern house
Architect-designer couple modernizes a Modern house

"I take away the extraneous and make it clean." That's how Emily Ain describes the home she and her husband, James Matson, have been renovating and remodeling for 17 years. When the couple first looked at the house — a 2,300-square-foot, three-bedroom, three-bath, 1956 Beverly Crest Home — their real estate agent discouraged them from making an offer. But Ain is a designer and Matson is an architect, and they could see beyond the security bars on the windows, the dark jumbled interiors, the oddly arranged eating areas, the pink appliances, heavily carpeted stairs and indoor plants lining a soffit that was meant to emit shelf lighting. What they envisioned was a...

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