Before and After | Historic Eagle Rock home enters the 21st century with a new old style
AFTER | The renovated Craftsman home on Eagle Rock’s Mount Pleasant Street. The exterior — once a faded oatmeal shade — is now a pleasing forest green.
BEFORE |Peeling paint, broken windows and scratched floors gave the house a scary vibe.(Darwin Nercesian)
AFTER |Now there’s an open-plan living-dining-kitchen area and a lush new backyard.
BEFORE | The new owners saved as many of the existing windows and moldings as they could, and installed a Dutch door. They also went to Pasadena Architectural Salvage to source vintage fittings — doorknobs and hinges, drawer pulls, cabinet knobs — close in style to what originals remained.(Darwin Nercesian)
AFTER | The kitchen has a black-and-white checkered floor and pale gray cabinetry, with some of the original hardware retained.(Lisa Clifton)
BEFORE | The property required nine months of extensive work, including reconfiguring the interior space so it now offers three bedroom suites with walk-in closets, including a master with its own sitting area.
AFTER | Inside, the owners wanted a clean and contemporary canvas: Floors are polished wood; walls are white; natural light abounds.
BEFORE | One of the original bathrooms in the 1911 home.(Darwin Nercesian)
AFTER | The interior space was reconfigured to now offer three bedroom suites with walk-in closets, including a master with its own sitting area. They replaced tinted windows in the master bedroom with clear glass to optimize views.(Lisa Clifton)
AFTER | “We wanted it to feel like a period house and not like everything was brand-new,” says one of the investor. “That would defeat the purpose.”(Lisa Clifton)