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Home of the Week: Beverly Grove cottage gets a new look

This 1920s English-style cottage in the Beverly Grove area has been updated, expanded and modernized while still keeping a toehold in the past.

Herringbone-patterned slate tile floors in the entry and a powder room dressed in designer wallpaper are among new ideas introduced by Mark Langos Design. Gently curved ceilings in the living room are original, while the custom kitchen adds a touch of timber — a reclaimed wood island and exposed ceiling beams — that injects warmth into the space.

The details

Location: 143 S. Laurel Ave., Los Angeles, 90048


Asking price: $2.599 million

Year built: 1925

Living area: 2,252 square feet, three bedrooms, 3.25 bathrooms

Lot size: 6,586 square feet


Features: Open-concept floor plan; reclaimed wood beams; designer wallpaper; custom built-ins; herringbone-patterned slate tile floors; chef’s kitchen with farmhouse-style sink; living room with original tray ceiling; patio; landscaped yard; two-car garage

About the area: In the 90048 ZIP Code, based on 8 sales, the median price for single-family homes in March was $2.85 million, a 67.9% increase compared with the same month last year, according to CoreLogic.

Agents: Ben Shapiro; Nourmand & Associates; (323) 462-6262

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