It looks like a rustic cabin on the outside, but this Los Angeles bungalow is a modern minimalist sanctuary in the popular Crenshaw Manor neighbourhood.
Crenshaw Manor is a pocket of Los Angeles developed in 1942 for WWII defence workers and their families on the west side of Crenshaw Boulevard from Coliseum Street to Santa Barbara Avenue. This four-bedroom bungalow dates from 1945 and has undergone a top-to-toe reinvention, from its timber-clad exterior to its minimalist living spaces.
The 2,013 sq ft Los Angeles property features a free-flowing floor plan centred around a chef’s kitchen with a porcelain-topped waterfall island and pale oak cabinetry. Wide-plank French oak floorboards run across the length of the property, jibing with an all-white colour scheme that extends from the living room to the bedrooms.
Black-framed French doors connect the sunny living room to the backyard, where custom decking has been installed for outdoor entertaining, and there’s room to install a swimming pool. Many of the home’s upgrades are hidden: as part of the renovation, all systems have been updated, including installing a new tankless water heater, HVAC, electrical + 200-amp panel, sewer line and all new plumbing, plus a new roof.
Two bedrooms have spa-like ensuite bathrooms, and the garage has been renovated as a flexible space – studio, ADU, home gym?
Take a tour of 3718 S Muirfield Rd, listed with Silke Fernald of ACME Real Estate for $1.699m.