Before and After: An aging dame gets a modern makeover but keeps her Tudor soul

By Carren Jao

Before its transformation, Tamara Kaye-Honey’s 1924 Tudor suffered decades of inattention.

With its wood-shingled roof, gumwood cabinetry and beige walls, the four-bedroom Altadena home lacked charm and modern comforts when Kaye-Honey first laid eyes on it.

Yet the interior designer “fell in love with the bones,” drawn to the home’s openness and dramatic arches, she said. Sensing its potential, she and husband Ryan Honey purchased the property for $1.175 million in 2007.

Over the next decade, the couple turned the cutesy storybook home into a more modern hideaway while preserving its Old World soul.

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For $1.48M, an expansive Mt. Washington aerie with walking paths, bocce ball court

By Bianca Barragan

This artsy house stands out among a crowd of handsome homes in hilly Mt. Washington.

The expansive property includes a large main house—with high beamed ceilings and an abundance of big windows—and a 400-square-foot artist studio with French doors and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.

There are also connections to the outdoors, including a deck off of the dining room (a great post from which to take in the spectacular views of the nearby hills) and an outdoor patio adjoining the master bedroom.

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deasy/penner Welcomes Newest Partners Henry Blackham & Maureen Erbe

Henry Blackham’s 30 years of residential real estate experience, passion and knowledge is evident in his dealings with clients, transactions, and the properties he has designed, renovated, restored and sold.

Henry is a real estate agent and is also owner, designer and builder of Revisioned Homes, a residential architectural renovation and restoration company. He brings a unique vision to his clients on how to maximize the potential and value of a property. In both the renovation process and in the real estate transaction, Henry’s candor, knowledge, attention to detail and eagerness guides his clients through the process with ease.

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This Post-and-Beam in Pasadena Offers Classic California Living For $1.9M

By Jenny Xie

Built in 1971, this well-maintained home features expansive windows, ample outdoor space, and tasteful updates suited for the modern lifestyle.
The San Gabriel Mountains provide a dramatic backdrop of rolling green peaks for this post-and-beam construction designed by architect Thomas A. Dismukes. The four-bedroom, two-bath residence offers a secluded refuge in the city of Pasadena, California, boasting both natural and city views. A hedged drive leads to a motor court and entrance, which spills into an open-plan living room, dining room, and kitchen. All throughout, clerestory windows and floor-to-ceiling glass allow light to pour into the home and open up to the surrounding vistas. Promoting an indoor/outdoor lifestyle, a pool and garden area looks to the mountains to the north, while a generous southern deck stretches toward the city. The property has been thoughtfully restored and features a new kitchen by architect Barbara Bestor, a master wing with ensuite bathroom, and a guest wing with three bedrooms or offices.
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Picturesque Santa Monica Shingle style home asks $2.95M

By Elijah Chiland

Per the listing, his three-bedroom home in Santa Monica was designed by Edith Northman, who was among the first licensed female architects to set up shop in California.

Built in 1937, the exquisite Shingle style residence is perched above the street and provides terrific views across the city. The rambling 2,667-square foot home includes a dramatic great room with vaulted, beamed ceilings and wood-paneled walls. The dining room has a similar look, with a long panel of windows and a door leading to an outdoor deck.

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