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Before & After: Upgrading to Danish Modern in California

by Garrett Fleming

Four months. That’s all it took to take this Los Feliz, CA home from drab to Danish. Without a doubt, it was the design expertise of Andreas Larsson and Mike Landry that kept the process trucking along. These two gentlemen are the masterminds behind , “a Los Angeles-based real estate development, home redesign and remodeling firm whose main goal is to restore life to dilapidated structures and to make them inviting, 21st century homes.” As you take a peek inside, it’s obvious that they have done just that with this flip. It’s a poster child for their “… simple, functional and clean…” aesthetic. To think, Andreas stumbled upon the listing while browsing online. What a fantastic find! See more of the wonderful update the pair has made to this West Coast beauty after the jump. Enjoy! —

Photography by Andreas Larsson

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The living room before and after Hab House got a hold of it.
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The home's original, wood flooring was stained an antique grey, and the light fixture was designed by Andreas himself. The designer chose furniture because it fit so perfectly with the home's Danish theme.
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Andreas admires all of his handiwork.
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A before & after shot of the dining room.
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Andreas explains, "I installed single-light French doors to allow more light to flow into the space leading out to the side yard and balcony..." To further help light bounce around the space, all of the home's walls were painted in a brilliant eggshell by . Local designer makes the light fixture.
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Updates weren't only reserved for the interior. "The roof was replaced with an cool roof that is required by code here in LA now."
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"We also took out around 4,000 square feet of thirsty turf and replaced it with drought-tolerant native and Mediterranean landscaping. The wood design was made out of rough-cut cedar that we treated with a natural oil." Andreas topped off the design with his signature Palo Verde tree.
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A before & after shot of the kitchen.
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"During the demo process, there [are] always surprises popping up, and it’s usually not a good one. This one was. Underneath the tiled kitchen floor was the original, Douglas fir floor that I decided to put back in use." Andreas distressed it to contrast the overall industrial feel of the kitchen. He also designed the pendant light himself and restored the doors throughout the home to their original splendor.
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A before & after shot of the bedroom.
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Andreas utilizes sliding doors to infuse texture and color into many of his designs. "Also, they are great space savers if you don’t want a door swinging into the room and [taking] up space," he says. To help this bedroom blend with the living room, Andreas used similar woods and Danish touches throughout both.
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To bring in more light, and to provide quick pool access, Andreas replaced the bedroom's windows with these "single-light French doors." The design is rounded out with a painting by .
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Andreas greatly admires small makers such as , , and , so he tries to use their wares as much as possible. This vintage vanity was snagged from and is beautifully paired with a Carrara marble countertop.

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