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Masterful Modern Mexican | Sold

This 3 bed 2 bath house in Leimert Park sold for $1,075,000. 3828 Sutro Avenue was a traditional Spanish style ranch house was reimagined with Tulum vibes in mind.



The perfect entrance, this vintage carved wood door was sourced while digging through the back shed of a salvage yard with a phone flashlight!

The existing fireplace was painted white, and the mantel and surround stripped and stained. Decorative tile was added to the floor to bring some pattern into the space.

Mantel styling is key! The selection of the sconces to frame the fireplace, and the accents selected to be placed on the mantel reflect the 'Modern Mexican' vibe of the home.

The only walls removed were those between the living/dining/kitchen to create a wide open floor plan. There is nothing like creating site lines from the front to the back of the house to create the feeling of a much larger space.

A woven dome pendant from All Modern is the perfect fixture to ground the dining area. As always, staging elements reflect the look of the home.


In the kitchen custom white oak cabinets are accented with brass and bone knobs from CB2. The panel ready dishwasher is a simple way to create more high end feel. The concrete sink and wall mounted faucet really make this kitchen a work of art!

The bay windows were raised to accommodate a deeper island sized counter space with ample storage below.

White appliance are coming back in style and these KitchenAid ones were the perfect fit for the design of this kitchen. As always an integrated range hood for a custom feel!

The guest bath was outfitted with a wet-room style shower sloping into a linear drain. Not having a shower curb makes the space feel significantly more open. The geometric design of the mirror worked perfectly to overlap with the window.

A dome light above the tub alcove helps to create a soaking oasis while the brass floor mounted faucet adds a luxury element to the space.

Two secondary bedrooms are staged to fit the overall aesthetic of the home.

French doors in one of the second bedrooms lets in ample light while creating the ever coveted indoor/outdoor flow.

The master bedroom opens out on to a private area of the deck framed by a newly constructed pergola.

Things don't always need to be symmetrical. In this specific incidence asymmetry adds interest to the master bed vignette.

The best way to work with the limited space of the master bath was to create a wet-room situation where the shower feels like it is part of the whole bathroom.

The console style double sinks minimal profile is aesthetically pleasing and also a major space saver. The cement floor tile is the Los Feliz from Zia Tile.

The beams of the newly constructed pergola were hand carved to feel like it was always a part of the home. Of course I had to add a woven swing!

The backyard is separated into several areas including a large grassy lawn, fire pit space, and the douglas fir deck. Creating several different spaces makes the yard feel larger then it really is!

French doors leading into the garage allow it to double as a bonus live/work space suited for the temperate SoCal climate!

Hanging the rug on the wall of the garage was definitely one of my favorite staging hacks from this project. I always pays off to think outside the box!


DG, cacti, and agave were hand selected to give the landscaping a desert vibe. Aged bronze house numbers from CB2 add to the curb appeal and fit the look.


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