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When Monte Verde’s current inhabitants stumbled across this spot, they immediately had a vision for what it could become. The home’s bones were plenty solid—spectacular views, stellar architecture, and the perfect amount of square footage—but the structure needed a bit of TLC to bring out its inherent charm. As such, after snapping it up a decade ago, the owners have spent the duration of their stewardship meticulously renovating the home in order to fully highlight the characteristics that compelled them to purchase it all those years ago. They moved walls, added a bathroom, opened up the kitchen, and created a layout that breads a sense of connectivity and warmth. Stylistically, they added bold wallpaper and reclaimed wood, while preserving the original triangular fireplace, all in hopes of lending intrigue and depth to the space. 

While adapting the inside of the home to better suit their needs was a priority in the renovation, making use of the home’s incredible outdoor living areas was of equal importance. The owner’s worked with Land Form Design Group to create terraces, planter boxes, and different levels that would shape their various outdoor spaces. The result is plenty enviable. French doors lead to a wraparound patio that, in turn, flows into a saline pool with incredible valley views. A built-in fire pit, meanwhile, ensures that the yard gets plenty of use even when the weather begins to cool. 

When it comes to the task of turning a house into a home, Monte Verde’s current occupants have certainly excelled. These digs are open, generous, loving, and cool—just like the fine folks who shaped them. And, while this spot’s visionaries are looking towards new horizons and future projects, we think it’s plenty worth reminiscing on all the fine work they’ve done here. 

For more information on this property please contact Camilla Granasen at 310.890.2211

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