Owner revamps charming old house but keeps its early 20th century character.
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Joan Steffend visits the home of a man who was charmed into buying his 1905 bungalow. To enhance the existing character, he knocked out a wall between the living room and an adjoining bedroom to create a formal dining room.
He capitalized on the original 1930 mint green and black tile in the bathroom by painting over the walls in a glossy black. He removed the glass doors to the shower and replaced them with a simple white shower curtain personalized with a black monogram made out of scrap fabric.
In the kitchen, white subway tile gives it the feel of a New York apartment. A display table purchased from a local retail store serves as a breakfast table.
Designer Joel Samuels took his Spanish bungalow from unlivable to unbelievable with just a few repairs and improvements.