Bohemian Farmhouse in Atwater by Re-Inhabit

Bohemian Farmhouse in Atwater by Re-Inhabit

3145 Atwater Ave, Los Angeles, CA 900393145 Atwater Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

“Home as Art” is an expression that is a bit overused, I think. But if there’s ever been a company whose remodeled homes can be described this way, it’s Re-Inhabit. This time, it’s a 2BR / 2 BA California Bungalow in Atwater Village that captures our collective attention. Their thoughtful design and attention to detail are why you think ‘I’d love to live in this space’ every time you walk into one of their homes. And that’s why they sell quickly.

 This may look like a beautifully restored room, but that’s not really the case. This was added on to the original 1925 structure, which remains at the rear of the house and was a mere 468 square feet. And while this is technically a new addition, it

This may look like a beautifully restored room, but that’s not really the case. This was added on to the original 1925 structure, which remains at the rear of the house and was a mere 468 square feet. And while this is technically a new addition, it’s built with plenty of reclaimed materials, which fit in seamlessly with the original materials that remain.

 Reclaimed and re-imagined are two underlying tenets to their work. If you ever have a chance to chat with Re-Inhabit owner Rudy Dvorak, he’ll tell you ‘I’m a Junker’. Every feature of this home has a story to it. For instance, much of the wood used

Reclaimed and re-imagined are two underlying tenets to their work. If you ever have a chance to chat with Re-Inhabit owner Rudy Dvorak, he’ll tell you ‘I’m a Junker’. Every feature of this home has a story to it. For instance, much of the wood used in the addition came from West LA Music when its doors closed last year.

 As always, kudos also goes to designer John Douglas, who dreams up beautiful and clever ways to re-use materials in his work. This is evident from the moment you step on the front porch, where a bank teller’s alarm has been re-imagined as a doorbell

As always, kudos also goes to designer John Douglas, who dreams up beautiful and clever ways to re-use materials in his work. This is evident from the moment you step on the front porch, where a bank teller’s alarm has been re-imagined as a doorbell to be rung by foot. No doubt UPS guys whose arms are filled with packages will appreciate this little touch.

 I guarantee you won’t find kitchen cabinets that look like these at your local Home Depot. In fact, you won’t find cabinets like these anywhere. These have been painted by established graffiti artist, Fuse.

I guarantee you won’t find kitchen cabinets that look like these at your local Home Depot. In fact, you won’t find cabinets like these anywhere. These have been painted by established graffiti artist, Fuse.

 The urban vibe of the cabinets works beautifully against the character of this flawless vintage oven and the white concrete countertops that wrap around the kitchen.

The urban vibe of the cabinets works beautifully against the character of this flawless vintage oven and the white concrete countertops that wrap around the kitchen.

 Including the new addition at the front of the house, the total living space has been increased to 1,028 square feet. But when factoring in a beautiful wood patio, which extends the dining room (thanks to a large overhead retracting door), and the w

Including the new addition at the front of the house, the total living space has been increased to 1,028 square feet. But when factoring in a beautiful wood patio, which extends the dining room (thanks to a large overhead retracting door), and the warmly designed garage / studio in the back yard, the overall usable space is actually much more than that.

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 Naturally, the home also features modern updates where it matters, including a new foundation, roof, plumbing, electrical, sewer, central heat/AC and a tankless water heater.

Naturally, the home also features modern updates where it matters, including a new foundation, roof, plumbing, electrical, sewer, central heat/AC and a tankless water heater.

 You can tell that these guys love what they do because there is always an element of fun in their work.

You can tell that these guys love what they do because there is always an element of fun in their work.

 Yeah, that's an original Murphy bed.

Yeah, that’s an original Murphy bed.

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 So, why do I call this a farm house? Because it comes with an edible landscape for its front yard. Check out the beautiful planter boxes, which are all pre-planted with winter vegetables including lettuce, beets, onions, strawberries, basil, oregano

So, why do I call this a farm house? Because it comes with an edible landscape for its front yard. Check out the beautiful planter boxes, which are all pre-planted with winter vegetables including lettuce, beets, onions, strawberries, basil, oregano, and cabbage. If you wanted to become a square-foot gardener, this home gives you a head start.

 The home’s original front door hangs among several reclaimed windows, lending a sense of history and intimacy to this backyard patio.

The home’s original front door hangs among several reclaimed windows, lending a sense of history and intimacy to this backyard patio.

 Last but not least, if you like the furnishings in the home, you can buy them. (I love the dining room table and end tables in the living room.) Or you can commission Arthur King of LA Salvage (http://lasalvageco.com) to build something specific to

Last but not least, if you like the furnishings in the home, you can buy them. (I love the dining room table and end tables in the living room.) Or you can commission Arthur King of LA Salvage (http://lasalvageco.com) to build something specific to your needs. Arthur is an artist first and its obvious that his work matters to him.

3145 Atwater Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90039

Listing Price: $689,000
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square Feet: 1,024
Lot Size: 4,797 sf
Price Per SF: $672.85
Year Built: 1925
Air: Central
Floor: Hardwood, Ceramic Tile
Parking: Garage, Driveway
Views: None
Fireplace: None
MLS #: 13-724341

Listing courtesy of Tracy B. Do of John Aaroe Group.

Note: Information above reflects market status as of the date this post was originally published. Feel free to call for current market status.

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