There was dingy carpet, grandma wallpaper, Pepto Bismal pink accents, and heavy valances and curtains dimming the natural sunlight in almost every room. But the bones of this residence in Leimert Park were oh-so-good.
MINI INNO, a design-focused real estate redevelopment and interior design company, saw the potential and tasked themselves with breathing new life into this Spanish Colonial Revival — an architectural style popularized by architects Bertram Goodhue and Carleton Winslow.
Today, homes topped with red tiles, stucco exteriors, and rounded arches over windows and doors line the neighborhood’s streets. And, like many homes, 3866 Olmsted Ave showcases a courtyard with stone walkways and an inviting front porch.
Rich with original details, including coved ceilings and ornate archways, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom abode opens to an airy living room filled with tons of natural light streaming in through new bay windows and a wood-burning fireplace, flanked by wrought iron sconces.
The living room flows into the expansive galley-style kitchen, transformed into a light-filled space blending old-world charm with modern amenities. Natural limestone line the countertops, while handmade Moroccan tiles decorate the backsplash. There’s even a pot filler above the Bertazzoni range.
Two bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms with a mix of porcelain, Moroccan, and marble tile finishes. The front bedroom is off on its own, potentially making the perfect home office.
The primary suite feels like a private wing with the perks of a walk-in closet, a vanity desk, and a built-in storage bench. The primary bathroom offers a shower with a separate vintage-styled soaking claw foot tub. And French doors lead to the freshly landscaped backyard with access to the converted garage.
Asking $1.199 million, the home has new HVAC, plumbing, electrical wiring with a 200 amp panel, and a tankless water heater.
Listing courtesy of Dominique Madden – Acme