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1950s Traditional gone Scandinavian modern asks $1.2M in Valley Village

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Three bedrooms, two baths, beamed ceilings, and a piano-shaped pool

The 1,970-square-foot home was built in 1954.
Photos by Jo David, courtesy of Patricia Ruben and Rick Yohon

Built in 1954, this shingled residence in Valley Village made its first ever appearance on the market in late 2015. Back then, it was a 1950s traditional ranch through and through, sporting a Mellenthin-esque dovecote and diamond-pane window, baby-blue and powder-pink bath fixtures, popcorn ceilings in the bedrooms, and an abundance of knotty pine.

Three years later, the three-bedroom home has returned, and though it looks virtually the same on the outside, its insides have been reworked to reflect a California-meets-Scandinavian-Modern sensibility.

Many original features still remain, including vaulted beamed ceilings, wood-paneled walls, sliding glass doors, two fireplaces, built-in shelving, and a walk-in bar. But these elements now co-exist with new flooring, lighting, cabinetry, kitchen, and bathrooms.

On a 6,635-square-foot lot with a swimming pool and two-car garage, the revamped residence is asking $1.179 million. Open house is scheduled for Friday between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m.

From the outside, the three-bedroom home looks like a 1950s Mellenthin-style ranch, complete with dovecote.
The interior now has a California-meets-Scandinavia modern look, thanks to new flooring, lighting, and paint.
The sleek modern kitchen was previously lined with knotty pine.
The master bedroom opens to the pool.
Both bathrooms were remodeled.
Sliding glass doors open to a covered terrace.
The piano-shaped pool.