Griffith Park Remodel


Ever feel like your space just isn’t big enough and you just can’t fit the things you want?  So did this client when she first came in.

Most customers who come into the showroom think they’ve come up with all the options possible for their own remodel. What excites me, is giving them an idea and layout that they thought was impossible for their home.

This client came to me as a referral from Dennis Prager, and she said to me right from the beginning, “I want people to walk in and say, ‘WOW!’” I am confident that we have done that for her.

This was a 1920’s, Hancock Park home. The neighborhood is charming and made you feel like you were stepping back in time. Being from the Los Angeles area, I work on older homes often. The older kitchens always  seem like an after thought, making spaces tight and lacking attention.

The client desired a more spacious, open concept kitchen along with her dream appliances, a 48” Sub-Zero refrigerator and a 48” Wolf Range. With the home being a total of about 2,000 square feet, this was going to be challenging. Fortunately, I like a challenge.

I knew we would have to make structural changes and get creative to achieve this goal. I am grateful for my talented team to bounce ideas off of and go over all of the options possible before we got too far in the design. We removed two wing walls and widened the opening into the kitchen.

For the design of the kitchen we kept the overall color palette light and bright. The Brookhaven custom cabinets by Wood Mode in the beautiful Nordic White finish contrasted nicely with the darker DuCheateau flooring. The countertops are a honed Bianco Carrara Venato Marble and the backsplash is a Waterworks Grove Brickworks tile done in a classic subway pattern. To finish it off, I designed a custom hood above the range.

To make the best use of space in a small area, we added pantry pull outs made by Hafele, placing one on either side of the kitchen for convenience.

I loved working on this home and I really enjoyed this client. She brought some great ideas to the table and together, I believe, we created the kitchen of her dreams.

Design-Builder | Ernesto Sepulveda