When Claire Thomas and her husband, Craig began their search for a home in 2013, they envisioned living in a beautiful Spanish colonial home built in the ‘30s. To their surprise, all of their plans changed when they came across a 70’s fixer-upper midcentury home on stilts located in the hills of Los Angeles. The blogger behind The Kitchy Kitchen and host of Food for Thought recently shared her home with MyDomaine—and it is too good not to share here, too.
With the entire structure sitting on stilts 20 feet above the ground, this property is far from your average family home. “I thought Craig and I would be in this charming home in a nice school district, but instead we found this bachelor pad in the rough,” Claire tells MyDomaine. They put their bid on the property just two days after finding it on Zillow.
When the house officially became theirs, the couple began renovating the space to give it a much-needed facelift. “We ended up knocking down a wall and taking space from a bunch of tiny unnecessary rooms to make the kitchen bigger,” she explains.
The ‘60s kitchen was remodeled to ensure there would be plenty of storage—a definite need for the foodie homeowner. The couple ultimately wanted to create a space that is modern and sleek but still soft.
“The guest bathroom was – and still is – my favorite room in the house,” she says. Although they were unable to keep the original wallpapering in the bathroom, Claire was able to find a vibrant blue and gold, Hicks hexagon wallpaper in its place which also complimented the existing vanity and hardware. “I wanted to keep the spirit of the room there,” Claire says.
Since the renovation, this quirky mid mod home with a spectacular view has become a popular place to entertain friends and family. “You can’t live here and not love entertaining,” Thomas says.
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