In a historic Hollywood neighborhood filled with modest side-by-side period revival homes, the 1919 bungalow of Linda Hunt and Karen Klein stands out for its refreshing mix of old and new.
From the street, the one-story home looks like a traditional Craftsman, but step inside and colorful interiors offer a profoundly modern greeting. It is a jewel-box home filled with carefully considered details and custom finishes ranging from antique door pulls to lavender-colored walls and graphic wallcoverings in surprising hues of purple and green.
“This house has whimsy and a special kind of elegance,” said Hunt, an Oscar-winning actress. “It’s welcoming.”
The couple appreciates the home’s bright and sun-filled interiors, which set it apart from other Craftsman homes in the neighborhood.
“We lasted six months in a dark Craftsman down the street,” Klein, a retired therapist, said with a laugh.
They bought their current two-bedroom home with a plan to make better use of the cramped floor plan. They wanted a home that made sense, with free-flowing movement from room to room that would be suitable for them, their houseguests and dogs.
“We wanted to make better use of the space,” Hunt said. “We wanted to use the house in a different way.”
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