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A Fun Before and After in Echo Park

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I have an awesome relationship with the groundbreaking owners of SCSH. We have done more than a few remodels for student rentals near USC in the past few years, but this was their first foray into grown up housing rentals, the hip young things of Echo Park specifically. They found one sad sad building on Sunset and transformed it into a clean and urban setting. Here are some amazing before and afters.

Exterior BEFORE

Exterior BEFORE

Exterior AFTER - Love those murals

Exterior AFTER - Love those murals

Upper Landing BEFORE

Upper Landing BEFORE

Upper Landing AFTER

Upper Landing AFTER

Entry Hall BEFORE

Entry Hall BEFORE

Entry Hall AFTER

Entry Hall AFTER

Apartment Kitchen BEFORE

Apartment Kitchen BEFORE

Apartment Kitchen AFTER

Apartment Kitchen AFTER

Apartment Kitchen AFTER

Apartment Kitchen AFTER

Penthouse Kitchen BEFORE

Penthouse Kitchen BEFORE

Penthouse Kitchen AFTER

Penthouse Kitchen AFTER

Penthouse Kitchen AFTER

Penthouse Kitchen AFTER

Penthouse Living Room BEFORE

Penthouse Living Room BEFORE

Penthouse Living Room AFTER

Penthouse Living Room AFTER

Penthouse Bathroom 1 BEFORE

Penthouse Bathroom 1 BEFORE

Penthouse Bathroom 1 AFTER

Penthouse Bathroom 1 AFTER

Penthouse Bathroom 2 BEFORE

Penthouse Bathroom 2 BEFORE

Penthouse Bathroom 2 AFTER

Penthouse Bathroom 2 AFTER

So much BETTER, huh? There is nothing like smoothing ceilings, ripping out carpet, paint, and new lights to transform a sad dirty greasy low end space into something special. 

We did a create a few aha moments. The brass accents, the graphic bathroom floor tile with matching criss-cross subway wall tile, the colorful front doors, and that wood feature wall. To be honest, I didn't think it would happen quite as well as it did. I created a directional sketch for the builder and hoped for the best. He truly surprised me with the care he took making it come to life. I love how the wall turned out. Unique, inviting, and so cool. An element that all the users must past by once they come up the landing to any of the units. 

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I mean, seriously. A fun hip project that stretched me in a good way. 

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