A Renovation Elevates This Humble Ranch Among its Iconic Midcentury Neighbors

A Renovation Elevates This Humble Ranch Among its Iconic Midcentury Neighbors

By Jeanee Ledoux
An architect immersed in the history of California modernism restored a nondescript Los Angeles ranch house bordering a celebrated midcentury neighborhood.

Midcentury enthusiast Margaret Riley purchased a 1957 ranch with little panache or pedigree, but a plum location just two doors down from Crestwood Hills, the Los Angeles cooperative development revered for its wealth of A. Quincy Jones masterpieces. 

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