A midcentury home in Woodland Hills, California, returns to the market after a two-plus-year renovation. For owners Jordan Kuipers and his brother, what began as cosmetic updates quickly turned into a whole-house remodel that left no room untouched. A mismatched interior was swapped for swanky finishes, while interior walls were removed to open up the main living area and slot in a 22-foot sliding glass door overlooking the backyard pool. Other updates transformed the home inside and out.
"The goal when we bought the house was to do some general fixes like new floors, update the kitchen, and paint the house," says Jordan. "The inspection revealed the need for a new roof, but we wanted to do as much of the other work as we could ourselves."
Yet, as he and his brother started to rip out some of the previous finishes, other issues were exposed: crumbling pipes, including a water main to the street; a foundation not up to current building codes; and an HVAC system that went out. "We quickly realized we needed some professional help."
With their original plans in disarray, the brothers eventually decided to redo the entire house. "We spent the next two years living in a construction zone, with no kitchen up until the last two months," explains Jordan.
Drawn to the home for its classic midcentury features, they made the most of the interior by reengineering several posts and beams to create an open living/dining room and kitchen across the rear of the home. "The kitchen had been previously reduced in size by about 30 percent to make way for a larger closet in the master bedroom," Jordan adds.
Today, the entryway opens into one large space, with the home's three bedrooms reorganized along a more private side of the interior.
After: Entry and Dining Area
Before: Living Room
After: Living Room
Before: Family Room
After: Family Room
Completing the rest of the nearly 3,200-square-foot interior, each of the bedrooms and bathrooms received a similar aesthetic treatment—including built-in white oak wardrobes and new finishes.
The renovation also corrected layout issues. "A powder room had been walled off from the main living space, and you had to walk through the master bath to get to the bedroom," Jordan says. "The only thing that kept me excited, even after two and a half years, was knowing the home's real potential."
Now, just weeks after wrapping up the project, Jordan and his brother are selling as their jobs relocate across the country. Currently listed for $1,595,000, the home sits on a .21-acre lot and also includes a lower-guest suite with kitchenette. Keep scrolling to see more of the renovation.
Before: Outdoor Spaces
After: Outdoor Spaces
21115 Dumetz Road in Woodland Hills, California, is currently listed for $1,595,000 by Shane Nichols of Rodeo Realty.
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