Before & After: An Outdated Venice Beach Bungalow Becomes a Light-Filled Bachelor Pad

Nwankpa Design reimagines a tired coastal home while helping its forward-thinking client plan for the future.

Magical things can happen when a renovation considers not only the owner’s present living situation—but the future as well. That’s exactly what happened when Susan Nwankpa Gillespie of Los Angeles–based Nwankpa Design connected with a recent NYC transplant who had moved out west in search of a more laid-back lifestyle and a place to put down roots.

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Jennifer Baum Lagdameo
Dwell Contributor
Jennifer Baum Lagdameo is a freelance design writer who has lived in Washington DC, Brooklyn, Tokyo, Manila, and is currently exploring the Pacific Northwest from her home base in Portland, Oregon.


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