Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Home in L.A. Gets a Showstopping Makeover

Green carpeting, begone—after a revamp by A1000xBetter, this Studio City dwelling glows with white oak detailing and a whole new flow.

Perched on a sloped lot in the Studio City neighborhood of Los Angeles, this 1965 home has a striking entryway defined by double-height walls of glass. "It wasn’t designed and built by a notable architect, as far as I know, but it very much has the architecture of a traditional Buff and Hensman home," says lead designer Patrick Maziarski of the Altadena interiors firm A1000xBetter.

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Melissa Dalton
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Melissa Dalton is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon, who has been writing for Dwell since 2017. Read more of her work about design and architecture at


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