Construction Diary: A Stylist and a Photographer Reenvision a 1950s Bungalow

A Los Angeles family shares lessons they learned from renovating during a turbulent year.

Kate Brien Kitz and David Kitz had braced themselves for Los Angeles’s overheated housing market when they set out to buy their first home together. But after purchasing a 1,600-square-foot 1950s bungalow in Mar Vista in 2019, Kate, a stylist, and David, a photographer, soon found themselves renovating in a pandemic, which delayed demolition and hit them with skyrocketing costs for materials. 

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Kelly Vencill Sanchez
Contributing Editor
Dwell's Los Angeles-based contributing editor, Kelly has also written about design and architecture for Architectural Digest, Coastal Living and Luxe.


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