best of: live along the L.A. river.
by victoria comment

7/1/19

frogtown real estate listing via take sunset. / sfgirlbybay

i love my echo park home and i wouldn’t own it without the help of my realtor extraordinaire, rob kallick of take sunset. but sometimes, when he has an amazing listing like this one, i like to imagine that it too could be mine. it’s not practical for me to make a move right now, but i sure can get inspired by this beautiful, understated Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper in charming Frogtown, just down the hill from me.

rustic modern frogtown home along l.a. river. / sfgirlbybay

Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

Located just steps from the L.A. river (which is undergoing a resurgence of its own), this re-imagined 1920’s Elysian Valley home is quintessentially Californian but when you step through its gates you feel like you’ve been dropped directly into the Mediterranean. set back from the street, lush olive and fig trees and succulent plantings frame the restored windows and countless french doors that seamlessly bring the outdoors inside. Exposed beam ceilings, concrete floors, and skylights create a wonderful sense of openness and light throughout the home.

Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

inspiring decor inside Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

white walls and exposed wood ceilings in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

The spacious kitchen has a seating area, concrete countertops, high ceilings, and french doors that lead to a rear courtyard dining area. An office, two bedrooms, and two baths — which include a master suite with a master bath and a walk-in closet round out the floorplan. a more private and tranquil location at the end of a cul de sac cannot be imagined. just steps from the front door you can walk or ride your bike to local frogtown spots like Spoke Bicycle Cafe, Wax Paper or Salazar while enjoying easy access to surrounding neighborhoods such as Silver Lake, Echo Park, DTLA and the rest of the Eastside. have a gander!

Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

handmade wood bench. / sfgirlbybay

home along the l.a. river designed by Breland-Harper firm. / sfgirlbybay

poured concrete floors in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

decor details in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

airy Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

beamed ceilings in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor patio in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

indoor outdoor details in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

colorful tiled outdoor bench. / sfgirlbybay

open kitchen with french doors leading to patio. / sfgirlbybay

french doors to outdoor patio off kitchen. / sfgirlbybay

daybed with chair as side table and ceramic dishes. / sfgirlbybay

eat-in kitchen in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

glass and metal windows in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

indoor outdoor design details in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

black wrought-iron outdoor loveseat with white pads. / sfgirlbybay

home office with white walls and french doors leading to patio. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

concrete vanity in Elysian valley home's bathroom. / sfgirlbybay

bedroom in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

white -painted beamed ceilings in bedroom. / sfgirlbybay

outdoor patio in Elysian valley home by design firm Breland-Harper. / sfgirlbybay

• photography lauren moore for take sunset and by victoria smith for sfgirlbybay.

3 responses to “best of: live along the L.A. river.”

  1. I absolutely love the Mediterranean rustic feel and look. And cement and wood floors! I get so confused sometimes because I love so many different things: Scandinavian, particularly Danish, bohemian, Mediterranean, cosy but simple English cottage, antique… I love it all but not too much of one thing! What to do?!?

  2. Ohhh Victoria,
    How much I love the simplicity of this house and decor. When I knew I was moving back to Gran Canaria, I pent a good few years looking for a simple old traditional house where to live, but I couldn’t find the right location and property in time, but I don’t loose hope that one day I will get it!!

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