Netflix is the place where you can find some of the best reality series focussing on architecture and real estate. And in today’s home tour two Netflix worlds collide, because this is the home of “Bling Empire” star Kane Lim which is now listed by Selling Sunset’s Chrishell Stause and Yonathan Baltazar of The Agency.
The midcentury house built in the 1950s has been fully remodelled into a beautiful Japandi-style home. Kane Lim collaborated with architectural firm Only Way Is Up in creating this beautiful home in Mount Washington, Los Angeles.
The mid-century house was neglected, but it was important for OWIU to preserve the bones and history of the building. Now these architectural bones are on full display and they are combined with a unique modern interior.
The midcentury home is updated with a light oak hardwood floors and plaster walls. The open-plan living room and kitchen have large windows that can be opened up and lead to a patio.
“The impeccable design will captivate anyone as soon as they walk into the residence, hats off to OWIU for executing perfectly. It offers the same “wow!” factors that you’d find on homes with $4m+ price tags in one of LA’s oldest neighborhoods.” – Yonathan Baltazar of The Agency, listing agent
OWIU design firm chose a combination of hard and soft in the kitchen, with natural Taj Mahal quartzite stone worktops and dark oak wooden cabinets. The kitchen offers LG matte black smart appliances, Brizo fixtures and boutique tiles.
The combination of Japanese and Scandinavian design – also called Japandi design – is becoming more popular. This midcentury home shows the beauty of this design style perfectly.
With windows on three sides, this open-plan living space is flooded with light. The natural materials and light color scheme in the decor creates a peaceful atmosphere.
All through the house you find curved and organic shapes, which adds a soft and natural look to the house.
Curved and organic shapes in furniture and decor is one of The Nordroom’s interior trends of 2022.
Large sliding doors create an indoor/outdoor living space that Los Angeles is well known for.
One of the key design features in this house are the glass privacy block that were often used in midcentury homes. OWIU placed these glass blocks in this kitchen island, which functions as bar and storage, and also in the wall you can see above.
The home has three bedrooms and the master suite has custom built-in wardrobes, a bed platform, and a beautiful bathroom with a double vanity.
Each bedroom has its own serene Japanese/Scandinavian vibe.
The deck connecting to the master bedroom leads to a meticulously manicured Japanese garden with bonsai and maple trees.
photography by Justin Chung