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Renovated LA Residence Inspired By Its Mid-Century Modern Roots

Designed by the famous Romanian-American architect Haralamb H. Georgescu in 1968, the Kearsarge Residence is a brilliant example of a modern renovation that pays tribute to its origins and rich heritage. Georgescu was renowned as one of the best Mid-Century modern architects and played a significant role in the design of the Romanian capital before moving to the US in 1947. Located in Brentwood, California, the renovation of this classic home designed by Georgescu was carried out by Kurt Krueger Architect in an exquisite organic fashion.

Bakyard with wood deck and a pool

Incorporating Mid-Century modern design and decor is one of today’s hottest design trends, and inspired by Georgescu, the architects decided to keep the renovation as close to the original home as possible. Blending a sleek contemporary look with classic design elements, the interior sports lavish wood surfaces that are balanced by the sensible use of glass and stone. The home is comprised of three distinct levels that sport a home office, loft and living room that are seamlessly connected with one another. Eliminating dark corners and congested rooms, the renovation uses an open floor plan in which each space flows into the next.

Expansive deck space of the LA home

Revamped ipe wood deck next to the pool

Entrance to the Californian home renovated by Kurt Krueger Architect

Interior with wooden surfaces

Wooden staircase with glass railing

Sleek floating shelves in the living roomw with a grey sofa

The ceiling in a rich blue-grey tone, the cabinets in mahogany wood and the white oak floors were all inspired by the original materials used by Georgescu. An expansive spa-like bathroom and an exquisite outdoor deck steal the show with ease. The pool deck clad in ipe wood and illuminated by rope LED lighting comes alive after sunset even as you kick back and relax in this luxurious private retreat!

Wall lighting and a built-in reading nook

Interior with minimal decor

Fireplace in the open living room

Kitchen with wood cabinets and stylish design

Window overlooking the backyard

Wooden cabinets open up to reveal a window

The goal was to honor Georgescu’s work by restoring the house to its true character where appropriate as well as updating the house in keeping with the original design spirit. Throughout the process we were constantly asking ourselves “What would Georgescu do today?”

Spa-like bathroom at home

Smart towel display and storage shelves

Bathroom with modern vanity

Lavish Californian home with pool

LED lighting adds warmth to the backyard

Los Angels home after sunset

Interior of the renovated LA home

Kearsarge Residence - Before and after reconstruction

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