Carren's Pitch

Life by Design

I'm always partial to homes that are in the neighborhood. This one in North Hollywood showed that small homes don't always mean small ambitions. 

Text by: Carren Jao
Edited by: Alice Short
Published: 30 August 2014, Los Angeles Times

Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times
Even before Peter and Janet Shurkin moved into their 1950s Valley Village home, the couple knew they needed to make some renovations. "We liked it," Janet says, "but the tiles would fall off and none of the cabinets were working properly."

Peter had owned the 975-square-foot, two-bedroom, one-bathroom property in the San Fernando Valley for three years but had not been able to renovate the cramped, compartmentalized space. In fact, no major work had ever been done on the home. [read more]


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