A Sight for Sore Eyes
Thomas Bayles works to transform abandoned houses in Los Angeles into sophisticated spaces. This home was not beyond repair when he first came across it, but many challenges came with restoring it.
“A squatter had been living in the property for three years rent free,” said Bayles. “Because of Los Angeles’ rent control laws, we had to spend one year in litigation with the squatter to lawfully evict him.”
The team redid all of the plumbing and relocated the kitchen from the center of the home to a corner at the back that faced the yard to add much-needed natural light.
The master bathroom features a fireplace, skylights and an oversized window that looks out on its own garden.