Two Charming Renovations by Corbin Bernsen: A French Farmhouse and a 1940s Ranch

If you are as old as me, then you may have been a fan of L.A. Law, and you fans will remember Corbin Bernsen’s character, Arnie Becker–remember? Corbin Bernsen was a carpenter before stardom, and he and his wife, actress, Amanda Pays, have been flipping houses for years.

The couple has four grown sons, including twin boys the same age as my eldest…so since Corbin pretended to be an attorney, and my husband is a real life one, we’re practically the same couple, right?

Charming renovated French farmhouse by Corbin Bernsen on Hello Lovely Studio

After all, my husband and I are also seasoned pros (whatever!) at DIY whole house renovation, so I was intrigued after learning how this couple approaches their projects and ecstatic that they have written a book!

Open House (Gibbs Smith, 2017)

I was surprised to learn the renovators rely on flea markets and bargain hunting in all their projects–even their own homes that you’ll see here.

Their style is very eclectic, spare, and undone.

Below you’ll first see their French farmhouse in the South of France (images are from their book, Open House), a home they intend to hold on to forever as well as their 1940’s ranch in Southern California.

Enjoy!

Photography: Tim Beddow

Source: Remodelista

Charming renovated French farmhouse by Corbin Bernsen on Hello Lovely Studio
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Charming renovated French farmhouse by Corbin Bernsen on Hello Lovely Studio
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Charming renovated French farmhouse by Corbin Bernsen on Hello Lovely Studio
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Charming renovated French farmhouse by Corbin Bernsen on Hello Lovely Studio
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France

Wouldn’t these ladderback chairs be perfect in this French farmhouse?

 
Charming renovated French farmhouse by Corbin Bernsen on Hello Lovely Studio
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Charming renovated French farmhouse by Corbin Bernsen on Hello Lovely Studio
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France

Did you see my post about stencils? I’m in love with the stair risers! Ideas for a handpainted tile look?

Charming renovated French farmhouse by Corbin Bernsen on Hello Lovely Studio
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Charming renovated French farmhouse by Corbin Bernsen on Hello Lovely Studio
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s French Farmhouse in the South of France

Here’s their 1940’s ranch in Southern California, which was featured in Country Living magazine.

Charming renovation by Corbin Bernsen in Southern California
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s 1940’s Ranch Renovation in Southern California
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s 1940’s Ranch Renovation in Southern California
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s 1940’s Ranch Renovation in Southern California

The artwork in the kitchen (below) was done by the homeowner, Amanda Pays, and believe it or not, the appliances are from Sears!

These are smart shoppers watching the budget!

Charming renovation by Corbin Bernsen in Southern California
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s 1940’s Ranch Renovation in Southern California
Charming renovation by Corbin Bernsen in Southern California
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s 1940’s Ranch Renovation in Southern California
 
Charming renovation by Corbin Bernsen in Southern California
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s 1940’s Ranch Renovation in Southern California
 
 

 

Charming renovation by Corbin Bernsen in Southern California

Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s 1940’s Ranch Renovation in Southern California
Charming renovation by Corbin Bernsen in Southern California
Celebrity Homes: Corbin Bernsen’s 1940’s Ranch Renovation in Southern California

What do you think of these renovations?

Open House (Gibbs Smith, 2017)

Can’t wait to get my copy of their book and be inspired by more properties.


For more French farmhouse goodness,
visit this story here.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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