Before and After: Amazing Midcentury Modern Flip

As a real life renovator, I am always interested in a great before/after, and when the “before” is bad, I mean, truly awful, it’s thrilling to see healing come to a home. That’s what happened with this Eagle Rock property, a Mid-Century Modern in one of LA’s Eastside neighborhoods.

Real Estate Developer Thomas Bayles, whom the LA Times refers to as a “flipster” (a hipster who flips homes to a hipster market) bought this 5-bedroom, 5-bath home for $917,000 in August of 2015 and sold it last month for a record-breaking $2,115,000…making it the most expensive home to sell in the neighborhood.

Let’s get to the reno drama. How’s this for pre-flip curb appeal?

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I don’t have an “after” shot for the bedroom below but had to share it because I think it is worth a thousand words. It is also reminiscent of what our basement walls looked like when we bought the fixer upper. Where’s my paintbrush!?!  I would have to be heavily medicated at all times to live here!

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Would you have kept this original stone around the fireplace? When you’re flipping for hipster millenials, such decisions require careful analysis.

After picture of Eagle Rock flip by Thomas Bayles

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After pic of dining room in Eagle Rock flip

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After pic of kitchen in Eagle Rock flip

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After pic of bedroom in Eagle Rock flip

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Because just one room decorated with lavender iridescent abalone magic is never enough. Look at this incredible bathroom transformation:

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After pic of bathroom in Eagle Rock flip

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And purple paint was obviously on sale at some point! Now we’re on the basement level.

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After pic of lower level in Eagle Rock flip

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Wow.

The indoor/outdoor pool had potential for becoming an incredible selling point…

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After pic of pool and backyard in Eagle Rock flip

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Now that’s some beautiful subtraction! What do you think about this transformation?

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

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