HancockPark neighborhood, Los Angeles’ historic HancockPark

2022-05-19 0 By

The historic Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles is home to a Mediterranean Revival building that dates back to 1922.Real estate developer Tyrone McKillen, co-founder of Plus Development, and his wife Christina chose Mediterranean Revival House as their permanent home for their family of five.McKillens turned to DISC Interiors to design their new home.David John Dick, principal of DISC Interiors, mentions that clients are very design-conscious, so they definitely have a feel for modern looks and historical details.That said, the couple didn’t give DISC Interiors much instruction, just that major alterations were needed to the home.DISC Interiors moved the stairs inside, made some structural changes, and the kitchen and master suite were brand new.Pulling off such a feat during a global pandemic was challenging, and David only saw the inside of the 5,000-square-foot house, but it had its benefits.The demolition was completed before the city stopped all construction, and with many other clients shelving the project, David was able to complete the work in just 10 months.Now, the newly created family home is full of earth tones, natural materials and rounded edges to feel comfortable.Guests pass through a limestone foyer surrounded by archways, one leading to a wood-paneled home office and the other to a soft Hollywood Regency living room with a wood-burning fireplace.In the traditional colonial style, a staircase leads to the bedroom.The kitchen’s herringbone floor and high-contrast marble island create a double visual impact.In the back is a porch lit by Moroccan lights, and a dining table overlooks the pool and plants in the yard.It feels like an art house, a house that respects history.Although the McKillens are taking risks, their home is no exaggeration.