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Guest Blogger: David’s downtown loft: Part 2

Today, Part 2 of David’s downtown loft remodel by guest blogger David Kean, a Realtor in the Beverly Hills office of Prudential California Realty. His previous condo remodel was featured in Pardon Our Dust several years ago. In his new place, he once again created a beautiful urban space. In my new downtown loft, the [...]

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At age 80, Betty Frazier rocks her remodel

As Betty Frazier approached her 80th birthday, no one would have thought twice if she had decided to downsize her living arrangements. Instead, the Leisure World resident did the opposite, opting to sell her one-bedroom place, move up to a two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit she bought in the same Laguna Woods community and embark on an [...]

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A condo less boring

The Los Angeles condominium Jay Falamaki bought several years ago was like scores of others in Southern California. “It was boring,” Falamaki says of the 860-square-foot condo’s white walls, vinyl floors and beige carpeting. “It was very basic with no character at all.” But bland surroundings would work for Falamaki, a native of Iran who [...]

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For West Hollywood actor Cyrus Deboo, a DIY kitchen brings life lessons

When he set out to renovate the kitchen of his West Hollywood condo, Cyrus Deboo discovered more than how to paint cabinets and lay a tile floor. The do-it-yourselfer also found out some things about patience and perseverance. “The incredible lesson I learned from that kitchen rivals anything I learned in therapy,” said Deboo, a [...]

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David Kean bought it bland, made it grand

When David Kean set out to buy his first home, he was looking for two things: old and charming. He envisioned thick crown molding and hardwood floors. But there was a glitch in his plan. “Old and charming was too expensive,” said Kean, 36, who works as a real estate agent. Plus, he explained, he [...]

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