When Elizabeth and David bought their 1948 Los Angeles home, it had never been remodeled. So, they set to work gutting the house, which included opening up the kitchen to the living room and adding two sets of 6' wide French doors, which open to the back yard. They now say "the kitchen really is the heart of this home - it's bright, happy and perfect for entertaining." Bonus: the O'Keefe and Merritt stove—clearly a focal point— was a gift from their realtor.
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(Images: Bethany Nauert)