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    ( Ken Hively / Los Angeles Times ) By Lisa Boone

    Architect Rebecca Rudolph and husband, Colin Thompson, a designer and builder, more than doubled the size of a 500-square-foot house using inexpensive and repurposed materials in surprising ways. They bought the 1923 Atwater Village cottage nine years ago for $139,000. "It was basically a tear-down," Rudolph says — but one that they ultimately decided to keep, renovate and expand over time.

    The couple, both 36, met when they were students at the Southern California Institute for Architecture. Although their design sensibilities aren't always the same — Rudolph tends to prefer more glass — they agreed that they wanted a house that connected to the outdoors and a floor plan that flowed easily, so that the interior spaces felt larger than they are.

    The kitchen demonstrates Rudolph's ability to work with inexpensive materials and a great sense of color: turquoise ceiling, navy pendant lamp, red laminate countertop and white glossy IKEA cabinets. The antique stove came from Wertz Brothers. The floor is inexpensive plywood from a lumber yard cut into 5.5-inch-wide planks; it cost about $2 a square foot.





















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    aweseom koi pond! I want one!
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    i like it. it's a funky family house and not the least bit pretentious.
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    I do not care for the outside in the last picture, and the white(lower) cabinets in the kitchen, but I like all the rest.

    Even doubled it is still about 1,000 square feet, and they have done alot with that space.

    $140,000 for a 500 square foot house in 'tear down' condition. God.

    location, location, location.

    speaking of, where is Atwater Village?
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    i like the inside, but i'm not crazy about the outside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    $140,000 for a 500 square foot house in 'tear down' condition. God.

    location, location, location.

    speaking of, where is Atwater Village?
    I looked it up, because I had to know where you'd pay $140k for something that's ready to be demolished. Atwater Village is a neighborhood in northeast Los Angeles.

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