List Price $689,000

2 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms

1,024 sf • 4,797 sf lot


Celebrated design+build firm ReInhabit proudly presents this beautifully rendered home, an exclusive offering of Tracy Do Real Estate. The vintage California Bungalow in Atwater has been restored, expanded and thoroughly reimagined. Staying true to their mission, the creative builders have preserved or recycled most of the original structure that dates to 1925, carefully and artfully re-engineering it with new construction and locally-sourced salvage elements.


Expanding the footprint by over 500 square feet was only the start for this home, and required ReInhabit’s team of designers, architects and craftsman to add a new network of systems including foundation, roof, plumbing, electrical, sewer, central heat & air and a tankless water heater.


From an old commercial building, they recovered an automatic roll-up door, installing it as a section of wall along the main portion of the house. With the simple touch of a button the outdoors come inside, showering the living, dining and kitchen areas in daylight or evening as they join seamlessly to a newly-made deck. This is the ideal place for morning coffee or drinks with friends.


For dinner parties, an edible landscape is available right out front in professionally-installed planter boxes. Not many homeowners can harvest their yard for garden-to-table eating.


And for the ultimate conversation piece, the kitchen where you will prepare those meals features hand-finished cabinets painted by an established artist known as Fuse


a.k.a. Larry Masters. Here he is in action, creating amazing “functional art.” The cabinets are made of metal, salvaged from an old home in Pasadena. In Fuse’s hands, they become something else entirely — and help make this a very unique, special home.


With a garage and bonus room that could serve as your office or creative space, 3145 Atwater Ave. is ReInhabit’s case-study in expanded living with an eco-friendly footprint. It is also very well-situated, with easy access to the shopping, dining and night life of Atwater Village and its neighboring communities.

There is much more to learn about the process and painstaking effort that went into the restoration and expansion of this home. Head to the property website, or ReInhabit’s own blog.

For a private tour, contact Tracy Do Real Estate.

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