When Seth Resnik decided to purchase a crumbling 1918 Craftsman bungalow in West Hollywood, the task of remodeling seemed daunting. Back then he says he was “insane enough to believe that it would be fun and rewarding to revive the house.” Drawn to the house’s beautiful raw Douglas ﬁr post-and-beams sticking out amidst holes in the roof, broken windows with old layers of bizarre paint colors, Resnik - a writer, lifelong traveler, and lover of the outdoors - saw something special in the unique character of the house. “[It] sat across the street from Plummer Park, a rare block of open space in the middle of West Hollywood,” he explains. “Having a bungalow at the edge of this pocket nirvana clinched it.”
It is evident in her design how Sarah thinks deeply about the client’s personality, especially in the case of Seth’s house: “She’s always looking for harmonious contrasts, both in materials and design, and the surprising connection between things on a deeper level.” Resnik’s love of nature is highlighted by the use of eco-friendly and natural materials, such as the recycled beer bottle kitchen counter top, and the sun tubes and pebble rocks in both showers that make him “feel like [he’s] showering outdoors.”
SARAH BARNARD is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), is certified by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), and is recognized by the International Institute for Bau-Biologie & Ecology as a Building Biology Practitioner (BBP) and by the United States Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP). She has served on the Santa Monica Conservancy’s board of directors and specializes in green interior design and historic preservation.
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