Former production designer Danielle Clemenza was working in LA’s film industry for ten years before deciding transition to a career in home staging and interior design. The impetus for this career pivot was also Danielle’s first home staging project—the 480-square-foot cottage she has lived in for the past six years. Over the course of her time in this insanely charming 1920s bungalow, Danielle completely gutted the interior and redesigned it from the ground up. Making the most of such tight living quarters was a definite challenge, one that helped spur Danielle’s interest in solving other people’s home conundrums.
Here's a chance to get a slice of the Palm Springs modernism dream for way less than the usual numbers we see for those covetable desert estates. Granted, the place is pretty petite—but it is pretty. Last sold just this past August for $258K, current owners are now trying to flip it for $395K (sans homeowners association fees), offering a totally renovated pad with new kitchen fixtures, polished concrete floors, HVAC system, and landscaping. The 1955-built home comes with the requisite clerestory windows for great daylighting and both bedrooms feature sliding glass doors opening out to the backyard and pool.
Nearly a century spans the distance between this Los Feliz bungalow’s classic exterior and its contemporary open-plan interior. A skylight and glass door bring light into the galley kitchen. High ceilings add a sense of spaciousness.
Danielle has a keen sense of her surroundings, which is probably one of the reasons her home is so immaculately designed. The serenity of her bright white floors and windows goes well with her wooden accents and eclectic art collection. She recently completed a full renovation of her house where the bones of the space were completely remodeled and the ceiling height expanded.