This Spanish colonial house in the Los Angeles suburb of La Cañada was built in 1925 and is full of original features. The interiors, however, were ready for a design refresh. High on the history-loving owners’ list of requirements for their home’s 21st-century rethink were lighter, brighter interiors, modern luxuries and up-to-date audio visual and home technology solutions. 

They asked an interior designer to come up with ideas to brighten the space and incorporate the latest home tech. 

The redesigned spaces remain true to the property’s unique features and the new design elements actually enhance its character and highlight what makes it so special. It truly is one of the world’s best homes.

exterior view of front door with tiled surround in traditional spanish colonial style home with white render and palm trees steps to front door

(Image credit: Amy Bartlam)

The revamped space was the vision of Courtney Thomas, who runs Courtney Thomas Design