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Post Construction Paradise in Rancho Palos Verdes

It took a year and a half, $500,000 and invaluable patience to get to the finish line for ambitious couple Adriana and Adriano Marcil.  Their Rancho Palos Verdes home boasts a completely remodeled 3,200 square-foot interior on horse property with new landscaping, a pool house, and a gorgeous view. 


The Marcils bought this mid-century classic for $1.7 million just two years ago when they were moving to Los Angeles from Europe. OpenHouseDay went behind the scenes during their remodeling process a few months ago. Read about it here. Adriana gave useful tips for those living in their home during a reconstruction process.


She says that although living on location during the remodel was challenging at times, especially with a toddler and another baby on the way, it was worth being able to be an integral part of the whole construction process. What began as a remodel with the couple’s intention to make it their long term family home, midway through their project, the couple decided to move back to Europe.


“It’s what makes this property now so unique”, explains Adriana. “The expenses to this remodeling were not like of a normal flip because we used only the best materials with the intention to stay and live here”.


New windows and barn style doors, recess lighting, an entirely new kitchen, floors, and a complete update of the plumbing and electricity- just to name a few of the remodeling aspects. With all the upgrades, the couple was able to transform the mid-century classic that they bought two years ago into a mid-century modern paradise.

They kept much of the mid-century style with both new and older materials. For example, their brand new kitchen looks almost identical to the old one due to the choice of cabinets and colors. Their furniture pieces have a vintage touch, and the decision to keep the classic PV stone fireplace and outdoor fountain maintained the original character.



The last details were added when they were finishing up the last touches on their landscaping. Over 400 cubic feet of wood chips and about a ton of Mexican pebble rock was used along their front entrance and backyard pathways.


“I feel like you have to see the details in person in order to understand the price and appreciate the property”, says Adriana in regards to the importance of open house showings. She is not alone in this sentiment. Most sellers would agree that holding open houses is vital to a successful sale. The property’s listed and now in escrow!