Moorish detailing is rooted in regional tradition and has been extensively remodeled for a modern urban lifestyle. On a large southwest corner lot convenient to Hancock Park, Larchmont and Beverly Center, the residence offers three bedrooms and three baths with original details preserved: over scaled interior archway between formal dining and living rooms, wrought iron, period tile, steel casement windows, and 2nd story balcony with wooden balustrades overlooking a romantic coverered patio and garden. Expanded en suite master with walk-in closet and generously proportioned kitchen flow seamlessly with the original plan. Large pool and spa are hidden by mature hedging and trees.

Morgan wanted to preserve the “Moroccan” feeling at the house. The objective was to maintain the home’s charm and authenticity. All light fixtures were changed, purchased through a Moroccan warehouse. New Moroccan tile was installed in the kitchen. The kitchen was gutted and expanded, Morgan holding to a strong belief that kitchens act as hub of any house.

All floors were stained. An outdoor fireplace and small courtyard was built in the rear of the house. Hedges were strategically planted for privacy. The wood was beautifully aged, so the exterior was painted a bright white with light green trim.

The result was a home that now felt “larger”, yet still cozy.