Sam and Celeste Liversidge—both lawyers—bought this suburban Altadena home after deciding they wanted a larger home to raise their children. At the time the couple purchased the home, it had hardly been updated since it was constructed in 1922. "To be honest, it wasn't in good shape. It was a bit of a disaster," says Celeste. "But I saw its potential from the very start. It was magic."
Sam and Celeste spent three years and several hundreds of thousands of dollars renovating the house. After a chance meeting, they decided to work with designer Tamara Kaye-Honey to bring the home to life. The living room is accessorized with 1960s-era Italian ceramics and glass, a gigantic Capiz- shell spherical of a light fixture and the contemporary Italian prints the couple collects.
In another playful moment, the adjacent media room—where the family takes a seat on the long, remade Victorian-era sofa to watch television—one wall panel is covered in a photographic wallpaper printed with a photograph depicting people watching a performance from box seats at the Vienna Opera House.