Why this Instagram famous home sold for nearly double the purchase price

The Blanco Bungalow, an Instagram-famous Spanish bungalow that oozes style and comfort — thanks to the relentless work of its former designer owner, Laura Genevieve — has recently sold for $1,010,000.

Current sellers Laura Genevieve and Jonathan Strader bought the property in October 2018, not long after the couple welcomed their son, Coyote.

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The family of three wanted to find a place to call home and buy their first property, but they faced an all-too-common problem: Los Angeles real estate is prohibitively expensive.

While the property itself was in dire need of upgrades, Laura saw the potential and was determined to breathe new life into the century-old residence.

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The two-bedroom, one-bathroom retreat has since been meticulously and extensively renovated to feature the home’s original redwood flooring, archways, hacienda bookshelves, and Spanish charm.


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