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Cottage living room before renovation.
Photography by Lisa Romerein

Before: Airy cottage

This 900-square-foot house in Santa Monica was billed as a teardown when designer Julie Hart first saw it. Rooms like this living area were cramped and dark.

The first thing she did was climb to the attic to make sure she could raise the ceiling. And indeed, she could.

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