An interior stylist with a soft spot for run-down homes brings a 1951 ranch in Monterey Hills back to life.

The carpeting was removed to reveal the concrete slab underneath, which was finished with epoxy paint.

Designer Tony Wei has long had an interest in fixing up interiors. As a kid, Wei would visit yard sales and flea markets with his mom, sometimes finding old furniture to bring home and rehab. Those early experiences have evolved into a passion for renovating old houses as an adult. “I love to restore homes. I’m just attracted to vintage stuff. Things with character, things with patina,” says Wei. “I have a natural inclination towards tired old things that need a new lease on life.”

Before: Exterior

Before: The three-bedroom, three-bath home is 2,809 square feet and sits on an 11,000-square-foot lot above the street.

Before: The three-bedroom, three-bath home is 2,809 square feet and sits on an 11,000-square-foot lot above the street.

Courtesy of Tony Wei

Before: The front porch had a dated color scheme.

Before: The front porch had a dated color scheme.

Courtesy of Tony Wei

Before: The siding was replaced.

Before: The siding was replaced.

Courtesy of Tony Wei

See the full story on Dwell.com: Before & After: A Muddled Midcentury Ranch in L.A. Gets a Suave Update